May 06 , 2020 | COVID-19
In 1918, nearly half a billion people were infected globally in a major outbreak of the flu. The devastating outbreak forewarned of more health emergencies to come and served as a reminder to countries that we must always be prepared.
Almost 100 years later, major health crises again emerged—SARS struck in 2002, MERS in 2012, and Ebola returned in 2014.
Our host James Chau looks at the implications of ignoring pandemic warnings, the ability of economies to withstand lockdowns, and why global supply chains must be diversified now.