International Cooperation for the Coronavirus Combat: Results, Lessons and Way Ahead   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Document: "More than 100 countries and regions have now reported confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus. Outside China, the number of newly confirmed cases has approached 30,000, with South Korea, Japan, Italy, and Iran being the worst hit. The WHO [World Health Organization] has not declared COVID-19 [novel coronavirus 2019] a pandemic, but, nonetheless, upgraded the global risk of the outbreak to 'very high' on February 28. Threatened by a disease that is more contagious than SARS [severe acute respiratory syndrome] and MERS [Middle East respiratory syndrome], will the world unify in solidarity to stop it from becoming a pandemic? Or will nations be so overwhelmed by growing fears as to adopt beggar-thy-neighbor policies, weakening the foundations of global public health cooperation? Is the fast-spreading virus a wake-up call for the international community to act swiftly and in concert to build a safer globalized world? Or does it portend further deglobalization in a world already beset by virulent nationalism?"

2020 Shanghai Institutes for International Studies
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