UN High Level Pandemic Meeting Should Be Only the Beginning
The fear and disruption brought on by COVID-19 are already fading into memory. But pandemic risks remain and are in fact increasing. While the HLM will refocus attention on the actions needed to prepare, longer term solutions are required to ensure continued progress. For the HLM to have concrete, lasting impact, participants should commit to a high-level standing body like the Global Health Threats Council that will marshal the attention and resources needed to protect the world from the threats to come.