Editorial - Alvin Pang
The COVID-19 pandemic has swept the world with bewildering speed and scale. In this issue of ETHOS Digital Edition, we document and reflect on various responses to the crisis, presenting views from Maryanna Abdo, Jane Lewis, Robyn Mildon, James Low, Theophilus Kwek and Jocelyne Bourgon.
Article - Gianna Gayle Amul, Tikki Pang
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Singapore’s health diplomacy initiatives have sought to reaffirm its relevance to the regional and international community.
Article - James Low
CSC Researcher James Low traces Singapore’s response to the pandemic to date, highlighting the coordinated response and whole-of-Singapore efforts to help those most affected by the crisis.
Article - Alfred M. Wu
Deploying judicious pandemic support measures, Singapore and Hong Kong have sought to stabilise their economies and societies, while laying a foundation for post-pandemic growth.
Conversation - Jocelyne Bourgon
The challenges we now face are emerging from our complex interrelationships with the biological and physical world. To meet them, societies will need to undertake collective efforts based on a broader common understanding and a shared sense of responsibility.
Roundtable - Anastasia Goh, Wong Hefen, Daphne Yuan
Three public officers reflect on the personal impact of the COVID-19 crisis to date.
Article - Vernie Oliveiro
To maintain public trust and uptake and effectively curtail the spread of COVID-19, digital contact tracing apps should have a robust data governance policy.
Article - Do Hoang Van Khanh, Mervin Loi
While nudges cannot and should not replace mandatory health measures and lockdowns in the COVID-19 crisis, they can be used to complement regulations, especially in helping communities cope with the long-drawn measures and negative consequences of the pandemic.
Article - Ong Toon Hui, Danny Quah
COVID-19 has tested societies like never before: but good governance, agile policymaking, social cohesion and broad collaboration remain vital in facing the crisis of a generation.
Advisory on 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCOV)