By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
BERLIN (Worthy News) – Health ministers of the Group of Seven (G7) rich nations are to participate in a pandemic exercise in Germany simulating a new fast-spreading and dangerous pandemic, Germany’s top-selling Bild newspaper reported Thursday.
Bild said the ministers would test an outbreak of a “smallpox virus” originating from leopards.
News of the planned exercise comes as authorities in Europe already warn of possible new restrictive measures such as lockdowns to combat outbreaks in Europe which they say is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“At the beginning of 2020, the corona pandemic caught the whole world completely unprepared,” commented Bild, which often breaks important news stories.
“There was a short-term lack of masks, gowns, and disinfectants, but above all, a plan was missing! The health ministers of the G7 countries want to be better prepared in the future and are preparing for a possible new pandemic.”
Bild said it had obtained the documents for the ministerial exercise, which was to add to debates about how to handle and control populations in perceived health emergencies.
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