Need an expert? COVID-19 and the benefits of globalization

Posted on Wednesday, April 15, 2020

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Members of the media may directly contact the following expert:

Dr. Mark Walker (English only)
Epidemiologist and interim director of Internationalization and Global Health, Faculty of Medicine

No infectious disease in history has spread as fast and as far as COVID-19, says Dr. Mark Walker.

And though globalization bears a large responsibility for the pandemic, the enhanced communication among people and governments has emerged as one of the world’s strengths in this fight.

“For sure it is an effect of globalization—but on the other hand, that globalization has opened up a transparency between countries,” he says. “When this happens again in the next 10 years, we will be much more ready for it.”

To read more: Globalization: Essential for disaster preparedness despite its risks

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