Covid-19 and its Socio-Economic Impact
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) started in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, and soon spread to most of China which resulted in a national public health crisis at the beginning of the Chinese New Year. It has caused an enormous impact on the Chinese people and their businesses. Covid-19 has since spread outside China, severely affecting the trade and businesses of many countries as China is the largest supplier of consumer goods in the world. The virus crisis has not only brought us tremendous suffering to the people in Wuhan City, it has also disrupted our business with China.
At present, all of us are very much concerned not only about the question of whether we can contain the coronavirus effectively in China and outside China, but what the social and economic impacts would be, as well as the when and how the current virus crisis can be expected to end in and outside China.
Without a right expectation and a good understanding to these questions, our business with China cannot move ahead, thus creating a huge uncertainty for everyone who has a link to the region. The uncertainty would costs us, as uncertainty would withhold investment opportunities, as well as disrupting trade and businesses.
To dispel the myths in addressing the uncertainty to our business and life created by the Covid-19 crisis, we invite leading experts in research on immunology, epidemiology, public health, virus research, statistics, computer science, economics, laws, and other business practitioners including bankers, industrialists and government officials in discussion about their views on the basic questions of: When and how the coronavirus crisis will end, what social and economic impact would be for everyone, and how we should respond to these impacts.
In particular, the aims of this forum are to:
Bring together leading experts on epidemiology, medical and science experts to dispel myths and more understanding about the 2019-nCoV
Raise awareness that we need to rely on experts who use well-accepted scientific analyses
Inform and protect the public from misinformation
Bring together diaspora communities and policy makers in discussion to prepare for the rising threat of racism and xenophobia
Create a safe space for diaspora communities to raise their concerns
Create an academic workgroup to study the relation between public crises and xenophobia
We sincerely hope that through learning from the views of leading experts and business practitioners on the questions above will help us build the right expectations in response to the Covid-19 crisis and prepare for future challenges and opportunities in our daily lives and business in the coming time.
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To register for our event, please click here: https://i.pku.org.uk/?p=62