Christopher Whiteside MBE is Conservative County Councillor for the Egremont North and St Bees Division of Cumbria County Council. The division includes St Bees, Bigrigg, Wood End, Moor Row, part of the Mirehouse area of Whitehaven, and surrounding countryside.
He is also deputy chair (political and campaigning) of the North-West region of the voluntary wing of the Conservative party.
Chris lives and works in Copeland with his wife and family.
Saturday, May 22, 2021
The Global Pandemic Radar
The Prime Minister has announced a new Global Pandemic Radar, that will help us identify and track new COVID variants and emerging diseases around the world, helping us stop the spread of the virus and prevent future pandemics.
Britain will use our G7 Presidency to lead the global fight against Covid-19, and ensure the world is better prepared for future health threats so we are never caught unawares again.
That is why the government has announced a new ‘Global Pandemic Radar’, led by the WHO and the Wellcome Trust, to identify, track and share data on new variants, monitor vaccine resistance and spot diseases before they cause future pandemics – as well as supporting the rapid development of vaccines, treatments and tests.
By building a system of disease surveillance fit for the 21st century, we can remain vigilant to new variants and strengthen our defences against future threats.