Caught in a superpower struggle: the inside story of the WHO's response to coronavirus

Caught between the US and China, the world health body has been unable to enforce compliance or information sharing When a pandemic strikes, the world’s leading experts convene – physically or virtually – in a hi-tech chamber in the basement of the Geneva headquarters of the World Health Organization. It is called the “strategic health operations centre”, or SHOC, an appropriately urgent acronym for a place where life and death decisions are taken, and it is where critical choices were made in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. Continue reading...