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2021 Taiwan Lecture: Health and History in the Sinophone World
17. May 2021 @ 11:00 - 12:00
COVID-19 Pandemic <Apocalypto> for Health Humanities
Professors Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen, National Taiwan University
Date and Time: Monday, 17th May 11:00 am -12:00 pm CET (s.t.)
Abstract: The COVID-19 pandemic has caused huge impact on human life. The adversity for human does not actually come from this emerging pathogen-SARS-CoV-2-but is probably due to untactful policies and inequitable philosophy that have been already existed before COVID-19. The catastrophe of COVID-19 pandemic is “revelation” for humanities like “A Great civilization is not conquered from without, until it has destroyed itself from within” says Will Durant, an American writer, historian, and philosopher. This metaphor has been witnessed in scenarios of containment measures (including lockdown, quarantine and isolation, and social distancing) and uneven distribution of vaccine and delivery of therapy during COVID-19 pandemic.
Professor Tony Hsiu-Hsi Chen works at the Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, College of Public Health, National Taiwan University.