Submitted by Julian Pickering on Monday 4th January 2021
Published on Monday 11th January 2021
Current status: Open
Open until: Sunday 11th July 2021
Current Signatures: 13
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Seek international pact for immediate border closures upon discovery of epidemic
The UK Government should seek a global agreement so that ALL countries agree to IMMMEDIATELY stop travel in and out of their country if they discover an epidemic - no matter the economic cost. Signatories should commit to giving medical, military and economic aid to nations facing such epidemics.
The 'Global Pandemic Firewall' – could help save Billions in money and Millions in lives and if it only delays a pandemic could buy countries more time to prepare. It appears that insufficient early action was taken to contain Covid-19. Whether we need it in 2025 or 2100 it is a sensible long-term plan that needs to be enforceable by law or by 'after the fact' sanctions.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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