Dr Caitjan Gainty wrote for The Times, exploring how the current adoption of the rhetoric of war in combating the coronavirus pandemic has originated in twentieth century notions of healthcare.
Professor Kenji Shibuya, Director of the Institute for Population Health, is a senior adviser to the Director General of the World Health Organisation. He has been analysing the Japanese government’s response to the coronavirus crisis.
'Potentially, there will be a surge of new cases if Japan is not successful in containment, which I think will happen,’ he said. ‘Japan is not yet at the level of what Italy is experiencing in terms of outbreak phase, but that gives us a very important lesson - we have to be prepared.’
Exploring the Indian response to 'pandemic preparedness', Dr Sridhar Venkatapuram advocated for a greater international perspective in The Indian Express.