TOWARDS AN EFFECTIVE PANDEMIC RESPONSE WHERE NO ONE IS LEFT BEHIND
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When a country is hit by a disaster or an epidemic, global solidarity is called upon and resources are mobilized, largely from high-income countries. The current pandemic scenario was different, even more in the beginning. All countries were hit, and they needed their own resources to reduce the impact on their health system and population. Many factors have been identified to hamper an optimal response to the pandemic like a delayed country-level and WHO response, a lack of coordination among governments, public opposition to routine public health and social measures, and the failure to properly address the profoundly unequal effects of the pandemic.