NEW YORK — The world’s top coronaviral experts announced Monday a new collaboration initiative to help them better understand and address the virus.
The World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) launched the collaborative “Carcinomics Initiative” in September, seeking to increase the share of information and data about coronavira outbreaks and coronaviremissions in the United States and around the world.
The initiative is part of the organization’s effort to help the public understand and understand the threat posed by coronaviris, which cause the most deadly pandemic.
“This collaboration is an important first step to help us better understand the role of coronavis in pandemic preparedness and response,” said Dr. Michael Osterholm, WHO Director-General.
The collaboration, which aims to gather data from coronavia outbreaks and epidemiology reports in the U.S., Canada, and the European Union, will help the two agencies better understand how coronavides affect human health.
The new initiative was announced by WHO Director Dr. Tom Frieden at a press conference on Monday.
“The WHO and CDC have an important responsibility to act quickly to prevent and respond to these new and complex coronaviroctosis pandemics.
They have the power to help keep the public safe, but we can’t stop now.
We need a coordinated response,” Frieden said.
He added, “We are also taking steps to strengthen the collaboration between the CDC and WHO, including increasing the collaboration capacity and access, strengthening our communication and collaboration, and working together more closely on the coordination and surveillance of coronavalviruses.”
The new collaboration effort is a continuation of the work of the World Health and Global Health Collaboration, which began in 2014 and is currently the world’s largest collaboration of coronivirus experts.
It focuses on the most advanced technologies and research and includes the world-leading WHO and the CDC, the U-M Medical School, the Johns Hopkins University, and Harvard University.