WU LIEN-TEH & PUBLIC HEALTH: LESSONS FROM THE PAST FOR THE PRESENT

A collaborative webinar organized by Tech Dome Penang!

COVID-19 is a novel virus which has caused a worldwide pandemic the whole of 2020 and probably still for some time to come but ways to tackle and eventually overcome it may not be new.

We don’t need to look far for past successes when humankind has overcome past epidemics. Dr Wu Lien-Teh, a Penangite who was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1935, is widely credited for eradicating the Manchurian Plague by employing methods which are not uncommon to us now; promoting the wearing of masks, isolating and quarantining patients and disinfecting buildings, among others.

In the current pandemic, we see varying levels of success for each nation in their battle against COVID-19. What are the more successful nations doing right as compared to less successful nations? How is it that those countries which were initially successful at containing the spread of the virus are now seeing a new and larger wave of infections? Everyone seems to be focused on the elusive vaccine. Is a vaccine the ultimate solution for us to tame COVID-19?

In this special episode of Science Stream, Dato’ (Dr) Anwar Fazal, Dr Hor Chee Peng and Dr Ong Hean Teik, members of The Dr Wu Lien-Teh Society will enlighten us about WU LIEN-TEH & PUBLIC HEALTH: LESSONS FROM THE PAST FOR THE PRESENT.

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