Dr Le Dinh Tinh, Director General of the Institute for Foreign Policy and Strategic Studies, Hanoi, Vietnam, shares his insights about what the world can learn from Vietnam in combating the pandemic in his article published on Sunday Guardian Live:


Coronavirus outbreak details in countries around the world

If you wish to understand the very latest on the scale of the coronavirus outbreak and the number of deaths in countries around the world and associated detail, this article from the Financial Times provides all you need to know.

Imperial College Covid 19 response team present the results of epidemiological modelling 

The global impact of COVID-19 has been profound, here the Imperial College Covid 19 response team present the results of epidemiological modelling which has informed policymaking in the UK and other countries in recent weeks.  They assess the role of a number of public health measures, concluding the effectiveness of any one intervention in isolation is likely to be limited, requiring multiple interventions to be combined to have a substantial impact on transmission. They explore two fundamental strategies: mitigation, which focuses on slowing but not necessarily stopping epidemic spread – reducing peak healthcare demand while protecting those most at risk of severe disease from infection; and suppression, which aims to reverse epidemic growth, reducing case numbers to low levels and maintaining that situation indefinitely. They conclude while experience in China and now South Korea show that suppression is possible in the short term, it remains to be seen whether it is possible long-term, and whether the social and economic costs of the interventions adopted thus far can be reduced.  Impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to reduce COVID-19 mortality and healthcare demand – Imperial College Covid 19 Response Team

Roots of Peace CEO and Founder, Heidi Kuhn supports provision of PPE to address the coronavirus pandemic

As the novel coronavirus continues to spread across the San Francisco Bay Area and the world, many are asking the better protective gear be provided to the healthcare workers on the frontlines. Roots of Peace CEO and Founder, Heidi Kuhn, who will also be our future speaker, sat down with BC7 News Anchor Kristen Sze to talk about the impact the coronavirus pandemic has made on her family.

Fighting COVID-19: Experiences and lessons from the frontlines in Asia

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Taiwan’s Response to COVID 19 – Vice President Chen talks to the BBC – 8 Apr 20

Oxford University COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Trials

Taiwan’s Response to COVID 19 – Vice President Chen talks to the BBC – 8 Apr 20

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McKinsey & Company publish ‘Beyond Coronavirus: The path to the next normal

Madiha Afzal- Pakistan teeters on the edge of potential disaster with the coronavirus

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.


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