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Top global health experts lay out a global response to the COVID-19 pandemic in a white paper released on April 23, 2020. Several members of the Global Health Initiative faculty committee are principal or contributing authors.

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April 23, 2020

COVID-19: A Global Pandemic Demands a Global Response

Author: Deus Bazira Mark Dybul Charles B. Holmes Rebecca Katz Susan C. Kim John Kraemer John T. Monahan

SARS-CoV-19, a novel coronavirus that jumped from bats to humans, has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, the worst global health crisis in a century. That crisis, in turn, is wreaking economic havoc that could dwarf the Great Depression. ...

No country is safe from SARS-CoV-2 as long as it exists anywhere in the world. Throughout history, we have faced down threats at home and abroad when we come together as a human family. We can emerge from this crisis, stronger, healthier, and more resilient. A global response will defeat a global pandemic. The time to act is now.

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