Asia Matters Podcast

COVID-19 and SARS: Lessons Learnt?

February 03, 2020 Asia Matters Season 1 Episode 6
Asia Matters Podcast
COVID-19 and SARS: Lessons Learnt?
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Asia Matters Podcast
COVID-19 and SARS: Lessons Learnt?
Feb 03, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Asia Matters

There's only been one story in the region over the last few weeks: the coronavirus - or COVID-19 - and its spread from Wuhan to the rest of China, then Asia, now the world. There's still a lot we don't know about the virus itself; and even analysis of its handling by the Chinese authorities seems premature. 

Instead, this week we're looking back into the past, to see what if anything we can learn from previous epidemics in China. Our guest this week is Professor Sian Griffiths, who co-chaired Hong Kong’s enquiry into the SARS epidemic in 2003. 

As ever, get in touch if you have any comments at [email protected] You can also follow us on Twitter: @AsiaMattersPod

Show Notes

There's only been one story in the region over the last few weeks: the coronavirus - or COVID-19 - and its spread from Wuhan to the rest of China, then Asia, now the world. There's still a lot we don't know about the virus itself; and even analysis of its handling by the Chinese authorities seems premature. 

Instead, this week we're looking back into the past, to see what if anything we can learn from previous epidemics in China. Our guest this week is Professor Sian Griffiths, who co-chaired Hong Kong’s enquiry into the SARS epidemic in 2003. 

As ever, get in touch if you have any comments at [email protected] You can also follow us on Twitter: @AsiaMattersPod