US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on February 21, weeks after the WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. Photo: Getty Images via AFP US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on February 21, weeks after the WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on February 21, weeks after the WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Western governments could have made coronavirus plans in January. Why blame others now?

  • By the time the WHO formally declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on January 30, any government could have started preparing
  • From Hong Kong to Hanoi, Asian governments took the pandemic seriously and acted fast

US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on February 21, weeks after the WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. Photo: Getty Images via AFP US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on February 21, weeks after the WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
US President Donald Trump held a campaign rally at the Las Vegas Convention Centre on February 21, weeks after the WHO declared the Covid-19 outbreak an international public health emergency. Photo: Getty Images via AFP
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