Disease outbreaks are high-risk, high-impact events that test a nation's governing philosophy, a state's governance capacity and a society's resilience and identity. The severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars) outbreak in 2003 changed China, and the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak will probably also trigger reforms.
The question is, what kind?
Sign up for our daily updates here and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.
We have been experiencing some problems with subscriber log-ins and apologise for the inconvenience caused. Until we resolve the issues, subscribers need not log in to access ST Digital articles. But a log-in is still required for our PDFs.