COVID 19: Views from across the Asia Pacific region

The Institute of Economic Affairs will be hosting a webinar:

COVID 19: Views from Across the Asia Pacific region

When: Tuesday 23rd June at 12:30 BST. This is 9:30 pm in Australia.

Leading think tank heads and academics from the region will join Professor Syed Kamall [IEA Academic and Research Director] to discuss the economic impact of the virus, alongside the merits of policies and approaches being deployed in their respective countries.

Although epidemics have arisen during all of human history, many have begun and originated in Asia. Being a region that has dealt with a mass outbreak of infectious diseases, did countries in the region deal with the health and economic impacts in an appropriate manner? In what economic state do these countries currently find themselves, especially with many remerging after lockdown? Will the region bounce back and recover before the West does? And what lessons, both good or bad, can we learn from their experiences?

Our speakers on the webinar will be Ali Salman, CEO of Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Andrew Shuen, Co-Founder of Lion Rock Institute in Hong Kong; and Professor Sinclair Davidson of RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

If you would like to join, please register by following the link here.

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3 Responses to COVID 19: Views from across the Asia Pacific region

  1. CameronH

    “—many have begun and originated in Asia”. Don’t you mean almost all have begun and originated in Asia? Perhaps we should seriously investigate the cultural habits of these countries to try to find out why this is?

  2. Sinclair Davidson

    Didn’t write the blurb – will find out myself.

  3. Nomad

    Worth cogitating upon

    Was chatting to a chemlab manager re the world wide testing for COVID.
    The key equipment/processes generate >60% false positive and false negative outcomes.
    So many people are wandering around claiming to be free of #COVID when they aren’t.

    What does that do to the statistics that decisions are being made upon?

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