• Facts and analysis:canvassing COVID-19 responses
  • 點閱:198
  • 作者: edited by Linda Chelan Li
  • 出版社:City University of Hong Kong Press
  • 出版年:2021
  • ISBN:9789629375966
  • 格式:PDF,JPG
租期14天 今日租書可閱讀至2021-11-06

It is impossible to reflect on 2020 without discussing Covid-19. The term, literally meaning corona- (CO) virus (VI) disease (D) of 2019, has become synonymous with “the virus”, “corona” and “the pandemic”. The impact of the virus on our lives is unprecedented in modern human history, in terms of scale, depth and resilience. When compared to other epidemics that have plagued the world in recent decades, Covid-19 is often referred to as being much more “deadly” and is associated with advances in technology which scientists have described as “revolutionary”. From politics to economics, spanning families and continents, Covid-19 has unsettled norms: cultural clashes are intensified, politics are even more polarized, and regional tensions and conflicts are on the rise. Global trade patterns and supply chains are increasingly being questioned and redrawn. The world is being atomized, and individuals are forced to accept the “new normal” in their routines.
In an attempt to combat the virus and minimize its detrimental effects, countries have undertaken different preventive strategies and containment policies. Some have successfully curbed the spread of Covid-19, while many others remain in limbo, doing their best to respond to outbreaks in cases. To gain a better understanding of how to fight Covid-19, it is imperative to evaluate the success and failures of these approaches. Under what conditions is an approach successful? When should it be avoided? How can this information be used to avoid future pandemics?
This volume offers informative comparative case studies that shed light on these key questions. Each country case is perceptively analyzed and includes a detailed timeline, allowing readers to view each response with hindsight and extrapolate the data to better understand what the future holds. Taken as a whole, this collection offers invaluable insight at this critical juncture in the Covid-19 pandemic.  

“In the ‘post-truth’ era, such careful documentation of the facts is especially welcome.”
Dr Tania Burchardt
Associate Professor, Department of Social Policy
London School of Economics and Political Science
“The end is not yet in sight for the pandemic but in these pages the key factors in its development and some possible solutions for the future are laid out in ways that make it indispensable reading.”
Prof David S. G. Goodman
Professor of China Studies and former Vice President, Academic
Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Suzhou
“This book is an important and groundbreaking effort by social scientists to understand on how states have been managing the crisis.”
Kevin Hewison
Weldon E. Thornton Distinguished Emeritus Professor
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
“This is exactly the kind of research that will contribute to our fight against Covid-19.”
Tak-Wing Ngo
University of Macau
“A well-researched book on Covid-19 highlighting the value of the meticulous fact-based groundwork by an international team.”
Carlson Tong, GBS, JP
Former Chairman, Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong
Chairman, University Grants Committee, Hong Kong

  • About the Research Centre for Sustainable Hong Kong(CSHK)(第ix頁)
  • Preface Linda Chelan Li(第xi頁)
  • About the Contributors(第xiii頁)
  • 01 GLOBAL(第1頁)
    • The Development of the Global Pandemic Linda Chelan Li, assisted by Xin Yan and Fanny Unterreiner(第1頁)
    • The Hard Questions the World Health Organization Must Answer in Its Coronavirus Inquiry Lai-ha Chan and Pak K. Lee(第19頁)
    • Timeline Linda Chelan Li, assisted by Xin Yan and Fanny Unterreiner(第27頁)
  • 02 CAMBODIA(第53頁)
    • COVID-19 in Cambodia:Managing a Crisis with Limited Resources Oum Socheat(第53頁)
    • Timeline Oum Socheat(第60頁)
  • 03 MAINLAND CHINA(第71頁)
    • COVID-19 in Mainland China:Anti-Epidemic Social Mobilization under Comprehensive Management Lanlan Xu and Yuqing Liang(第71頁)
    • Timeline Dingyi You and Guilan Zhu(第89頁)
  • 04 GERMANY(第111頁)
    • COVID-19 in Germany:Learning to Dance with the Virus H. Christoph Steinhardt(第111頁)
    • Timeline H. Christoph Steinhardt(第122頁)
  • 05 HONG KONG(第129頁)
    • COVID-19 in Hong Kong:Pulling Together amidst Divisions Linda Chelan Li, assisted by Cleo Wong, Jeffrey Chung and Xin Yan(第129頁)
    • Fighting COVID-19 in Hong Kong:The Effects of Community and Social Mobilization Kin-Man Wan, Lawrence Ka-ki Ho, Natalie W. M. Wong and Andy Chiu(第145頁)
    • Timeline Linda Chelan Li, Cleo Wong, Xin Yan and Jeffrey Chung(第166頁)
  • 06 MACAO(第205頁)
    • COVID-19 in Macao:A Brief Review of the Macao Government’s Anti-epidemic Measures Li Lue(第205頁)
    • Timeline Li Lue(第216頁)
  • 07 NEW ZEALAND(第227頁)
    • COVID-19 in New Zealand:Scientific Advice and Political Realities Robert Gregory(第227頁)
    • Timeline Robert Gregory(第243頁)
  • 08 TAIWAN(第247頁)
    • COVID-19 in Taiwan:Some Crucial Experiences for Fighting the Pandemic Bennis Wai Yip So(第247頁)
    • Timeline Bennis Wai Yip So(第257頁)
  • 09 UNITED KINGDOM(第265頁)
    • COVID-19 in the United Kingdom:Capability Development and Limitations Yifei Yan(第265頁)
    • Timeline Yifei Yan and Cleo Wong(第276頁)
  • 10 UNITED STATES(第291頁)
    • Timeline Yamin Xu(第291頁)
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