WHO starts data-sharing effort to prevent pandemics. Will nations cooperate?

The World Health Organization has launched an effort to speed up disease detection and response by bringing it into the digital age, using advanced computing and international data sharing.The WHO Hub for Pandemic and Epidemic Intelligence, based in Berlin, will get an initial US$100 million backing from Germany and is this year set to open a permanent campus in the city. It will be headed by Chikwe Ihekweazu, currently the director general of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.But experts…