What the West could learn from COVID-19

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Why have Asian countries performed much better than Western countries during the COVID-19 crisis? There are deep cultural factors operating – In Asia, people have more trust in the government and more willingness to cooperate with the authorities. One important lesson that COVID-19 should have taught the West is that the state and the relationship between the government and society are very important in managing a crisis like this.

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In This Story: Covid-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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