John Overmyer

По ту сторону пандемии

НЬЮ-ЙОРК – Всемирная организация здравоохранения официально заявила, что вирус гриппа H1N1 является всемирной пандемией. Правительства, международные организации и люди во всем мире обоснованно сосредоточены на борьбе с вирусом.

Скорость, с которой вирус H1N1 распространился практически на всех континентах, подчеркивает нашу взаимозависимость. Сегодня воздействие болезни в одной стране, в конечном счете, ощущают все. Таким образом, любой эффективный ответ должен основываться на чувстве глобальной солидарности и хорошо информированном собственном интересе.

Мы снова должны признать, что мы все взаимосвязаны в этой проблеме. Когда новая болезнь уничтожает мир, доступ к вакцинам и противовирусным лекарствам не может ограничиваться только теми, кто может за них заплатить. Богатые страны не могут рассчитывать на то, что они сохранят здоровье, если его потеряют более бедные нации. Необходимо открыто и быстро обмениваться штаммами вирусов и информацией. Правительства и фармацевтические компании должны быть уверены, что более бедные страны получают необходимую медицинскую помощь.

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