A woman with a face mask walks through a shop decorated for the Lunar New Year in Bangkok on January 24, after five people were detected with the coronavirus in Thailand. Photo: AFPA woman with a face mask walks through a shop decorated for the Lunar New Year in Bangkok on January 24, after five people were detected with the coronavirus in Thailand. Photo: AFP
A woman with a face mask walks through a shop decorated for the Lunar New Year in Bangkok on January 24, after five people were detected with the coronavirus in Thailand. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

China coronavirus outbreak means the world is once again gripped by the six-year pandemic panic syndrome

  • Every six years, the outbreak of a disease sends the world into a frenzy. But we face much greater daily risks from seasonal flu, being hit by a bus, or being murdered – and the greatest pandemic cost will be economic

A woman with a face mask walks through a shop decorated for the Lunar New Year in Bangkok on January 24, after five people were detected with the coronavirus in Thailand. Photo: AFPA woman with a face mask walks through a shop decorated for the Lunar New Year in Bangkok on January 24, after five people were detected with the coronavirus in Thailand. Photo: AFP
A woman with a face mask walks through a shop decorated for the Lunar New Year in Bangkok on January 24, after five people were detected with the coronavirus in Thailand. Photo: AFP
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