Author: Anne Oeking, AMRO
A crisis that is heading into its third month could draw out every personal and managerial failing that the president has shown to this point.
BY PETER NICHOLAS
The coronavirus crisis is a reminder of why governments must regard health as an essential component of foreign policy. Much of the current panic could have been prevented had political leaders pursued global health diplomacy instead of adopting impulsive measures such as travel bans.
Junaid Nabi is a public health researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston
Author: Editorial Board, ANU
Author: Greg McCarthy, UWA
Author: Sara E Davies, Griffith University
The battle against the novel coronavirus pneumonia (COVID-19) has reached the most intense and complicated period. Central China’s Hubei Province has demanded admission and treatment of all patients needing medical assistance. Hubei on Thursday announced 14,840 new cases, including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases, as of midnight on Wednesday. The surge in the number is believed to be a release of the stock. Outside of Hubei, the newly confirmed cases announced on Thursday fell for the ninth consecutive day. The national control over the epidemic has produced results.
There is no doubt that China will win the battle against the coronavirus. In the meantime, however, policymakers must take steps to ensure that the economy functions as normally as possible – without compromising efforts to contain the outbreak – and can bounce back quickly once the crisis is over.
Yu Yongding, a former president of the China Society of World Economics and director of the Institute of World Economics and Politics at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, served on the Monetary Policy Committee of the People’s Bank of China from 2004 to 2006.
In response to the outbreak of novel coronavirus pneumonia (NCP), many countries around the world have expressed their goodwill to help China fight the epidemic.
By Li Yonghui