Four months – that’s the time it has taken for the coronavirus known as COVID 19 to become a global pandemic, change the face of global health and disrupt the daily lives of people around the world.
In a matter of weeks, we have witnessed confirmed cases of COVID-19 skyrocket and the economy take an unprecedented hit. We have seen life upended as businesses and schools close. We have seen how wildly unprepared governments and the global community are to respond to the magnitude of this pandemic. And just this week, the United Nations Secretary General, has asked for $2 billion to help poor countries combat the virus. Urgent financial investments are critical in this fight, but we need more than just money to control this pandemic.