810) Great Decisions 2021: The World Health Organization's Response to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the World Health Organization (WHO) into the limelight, for better and for worse. While some criticism of the organization was unfair, the response to the early stages of the pandemic left many experts wanting more from the WHO. What is the WHO’s role in responding to international pandemics? What can be done to improve the WHO’s response to future global health crises?  How are the uncertainties concerning how SARS2 began and spread impacting confidence in the way WHO has handled the pandemic?

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