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Brazil supports negotiation of global pact to prevent new pandemics

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Brazil is co-sponsor with 100 other countries of a decision closed on Monday (29) to negotiate an international mechanism to prevent future outbreaks from becoming pandemics again such as the Covid-19.

The World Health Organization (W.H.O.) special assembly is expected to approve by Wednesday (1) that negotiations begin next year. From there, disagreements are likely to grow over format, devices, rights, and obligations during an outbreak.

"Omicron (the new Covid-19 variant) demonstrates why the world needs a new agreement on pandemics: our current system discourages countries from warning others about threats . . .

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