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