A Whole Society Approach to COVID-19: Dispatches from China
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, upending millions of lives and taxing public-health and social systems worldwide. Effectively fighting an unprecedented pandemic requires global cooperation. While adopting a whole-of-society approach to fight COVID-19, China has also reached out to the world to share precious knowledge and resources with the global community.
In this lecture series attendees will learn from China’s experience with COVID-19. The series features faculty members from universities in China, with research and lived experience from the world centre of the outbreak. Professor Claudia Chaufan, Director of the Graduate Program in Health at York, will introduce the speakers and K.J. Noh, independent scholar and expert in the geopolitics of Asia, will facilitate the Q&A after the lectures. Graduate students from Chinese universities will be present to address questions from the audience.
Webinar 1: The experience of the outbreak; initial attempts to control an unknown disease; informing the WHO and the world (initial communications with the WHO and the CDC and brief report on China-WHO study commission led by Canadian Dr. Bruce Aylward). Speaker: Prof. Hao Li, Wuhan University