Chapter 2: The Response
From: The Killer's Henchman
The author discusses the response to Covid-19 with particularly attention to the United States and China. Topics include vaccines, public health and social measures, the approaches of countries that had success containing Covid-19 (China, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and North Korea), America’s failures, healthcare systems, and the idea of "bending the curve," among other topics.
Stephen Gowans is an independent political analyst and writer whose principal interest is how public and foreign policy is formulated, particularly in the United States. His writings, which appear on his What’s Left blog, have been reproduced widely in online and print media in many languages and have been cited in academic journals and other scholarly works. He is the author of three acclaimed books Washington’s Long War on Syria (2017), Patriots, Traitors and Empires, The Story of Korea’s Struggle for Freedom (2018), and Israel, A Beachhead in the Middle East (2019) all published by Baraka Books. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.