World Leaders Call For New Pandemic Treaty

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 * Global leaders jointly called for a pandemic treaty early Tuesday, arguing that the Covid-19 crisis had posed the “greatest challenge for the global community since the late 1940s.” 
 * The joint letter, published in newspapers around the world, included the signatories of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. 
 * The U.S. and China, as well as Russia, were notably absent from the signatories of the letter, however. 
Global leaders have published a letter calling for a pandemic treaty to improve cooperation and transparency in the case of future outbreaks, but China and the U.S. were not among the signatories. 
In the joint letter, published Tuesday in newspapers around the world, the leaders argued that the Covid-19 crisis had posed the “greatest challenge for the global community since the late 1940s.” 
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