on January 14, 2022
The year has well and truly started now, including in global health policy circles. All the better, I hear you say, with Omicron all over the planet now. This week the Working group on strengthening WHO preparedness and response to health emergencies got together, ahead of the 150th WHO Executive Board meeting later this month. (A face-to-face) Davos meeting has been postponed again – that is becoming one of the few nice annual “spin-offs” of this pandemic 😊 – but the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks report 2022’ provided again some dire reading. (PS: Wonder when the WEF itself, with its trademark ‘stakeholder capitalism’ & multistakeholderism penchant, will pop up among the risks)
While global vaccine inequity remains a dire problem now that boosters are all the rage in an increasing number of countries, and second-generation vaccines are more and more argued for, in many Northern countries pressure on the unvaccinated is steadily increasing, for...