FORECASTING 2021: Health and Covid19 - #TheAgenda with Stephen Cole
The Agenda • 3m 15s
The world’s wish for 2021 is to witness science saving the day by putting an end to the COVID-19 pandemic. The World Health Organization has rarely, if ever, dominated the headlines as it did in 2020. In charge of the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic, its role in bringing the world back to a new normal has never been more vital to the future of our planet.
To find out what’s next for the pandemic and healthcare in 2021, The Agenda’s Stephen Cole spoke to the WHO's spokesperson, Margaret Harris. She told Stephen she’s confident about the year ahead:
“We’re expecting that all that we’ve learned from the science…working together, achieving solidarity, will bring us the tools to stand up, fight and beat this virus in 2021…we will see the end of this pandemic.”
On the pandemic having shifted focus away from other important medical requirements, Margaret Harris said:
“That’s been a big concern. People were frightened they weren’t attending for all the routine care for things like blood pressure, diabetes – those problems kill many, many people…we need to do much, much more.”
2020 was, for most people, the worst year in recent memory. But the coronavirus has been a catalyst for change, rapidly accelerating world developments and forcing major industries to make substantial alterations to adapt.
So, this week, The Agenda’s Stephen Cole is looking ahead with the experts and asking what this year could have in store. It’s a critical year for our health and innovation, but also for global economies to heal, for climate change to re-take centre stage, for the travel industry to take off and for the world of sport to get back in the game.
Stephen will even be looking to the stars for any signs of hope or optimism with the help of one of the world’s best-known astrologers.
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