Pandemic failures

The Lancet Commission on lessons for the future from the
COVID-19 pandemic

14th September 2022

WHO response

WHO acted too cautiously and too slowly

Several important matters

To warn about human transmissibility of the virus

To declare a Public Health Emergency of International Concern

To support international travel protocols designed to slow the spread of the virus

(This delay contributed to the spread of the virus and limited the possibilities for risk mitigation.)

To endorse the public use of face masks as protective gear

To recognise the airborne transmission of the virus.

(These delayed and vague recommendations from WHO continued until late April, 2021.)

Just 1 example, after receiving an open letter

From 238 scientists in July, 2020,

asking the organisation to address airborne transmission

WHO did not change until April 30, 2021.

Multiple failures of international cooperation

Too many governments have failed to adhere to basic norms of institutional rationality and transparency,

and the world’s major powers have failed to collaborate to control the pandemic.

Specific points

Lack of timely notification of the initial outbreak of COVID-19

Costly delays in acknowledging the crucial airborne exposure pathway of SARS-CoV-2,

and in implementing appropriate measures at national and global levels to slow the spread of the virus.

Lack of coordination among countries regarding suppression strategies

Failure of governments to examine evidence and adopt best practices for controlling the pandemic,

and managing economic and social spillovers

Shortfall of global funding for low-income and middle-income countries (LMICs)

Failure to ensure adequate global supplies and equitable distribution of key commodities,

protective gear, diagnostics, medicines, medical devices, and vaccines

Lack of timely, accurate, systematic data

Infections, deaths, viral variants, health system responses, and indirect health consequences

Again the report raised lab leak possibility

Poor enforcement of appropriate levels of biosafety regulations in the lead-up to the pandemic,

raising the possibility of a laboratory-related outbreak

Failure to combat systematic disinformation

Lack of global and national safety nets to protect populations experiencing vulnerability.

As of May 31, 2022

There were 6·9 million reported deaths and 17·2 million estimated deaths from COVID-19

Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

This staggering death toll is both a profound tragedy and a massive global failure at multiple levels.

Sustainable development process

Set back by several years,

Deep underfinancing, Sustainable Development Goals and,

aims of the Paris Climate Agreement.

Previous publications

Lancet 2021

Lancet Jan 2022

Written by Dr. John Campbell

Hello Everyone,My name is John Campbell and I am a retired Nurse Teacher and A and E nurse based in England. I also do some teaching in Asia and Africa when time permits. These videos are to help students to learn the background to all forms of health care. My PhD focused on the development of open learning resources for nurses nationally and internationally.


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  1. Finally…..why did the creator it seems leave some parts of his bible text cloudy and vague….he did it to test whether you were prepared to love one another more than your mere opinion about whatever you may have read…..that's why!….he's not printed ink on paper.

  2. I still cannot get over the fact that Ivermectin was not available in the UK as a medicine against the Covid when it could have helped people.??? Yet I remember that the Indian government were freely giving it out to everyone as part of a prevention package???? Just for the record it saved me and my husbands lives no thanks to the uk government! We acquired our own supply

  3. So, the big question is, what action is to be taken against the WHO? it is clearly corrupt. The main man is a friend of China because of a $4 Billion lab built in his country. Hence he was slow to act or say anything to upset his 'friend'. World governments followed them like sheep. No questions were asked. Travel out of China should have been stopped in late 2019, if it had, we wouldn't have gone through this scam. China still says the virus started elsewhere. The western countries have made China rich and powerful, they can take it away with sanctions, but maybe, the involvement of the US government CDC in the Wuhan lab is the reason nothing will happen. No doubt this will get taken down, free speech is also a thing of the past.

  4. 2:54 minutes, in Feb. 2020 is when I got a 3 day mild flu and a 50 day cough. Never had anything close. Dr. John says at that time "stop the flights out of China", but wait, the Chinese government is the largest dishonest government in the history of the world. The WHO likes money. Fire all those assholes, and give them a penny.

  5. If the virus is airborne transmitted, why would basic masks work (that do not filter micro droplets) seeing that you breath in the same volume of air whether wearing a mask or not?

  6. If you want to get right for next time, then you have to be willing to see this as criminality, rather than ineptitude. 9/11 allowed for regime change operations to take place, and the pandemic is allowing for what comes next. The problem is we have no chance of getting it right next time either, because we have no control. The idea that we have any bit of power is delusional thinking.

  7. I can't help but think that along with newer diet from who, or which ever endorses substitute protein in sources of foods, ..crickets as I saw, could the chi-tin molecular aspect actually combine with other cells and create similar air borne situation? I know it's imo as well other sources of agitated soul, but with the vitamin d depriving chi-tin and allergic anaphylaxis ordeal, could that be the same? It's quite debatable until true studies are done.

  8. There were established pandemic plans in place. The UK had them, as did the WHO. It's a basic maxim of all emergency planning that in the event of a emergency you stick to the plan. To not do so requires some serious explaining, otherwise those who pushed to discard those plans are culpable.

  9. Sigh. I have so many issues with the apriori assumptions in these report highlights. These show a selective engagement of actual data. Please please please review this study which apparently even this Lancet team hasn't engaged.

    Serologic Testing of US Blood Donations to Identify Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)-Reactive Antibodies: December 2019-January 2020

    "Results: Of the 7389 samples, 106 were reactive by pan-Ig. Of these 106 specimens, 90 were available for further testing. Eighty-four of 90 had neutralizing activity, 1 had S1 binding activity, and 1 had receptor-binding domain/ACE2 blocking activity >50%, suggesting the presence of anti-SARS-CoV-2-reactive antibodies. Donations with reactivity occurred in all 9 states."
    Small numbers, yes, but very widely distributed.

    It dramatically shifts the nature of what earliest investigations should have been… seismic shift in what interventions we're really possible.

  10. Nice list– but you forgot outright lying, cover-ups, hypocrisy, censorship of what turned to be the truth in many cases, illegal and immoral coercion, threats and baseless accusations against the citizenry, gas-lighting, denial of basic scientific knowledge in policy such natural immunity/failure of vax to stop infection and transmission etc, and the blatant and outright stupidity in many cases by those in charge. Minus that, the other short-comings would have been much more tolerable.

  11. Im curious Doctor John. We know, in part thanks to you, that there has been significant amounts of disinformation (or worse) coming from our governments and our press over just about everything to do with Covid 19. These same people are pushing the climate doomsday narratives. At any point does your knowledge of their incompetence/deceit/malfeasance/other over topic 1 not make you question their reliability/honesty/knowledge/motivations over topic 2? Just asking for a friend.

  12. Dr. John. Do you think that "climate change science" might have the same sort of politics and lack of transparency occurring as happened during the pandemic to those involved (like the WHO as you documented today)? I would encourage you to develop a healthy skepticism of those "scientists" as well…

  13. Yes! Thank you! I have been saying the same thing that the incompetence is astounding and no accountability. I tried contacting them directly to shut everything down and of course that didn't do anything after what I was seeing. Didn't make any sense that they didn't stop all air travel.

  14. They are all corrupt. Simple really. This has all been about depopulation, digital currency and digital tracking. Wake up people. They are trying to crush economies to then bring in a one world currency. Total control of everything you do.

  15. So? This very important work and conclusions of Lancet comission nowhere has been contradicted the need in vaccination. Quite the opposite – from the review:
    "All ongoing risks highlight the continued urgency of global cooperation to end the COVID-19 pandemic and to prepare for future pandemics. Although we have largely failed in terms of global cooperation during the first 2 years of this pandemic, putting such cooperation into place is still urgent. We remain far from preparedness for future pandemics, and logic tells us that achieving safety will require the reinforcement of basic tools of pandemic control on a truly global basis: universal vaccine coverage, physical distancing, the use of face masks as appropriate, prudential controls on potential superspreader events, safe workplaces, surveillance for new variants, global protocols for safe international travel, and the scale-up of test-trace-and-isolate regimens to be put in place when community transmission is low to ensure that it is kept low."
    ——— as in:
    universal vaccine coverage, physical distancing, the use of face masks as appropriate, prudential controls on potential superspreader events, safe workplaces, surveillance for new variants, global protocols for safe international travel"

  16. Thank you for your really honest reporting, I have listened to many of your videos! It's good to hear a genuine view about what is really happening.

    I'm surprised you believe the climate change lie, I believe it's a money-making scam that is causing huge problems for many people. I know you carry out your research very carefully, have you checked out what's really going on with climate change?

  17. Although I hate to say it, but Trump had a point about defending WHO, better to scrap it and start again with a new organisation, it has lost all credibility. I would point out how they also ignored African scientists and doctors when they said Monkeypox has changed methods of transmission 4 years before the current outbreak.

  18. The biggest failure was ignoring self care. Vitamin d, exercise. Makes were shown inadequate from the start. Ivermectin was dismissed from the start despite fauci saying goes good it was 10 years ago. Follow the money

  19. As an aid to life in all its manifestations it's wise to understand one of the key areas where we are all going wrong. It's in taking charge of the lymph flow through our bodies. For many, it's sludgy, stale lymph, jamming up all our internal organs, but my experience suggests it can be improved upon if we take it and Jesus Christ seriously enough. By my reasoning, pure lymph is an aqueous fluid that is stored in the bladder. If it gets even mildly toxic we are forced to empty the bladder but then we have this pure aqueous fluid free to enter our bodies for a while, and it will, if we adapt an honest and responsible attitude, including prayer, which offers a mechanism that induces this flow of pure aqueous fluid into our bone marrow, our spine, and into the spaces between our dermis and epidermis…all thanks to Jesus Christ.

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