Coronavirus (1404) Nature: World commits to a pandemic response pact: what's next (2)

2 December, 2021

Indeed, the efforts continue to produce more vaccines and distribute/sell them, equally or not equally is another subject. The biggest problem has been the misinformation. It has been said many times by many experts that the misinformation has been more dangerous than the virus itself and that sharing the bad news and exchanging rumors have more effect on people than the virus itself. Leaders of this world that are getting together to create another group are failing once again to deal with the real issue. Information information information.

Thank you. Najeeb Al-Shorbaji

HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.

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