Global Health Security Requires Medical Infrastructure in Every Country!
The European Commission and the Italian government as current chair of the G20 will hold a Global Health Summit online on May 21, 2021, in Rome. The stated intention is to release a “Rome Declaration” of principles “to guide future cooperation in preventing and responding to global health crises,” from lessons learned so far from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, and Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi are notoriously opposed to the kind of international collaboration and mobilization that are actually needed to ensure world health security, but the participation of representatives from other member countries of the G20, and of numerous international organizations, will hopefully force serious action to be taken.
In that light, the Schiller Institute’s Committee for the Coincidence of Opposites (cf. above) released a statement on May 14 addressed to the summit participants, and for general circulation, outlining the measures that need be taken worldwide. (https://schillerinstitute.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/20210515-global-health-system.pdf).
“The only way that the prolonged COVID-19 pandemic can be stopped is by re-thinking the solution,” the statement begins. “We must have modern health care systems in every country. This means infrastructure for public health, and for medical care delivery at modern standards, to all populations.”
We are able to do this today: “The 1,000-bed Huoshenshan hospital was built in 12 days in Wuhan in 2020. In the U.S., multiple field hospitals were built in record time last Spring by the Army Corps of Engineers. We must do this simultaneously around the world.”
Given the new, more aggressive strains of the SARS-CoV-2 that are showing up, the statement notes, “we are in a race against time.” To defeat the pandemic “requires the cooperation of all major industrialized nations.”
The CCO statement continues: “Health security is possible anywhere, only by provision everywhere of sufficient public health infrastructure and medical treatment capacity. This, in turn, depends directly on expanding water, power and food, which is associated with building up industrial capacity, as well as providing for adequate transportation, housing and other basics. Of necessity, collaboration among nations to deal with these tasks means deliberating on how to provide credit, and
otherwise deal with the unstable, unjust financial system. Guidelines for a new paradigm for economic development were presented in a report The LaRouche Plan To Reopen the U.S. Economy: The World Needs 1.5 Billion New, Productive Jobs (https://larouchepub.com/special_report/2020/laroucheplan- for-1500000000-jobs.pdf) The Committee goes on to give specifics of the measures that the Global Health Summit is urged to adopt.