COVID-19 has brought attention back to deadly viruses. Meet hard-working scientists in Singapore and elsewhere racing to identify emerging pathogens, battle existing viruses and co-operate to find urgently-needed treatments and vaccines.
In response to community transmission of COVID-19, Thailand introduced a whole of society response, implementing a range of measures to contain the virus, including extensive testing, contact tracing, clear and consistent communications to the public, and nationwide mobilization of health workers. This video tells the story of Thailand’s response. More information: www.who.int/COVID-19
In this video, we went searching for evidence that the public health innovations and scientific progress this country is famous for are still alive and well. Our journey to find lifesaving American initiatives introduced us to some interesting people: from a virus hunter in the bat caves in Thailand to a group of South Korean epidemiologists who just might have predicted this pandemic.
Outside China, Thailand was the first country to detect a case of COVID-19. After an initial spike in cases, Thailand went 102 days between May and September without any reported local transmission of COVID-19. .1 Thailand’s four decades of investment in its health system has positioned the Country to effectively respond to the current public health crisis.