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WHO to set up a data hub to anticipate pandemic threats

Today, WHO to set up a data hub to anticipate pandemic threats . This will help to identify and analyze emerging pandemics and epidemics all around the world. In other words, they are hopeful to prevent any consequences like COVID-19. 

The WHO to set up a data hub to anticipate pandemic threats,  data hub for epidemic and Pandemic Intelligence – relies on data and digital precursors. It will then identify and analyse the threats. Subsequently, it will prevent or prepare us to make decisions that control risks all around the world.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has exposed gaps in the global systems for pandemic and epidemic intelligence. There will be more viruses that will emerge with the potential for sparking epidemics or pandemics”. WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. WHO to set up a data hub to anticipate pandemic threats.

The data hub will be set up in Berlin, Germany. After that, It will be operational by the end of this year. 

Angela Merkel said that Berlin is a good location for the hub. She added that it already has leading players in both the health and digital fields.

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“There’s a clear need for a stronger global early warning alert and emergency response system with improved public health intelligence. Better data and better analytics are key for better decisions.” German Health Minister Jens Spahn said about this initiative.

Data hub to anticipate pandemic threats in future

“There are signals that may occur before epidemics happen… data that can give us pre-signals,” said WHO emergencies director Michael Ryan. WHO to set up a data hub to anticipate pandemic threats

Both international and Chinese researchers worked to understand how it started. Coincidentally, They came to the conclusion that bats are the most likely cause of virus transmission.

The cases were first reported at the beginning of 2020. On the other hand, experts suggested that the outbreak could have started in September 2019. WHO to set up a data hub to anticipate pandemic threats.

WHO was first aware of the outbreak on the 31st of December. Incidentally, It was first reported by the epidemic intelligence service’s office in China. They spotted a media report of “ various patients with pneumonia-like symptoms” in Wuhan.

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Finally, With a data hub to anticipate future pandemic threats, we can probably avoid a pandemic of this extent. Officials from WHO are optimistic that we can stop it from becoming a sad reality.

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