SAGO has a politics problem, and WHO is ignoring it

@article{Moon2021SAGOHA,
  title={SAGO has a politics problem, and WHO is ignoring it},
  author={Joshua R. Moon and Clare Wenham and Sophie Harman},
  journal={BMJ},
  year={2021},
  volume={375}
}
The World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Scientific Advisory Group on the Origins of Novel Pathogens (SAGO) has recently been established to “define and guide studies into the origins [of Novel Pathogens]” and “advise WHO on prioritising studies and field investigations into [Novel Pathogens].” In both of these, an attention to political questions like “which pathogens deserve investigation?” and “how should countries’ possible pathogen origins be prioritised?” will need to be addressed. 

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