Independent probe suggests WHO and China Could Have Prevented the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 wrecked havoc all over the world. Allegedly, the virus originated from Wuhan, China. Millions of people lost their lives. Meanwhile, an independent panel had made a shocking revelation about the global corona virus pandemic. 

According to the panel, the corona virus spread across the world due to the negligence of China and the World Health Organization. The Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response prepared this report. In the report the panel said that the Corona virus could have been prevented from becoming a pandemic. However, China did not control it in time. The report also held the World Health Organization responsible for this.

This independent group investigating the global pandemic has concluded that WHO and Beijing could have worked faster when the first case of corona was reported in China. But they did not do so. And due to the negligence of both of them, the corona virus took the form of epidemic worldwide.

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In the second report on epidemiological preparedness and response, the report evaluated the chronology of the early stage of the epidemic outbreak. It indicates that there was a need to work more quickly after the initial signs.

In late 2019, Wuhan city of China reported the first case of corona virus. As China was trying to keep the dangerous virus confined to its borders, it had already become a global pandemic. The virus killed more than two million people and caused damage to many economies.

The panel found that it was clear that local and national health authorities in China should implement the public health measures more forcefully in January itself. The panel has also criticized the World Health Organization. It said that the United Nations health agency did not even report the pandemic crisis to its emergency committee until January 22, 2020. The committee also failed to declare the novel corona virus as a public health emergency ahead of time.

According to the report, it is not yet clear why the committee did not meet until the third week of January. Also why it could not agree on the declaration of emergency? As the corona virus crisis spread throughout the world, the WHO has been criticized for its lax response. The WHO has also been criticized for the delay in declaring the pandemic a disaster and mandating a face mask.