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Opinion Progress toward One Health

President Biden speaks during the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1.
President Biden speaks during the COP26 U.N. Climate Summit in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1. (Evan Vucci/AP)
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The Group of 20 health and finance ministers expressed their determination to advance pandemic prevention in line with the comprehensive One Health approach, which is the interaction of humans, animals and ecosystems. We will have to see if this is just the end of the beginning of a global effort.

This has not been given the media attention it deserves and may be among the very few full consensus subjects that will emerge from COP26. Let’s hope not.

Richard Seifman, Rockville

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