Coronavirus knows no international borders, neither must its eventual cure | Jeremy Farrar

Unless a vaccine is made available to every country Covid-19 will turn into a global threat without end

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President Trump’s recent comments against the World Health Organization are, unfortunately, unsurprising. Healthcare workers and public health bodies have often become the subject of people’s misplaced anger during pandemics. It is deeply concerning, however, to see this playing out again today on a global political scale.

Divided, we will fail. No part of the world is unaffected by Covid-19 and it demands coordinated action to solve it. The US cannot keep coronavirus out unless the virus is also under control in the rest of the world. Thinking in terms of single nations or narrow political allegiances prolongs the crisis and deepens the impact on every country and community.

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