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All for One and One for All: The COVID-19 Experience and Global Pandemic Preparedness

Version 1 : Received: 28 August 2020 / Approved: 30 August 2020 / Online: 30 August 2020 (11:38:30 CEST)

How to cite: Olanipekun, T. All for One and One for All: The COVID-19 Experience and Global Pandemic Preparedness. Preprints 2020, 2020080662 Olanipekun, T. All for One and One for All: The COVID-19 Experience and Global Pandemic Preparedness. Preprints 2020, 2020080662

Abstract

The socio-economic benefits of globalization cannot be overemphasized. However, the global spread of infectious diseases has so followed a parallel course. The recent wave of pandemics with emerging new diseases has shown that no part of the world is immune from the spread of infectious diseases. COVID-19 like previous pandemics has exposed inadequacies of our healthcare systems and global capacity for prevention, early detection, and response in pandemic outbreaks. Given the highly interconnected global economy and the high potential for passim spread of infections, every nation must not only come up with concerted efforts to prevent and better prepare for pandemics, international solidarity and engagements will also be critical to ensure a long-lasting and sustainable solution. We are only as strong as our weakest health system, global support to strengthen all health systems around the world is the most effective way to be pandemic – ready. ‘All for one and one for all’.

Subject Areas

COVID-19; globalization; health systems; pandemic; preparedness

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