Trials of solidarity

What can we tell from the World Health Assembly’s COVID-19 statements?

by Isabella Chua

All over the world, people have been expected to adjust to the “new normal”, suggesting that the world before COVID-19 is a bygone one. But as we dutifully comply with our nations’ guidelines, the question undoubtedly in all our minds is, “When will it end?”

Revisiting WHO’s goals
COVID-19-specific contingency plans
What was the general mood at the Assembly?
What were the foremost concerns of Asian member states?
Can WHO save us from COVID-19?
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Isabella Chua / Writer

Isabella loves to dig beyond what is ‘commonsensical’ or ‘natural’ to us, by looking at the larger forces (or even accidents), that may have structured these beliefs. A writer at Kontinentalist, she's particularly interested in social issues - religion, crime, identity, and food. While she strives to stay curious about the world by listening to podcasts and taking classes, she's happiest when eating pastries, cakes, and drinking tea.

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