Science Diplomacy: Revisiting a New Health Paradigm in Manoeuvring the Pandemic
A silver lining of late has been the witnessing of the real-time results of diplomatic relations in various areas including science technology innovation and especially vaccine development. A global problem calls for a joint action by participating countries to pool their resources together and find a solution the benefits of which reach beyond several borders. A well grounded international relation among countries in these times of pandemic needs to be further strengthened not just for the development of more potent vaccines but also for cementing ties in the areas of biotechnological or scientific advancements. The history is witness to the fact that such efforts have also provided an opportunity to look closer and deeper into the strategies that have not worked optimally in the past. Such a critical look at the performances in the desired areas at international level almost always delivers a better focused pragmatic solution. Emerging from several rounds of cross-border discussions and deliberations, the diplomatic exercises have already begun to bear fruits. The comity of nations is a more coherent whole today the proof of which is evident enough on multiple fronts of global public health.