UK to Develop Pandemic Radar with WHO

Britain Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced that they will work with the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop a “pandemic radar” system to identify new coronavirus variants quickly.

The “pandemic radar” will also track emerging diseases globally to ensure the world is never “caught unawares again.”

Johnson said that they have a plan for “Global Pandemic Radar” ahead of a G20 Global Health summit today in Rome.

“The world must never be caught unawares again by a virus spreading among us unchecked,” he said.

“We need to build a system of disease surveillance fit for the 21st century, with real-time data sharing and rapid genomic sequencing and response,” he added.

The government of the United Kingdom is working with the World Health Organization, NGOs, government centers of disease control, and research organizations to take forward a report it commissioned from the Welcome Trust.


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