The Asia Scotland Institute decided to reach out to Professor Devi Sridhar for her comments on Covid-19, the Coronavirus crisis that the UK and so many other countries are facing as it has transitioned into a global pandemic in recent weeks.
Devi Sridhar is a Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at the University of Edinburgh. Her research considers the effectiveness of public health interventions and how to improve development assistance for health.
The author of two books, she is a graduate of the University of Miami’s Honours Medical Programme and a Rhodes Scholar who gained her D Phil from Oxford University. She now lives in Edinburgh.
Although very much in demand, Devi agreed to answer our questions about the current pandemic and what follow are her comments.