Friday, September 11, 2020

‘Nightmare scenario’: WHO Covid-19 investigator shares worst fear

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has expressed her concerns. Images: Getty

By Lucy Dean

The Covid-19 pandemic has already triggered widespread economic destruction and more than 905,000 deaths worldwide, but it also raises major peace and security questions, a leading coronavirus expert has said.

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark is tasked with investigating government responses to the Covid-19 disease, and providing insight into how to prevent future pandemics as co-chair of the World Health Organisation’s Independent Panel for Pandemic Preparedness and Response.

And while the “unprecedented level of scientific investigation” into a vaccine gives her hope, the risk of the disease causing social collapse is also her worst fear, she told Yahoo Finance.  Read more >>