02 Jun 2022 | News
In advance of the G7 heads of state get together later this month, the academies are demanding action on pandemic preparedness, zoonotic diseases, decarbonisation and melting ice
“... “The G7 summit must provide leadership on climate action, the energy transition, global pandemic preparedness and One Health,” said Gerald Haug, president of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. ...
... The academies also want political leaders to encourage a “One Health” approach to disease spill over from animals, and the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance. One Health is the philosophy that human, animal, plant and broader environmental health is all linked.
“The disruption of global ecosystems fosters the emergence of human pathogens from animal populations and vice versa,” the academies warn. While the exact source is not known, the COVID-19 pandemic is the result of a viral spill over from animals. ...”