Chapter 53 “the post pandemic world: time for global consistency”
One noticed as a physician or lay person the many different approaches taken by countries to control and limit the spread of viruses. There was anything but a concise and uniform approach. Masks were useless at one point then they became essential depending in what political entity you were living in. There were shortages of personal protective equipment and of treatment pharmaceuticals. The World Health Organization was lambasted continually often for good reason for being inconsistent and subject to political pressure.
So similar to the United Nations, a global approach to outlaw biological warfare research another convention was signed by all United Nations’ members called “A Uniform Global Approach to Treatment of Pandemics”. I will not bore you with its contents other than saying it was an operating manual to managing a pandemic on a consistent basis.
The WHO was totally reorganized and for the next pandemic there would be a member appointed “Pandemic Response Committee”. Their first piece of business was to ensure each country had stockpiled all the weapons necessary to contain a pandemic such as PPE, ventilators and pharmaceuticals generically required to deal with seriously ill people. It did not cover all eventualities but set up general guidelines of pandemic management particularly obligating swift reporting of outbreaks to the WHO and established penalties for fudging numbers. It was at least a start in the right direction to try and create order from the past pandemic mayhem.
One sorely needed approach was how to manage long term care facilities where it was estimated for the COVIDs 50-80% of all fatalities occurred.
So the end result of all this murdering in the name of science came to an end with a United Nations treaty “A Convention to Outlaw Biological Warfare and its Research”. All countries signed this treaty, even North Korea. This time all countries had suffered under biological warfare research gone wrong so it looked as if this treaty was not a treaty made to be broken.
So many scientists had become whores for close to a century and we all hoped this would end their murderous inclinations.