EWC Seminars Live: The Learning Curve: Public Health Experts on Lessons from Covid-19 Response in Asia and the US Webinar

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When: Jul 28 2020 - 4:00pm until Jul 28 2020 - 5:30pm
Where: Zoom Webinar
What:

The East-West Center Seminars and Journalism Program invites you to attend
EWC Seminars Live:

The Learning Curve: Public Health Experts on Lessons from Covid-19 Response in Asia and the US Webinar

Tuesday, July 28 | 4:00 – 5:30pm, Hawaii
Wednesday, July 29 | 10:00 – 11:30am, Hong Kong

The world has looked to South Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and Vietnam as successful examples in their initial responses to Covid-19; their case numbers and deaths have been lower compared to western countries. With the SARS and MERS pandemics still fresh in mind, these Asian governments reacted quickly, firmly and robustly to control the pandemic, and they continue to do so as second and third waves threaten their populations. In contrast, the United States leads the world by far in total numbers of coronavirus cases and deaths with new outbreaks and fatalities surging. Hospitals in most seriously affected communities continue to be short on supplies. Americans say government policy has sometimes been inconsistent and confusing, and wearing masks has become a political issue, not just a matter of health.

Two internationally respected public health and infectious disease experts will compare and contrast the responses taken by the United States and examples in Asia in addressing the Covid-19 pandemic; share lessons learned from these approaches; and offer best steps forward for the world to defeat the current pandemic and prevent future ones.

Speakers:

  • Dr. Michael T. OSTERHOLM, Regents Professor and Director, Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy, University of Minnesota, and Author, Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs, Minneapolis, MN, USA @mtosterholm
  • Dr. Keiji FUKUDA, Director and Clinical Professor, University of Hong Kong School of Public Health, Hong Kong SAR China @HKU_SPH

 

Moderator:

  • Maryn MCKENNA, Freelance Journalist and Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Human Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA @marynmck

 

To register, visit www.eastwestcenter.org/EWCSeminarsLive

 

Primary Contact Info:
Name: Kris Wee