How the Republic of Korea flattened the COVID-19 curve: openness, transparency and democracy
The Republic of Korea discovered its first COVID19 case on 20 January 2020 The Korean Centres for Disease Control immediately organized a meeting with biomedicine companies to provide the genetic map of the coronavirus released by the WHO and to ask them to develop test kits After two weeks the test kits were developed and approved for use after one week On 20 February 2020 the number of cases began to explode in and around the City of Daegu to nearly 9000 cases in less than a month making the Republic of Korea one of the most dangerous places in the world The size and the speed of the outbreak seemed to be uncontrollable
Interview with Fethi Mansouri - Advancing a new social contract in the post-Covid-19 era?
Professor Fethi Mansouri PhD UNESCO Chairholder Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at the Deakin University Melbourne Australia and UNITWIN Convenor Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding IDIU shares his views on the impact of COVID19 on intercultural dialogue New forms of solidarity and dialogue are emerging at a time when social distancing seems to be the only efficient blockade to the pandemic At the same time massive economic disparities and access to health care are being pushed to the limit with inevitable consequences on the rise of racism and discriminations Are we ready to engage in a new social contract in view of the postCOVID19 era
The socio-cultural implications of COVID-19
Professor Fethi Mansouri UNESCO Chairholder for Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at Deakin University Melbourne Australia and UNITWIN Convenor for Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding shares his views on the sociocultural implications of COVID19