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Coordination and cooperation are essential: A call for a global network to enhance integrated human health risk resilience based on China’s COVID-19 pandemic coping practice
In this short article, the authors summarize a set of COVID-19 pandemic-related analyses and lessons that are inspired by Chinese practice. More than a year after its appearance and still rampant around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted tragically how poorly the world is prepared to handle systemic risks in an increasingly hyper-connected global social-ecological system. The absence or clear inadequacy of global governance arrangements and mechanisms is painfully distinct and obvious.
First, strong government response is one of the most important methods to control a pandemic. Second, countries should be concerned about human-to-frozen goods-to-human transmission. Third, sharing resources and experiences through cooperation is crucial to ensure an adequate health response. Based on these insights, the authors stress the critical importance of coordination and cooperation, and call for a global network to enhance integrated human health risk resilience.