A Global Health Expert Discusses Covid-19 And The Challenges Ahead, As UN Convenes General Assembly

Dr. Vanessa Kerry, cofounder and CEO of Seed Global Health, explains why the world needs cooperative approaches to solving the coronavirus pandemic rather than isolated short-term fixes.

As world leaders gather virtually this week to commemorate the 75th year since the establishment of the United Nations, this moment in history is unique—in both opportunity and peril. While not mired in a world war, the spirit of the UN’s preamble —“to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind”—is still remarkably relevant. At the UN General Assembly this year, the world unites not in the wake of a world war, but in this context of enormous threat to human life in the form of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Since the establishment of the UN, the global community

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