Governments Not Prepared For Pandemic That Could Kill 80 Million People, Warns Report

Posted on September 18, 2019 7:07 am
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Governments are not prepared for a devastating pandemic that could kill up to 80 million people, a new report warns.

The report was published by the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, a joint entity formed by the World Bank and the World Health Organization.

“There is a very real threat of a rapidly moving, highly lethal pandemic of a respiratory pathogen killing 50 to 80 million people and wiping out nearly 5% of the world’s economy,” warns the paper, adding that “the world is not prepared” for this.

“A global pandemic on that scale would be catastrophic, creating