(by Simone McCarthy | SCMP) – When health ministers from around the world converge for a historic meeting this week, just one thing will be on the agenda. On Monday, the governing body of the World Health Organization will begin only the second “special” session in the body’s 73-year history to consider whether some kind of treaty or agreement is needed to help fend off future pandemics. The WHO and the European Union have been pushing for a “pandemic treaty” for months, with WHO director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus repeating his pitch last week. “The ongoing chaos of this pandemic only underlines why the world needs […]

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