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The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic

About the report

The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the COVID-19 pandemic provides a comprehensive investigation, analysis, and response to COVID-19. The Commission delivers a number of recommendations that are divided into three main areas. First, practical steps to finally control and understand the COVID-19 pandemic. Second, realistic, feasible, and necessary investments to strengthen the first line of defence against emerging infectious agents in countries by strengthening health systems and widening universal health coverage. Third, ambitious proposals to ignite a renaissance in multilateralism, integrating the global response to the risk of future pandemics with actions to address the climate crisis and reversals in sustainable development.

Author: Jeffrey D Sachs,Salim S Abdool Karim,Lara Aknin,Joseph Allen,Kirsten Brosbøl,Francesca Colombo,Gabriela Cuevas Barron,María Fernanda Espinosa,Vitor Gaspar,Alejandro Gaviria,Andy Haines,Peter J Hotez,Phoebe Koundouri,Felipe Larraín Bascuñán et al.

Publication: The Lancet

Publisher: Elsevier

Date: Available online 14 September 2022 here: 

Latest update: 05.10.2023