Britain calls to create global government to tackle Covid-19
According to former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, there must be a coordinated global response in the fight against the coronavirus.
According to Gordon Brown, world leaders need to create a temporary form of global government with the participation of health experts and leaders of international organizations to combat the twin medical and economic crisis caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
A virtual meeting of the G20 group of developed and developing countries, chaired by Saudi Arabia, will be held on Thursday. However, Brown said that it would be preferable to also include the UN Security Council.
According to him, the coronavirus “is not something that can be dealt with in one country. There has to be a coordinated global response.”
He emphasized that the current crisis is different from the crisis of 2008, which was "an economic problem with economic causes and an economic solution."
In turn, the coronavirus "is first and foremost a medical emergency and there has to be joint action to deal with that."
“But the more you intervene to deal with the medical emergency, the more you put economies at risk,” says Brown.
He said that the global taskforce he proposes would fight the crisis on two fronts. A coordinated effort will be needed to find a vaccine, and to organize production, procurement and prevent profiteering.
“We need some sort of working executive,” Brown said. “If I did this again, I would make the G20 a broader organization, because in the current circumstances you need to listen to the countries that are most affected, the countries that are making a difference, and countries where there is potential for a huge number of people to be affected, for example, in Africa."
Earlier, the UOJ wrote that according to the Catholic bishop, the coronavirus showed the inglorious end of the European Union.