The ‘Pandemic Agreement’: What it is, What it isn’t, and What it Could Mean for the U.S.

Countries are seeking to create a new ‘pandemic agreement’ at WHO to strengthen pandemic prevention, preparedness, and response. This brief explains what the pandemic agreement is, where the U.S. stands on issues included in the agreement, and potential outcomes of the ongoing negotiations. It also evaluates several criticisms of the agreement and the evidence for each.