Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown says it's going to take a one-world government to tackle the coronavirus pandemic.
It's a two-part problem, the former Labor leader explained: first the medical crises and then the economic shutdown imposed in response.
"This is not something that can be dealt with in one country," Brown told the Guardian newspaper of London.
"There has to be a coordinated global response."
That means at least a temporary form of global government, Brown said.
It should start with a task force of world leaders, health experts and the heads of international groups that would have the "power" to coordinate the response.
He explained: "This is first and foremost a medical emergency and there has to be joint action to deal with that. But the more you intervene to deal with the medical emergency, the more you put economies at risk."
While individual countries have their own issues, he said, it would take a task force to "make sure the efforts of central banks were coordinated; take steps to prevent the record flight of capital from emerging market economies; and agree a joint approach to the use of government spending to boost growth," the report said.
Breaking Israel News reported Brown was calling on world leaders to form such a coalition.