The Science, Politics and Geopolitics of Coronavirus

    Date 17 February 2020
    Time 10:00 am
    Venue Conference Room, ISIS Malaysia
    Status Free Admission

    Presentation by
    Dr Khor Swee Kheng
    Senior Fellow
    Health Systems and Policies
    University of Malaya

    As viruses have no passports, the 2019 novel coronavirus (nCoV) outbreak is a fight between species, not between countries or between individuals. The ongoing outbreak highlights the intersections between health systems, public health and security at the nation-state, regional and global levels. The inevitable interactions between science, domestic politics and geopolitics during transnational outbreaks must help, rather than hinder, successful outbreak responses. How should Malaysia respond during crisis periods, build resilience during non-crisis periods, and interact effectively with other countries to assure global health?


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