Keep Calm and be Vigilant: Taiwan's Win against Corona - FREE
New Taipei City Director-General and Columbia Alumni Association board member Ching-Yu Yao MA SIPA'03, shares details about Taiwan's success story in a frank conversation with Natasha Lebedeva, Director of International Affairs at NBC News.
Taiwan is 100 miles away from the origin of the Coronavirus pandemic, with hundreds of daily flights and strong cultural ties to China. US is one of the farthest in many ways. And yet, the two fared very differently in keeping people safe. As of July 4, 2020, Taiwan has had only 447 confirmed cases and 7 deaths, while US is reporting more than 50,000 new infections per day. Why?
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Please join us on August 5th, 2020 from 8:30-9:30pm for Keep Calm and be Vigilant: Taiwan's Win Against Coronavirus
, with the New Taipei City Director-General and Columbia Alumni Association board member Ching-Yu Yao
MA SIPA'03, shares details about Taiwan's success story in a frank conversation with Natasha Lebedeva, Director of International Affairs at NBC News
Comprehensive public health insurance is of course on top of the list, enabling communities to focus on early prevention strategies rather than the lagging, expensive, and unpredictable care for the infected. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is another reason. Setting many smaller but clearly defined goals dramatically improves traction and creates much needed operational flexibility. Transparency leads to crowdsourced solutions and mobilized action. But above all, the hard-earned public trust in democratic institutions and transparency is the main weapon behind a unified and effective defense. With the resurgence of the infections in the US, it is critical to recognize and adopt these winning strategies.
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Natasha Lebedeva has been working at NBC‘s Washington Bureau for over a decade. During her career at NBC, she was an editorial and planning producer for political coverage at NBC and MSNBC before been assigned to be responsible for big international projects. Prior to that, Lebedeva was a producer at primetime news program Dateline NBC.