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G-7 Takes Steps to Better Prepare for Future Pandemics

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G-7 Takes Steps to Better Prepare for Future Pandemics

G-7 Takes Steps to Better Prepare for Future Pandemics

G-7 Takes Steps, to Better Prepare, for Future Pandemics.

ABC News reports that the Group of Seven announced plans to strengthen epidemiological early-warning systems to detect potential pandemics in the future.

ABC News reports that the Group of Seven announced plans to strengthen epidemiological early-warning systems to detect potential pandemics in the future.

The news comes over two years after the emergence of the coronavirus.

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The G-7 held a two-day meeting in Berlin this week to discuss a range of topics, including preparedness for potential future pandemics.

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The G-7 held a two-day meeting in Berlin this week to discuss a range of topics, including preparedness for potential future pandemics.

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Germany's health minister said that a World Health Organization (WHO) office in Berlin would serve as the hub for gathering and analyzing data.

Germany's health minister said that a World Health Organization (WHO) office in Berlin would serve as the hub for gathering and analyzing data.

Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the G-7 will also increase contributions to the WHO by 50% in the long term.

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Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said the G-7 will also increase contributions to the WHO by 50% in the long term.

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The increase in funding is meant to ensure that the U.N.

Agency can fulfill its role as a global leader.

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The increase in funding is meant to ensure that the U.N.

Agency can fulfill its role as a global leader.

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Separately, the group agreed to provide additional support for developing new antibiotics that could be used to treat people who've contracted resistant strains of bacteria.

Separately, the group agreed to provide additional support for developing new antibiotics that could be used to treat people who've contracted resistant strains of bacteria.

ABC News reports that antibiotic-resistant bacteria kills millions of people every year.

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ABC News reports that antibiotic-resistant bacteria kills millions of people every year.

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The group also agreed to take more steps to protect the global population from the health impacts of climate change.

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The group also agreed to take more steps to protect the global population from the health impacts of climate change.

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Those plans include modifying medical training to help adapt to climate change.

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The seven wealthy democracies that make up the G-7 include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The seven wealthy democracies that make up the G-7 include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States


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