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 / Senior 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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