South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Ulsan, South Korea, on March 3. Photo: AP South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Ulsan, South Korea, on March 3. Photo: AP
South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Ulsan, South Korea, on March 3. Photo: AP
Andrew Sheng
Opinion

Opinion

Andrew Sheng

How to win the war against the coronavirus: control emotions, stop the blame game and unite against the common enemy

  • We must support medical workers by ensuring they have enough protective gear and by practising social distancing
  • Governments must keep a clear head and make hard choices between lives and livelihoods

South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Ulsan, South Korea, on March 3. Photo: AP South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Ulsan, South Korea, on March 3. Photo: AP
South Korean army trucks spray disinfectant as a precaution against the coronavirus on a street in Ulsan, South Korea, on March 3. Photo: AP
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Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng

Andrew Sheng is a former central banker and financial regulator, currently distinguished fellow at the Asia Global Institute, University of Hong Kong. He writes widely on Asian perspectives on global issues, with columns in Project Syndicate, Asia News Network and Caijing/Caixin magazines. His latest book is “Shadow Banking in China”, co-authored with Ng Chow Soon, published by Wiley.