“With more than 24 million recorded COVID-19 cases, over 830,000 deaths, and the pandemic still raging in many regions of … Read More
INGSA/Koi Tū EXCLUSIVE As governments around the world try to contain the pandemic of Covid-19, they often draw on experiences of past epidemics. The swift and (so far) successful response of Hong Kong and Singapore, despite their proximity to the origin of pandemic in Hubei, China, has been attributed to the living memory of the 2003 epidemic of SARS. SARS left behavioural change and infection control practices that are now proving useful against Covid-19.
The power of the state in pandemics, comparing responses to the 1918 and 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemics, exploring how the language of warfare is used against microbes, and drawing lessons from history, some potentially relevant to today’s pandemic.… Read More