Global science-policy virus response (but look who’s not there)

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel reports participating in a global science-leaders forum on COVID-19 responses

Dr Finkel advises the weekly discussion has most recently focused on the need for participants to share research OA, updates on vaccine and therapeutics research. Australia also has access to US modelling on ICU demand.

The group is chaired by the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, Kevin Droegemeier. Participating countries are, Australia, Brazil, Canada, the EU, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Spain, and United Kingdom. Perhaps China was washing it’s hair when they last met.