US President Donald Trump holds up a photo of the novel coronavirus during a tour of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump holds up a photo of the novel coronavirus during a tour of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump holds up a photo of the novel coronavirus during a tour of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
Tom Plate
Opinion

Opinion

Tom Plate

Another Wuhan could emerge as the coronavirus travels the world. Are politicians, including Donald Trump, prepared?

  • The insights of quantum physics urge us to contemplate the unthinkable, and such out-of-the-box thinking is just what’s needed to get the epidemic under control. We had better trust science, rather than politics, to lead us out of the crisis

US President Donald Trump holds up a photo of the novel coronavirus during a tour of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters US President Donald Trump holds up a photo of the novel coronavirus during a tour of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
US President Donald Trump holds up a photo of the novel coronavirus during a tour of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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Tom Plate

Tom Plate

Tom Plate is a university professor and a veteran columnist focused on Asia and America. This Distinguished Scholar of Asian and Pacific Studies at Loyola Marymount University has orchestrated live interactive seminars with major universities across Asia, as part of the LMU’s path-finding Asia Media International Centre. He is also the author of 13 books, including the bestsellers “Confessions of an American Media Man” (2007), four volumes in the “Giants of Asia” series, and three In the 'Tom Plate on Asia' book series. He is vice-president of the Pacific Century Institute, in Los Angeles.