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David Wiebers and Valery Feigin, What the COVID-19 crisis is telling humanity

Abstract

Large-scale changes in human behaviour are urgently needed to prevent future pandemics involving zoonotic diseases such as COVID-19. However, this will not happen to the required degree, and with sufficient speed, without a major shift in how humanity collectively governs itself. Alongside a shift in focus from individual behaviours to the structural conditions underpinning the world economy that shape human behaviours, effective global governance presses us to connect more dots than ever before. The One Health approach is an important starting point but we need to go much further.

Author Biography

Kelley Lee is a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair in Global Health Governance and Professor of Global Health Policy in the Faculty of Health Sciences, Simon Fraser University, Canada. Her work focuses on strengthening collective action to mitigate the adverse impacts of globalization on population health and disease. Website

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