The Covid-19 pandemic could be seen as a dry run for “the big one” when it eventually strikes. Photo: AFP The Covid-19 pandemic could be seen as a dry run for “the big one” when it eventually strikes. Photo: AFP
The Covid-19 pandemic could be seen as a dry run for “the big one” when it eventually strikes. Photo: AFP
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Inside Out by David Dodwell

Covid-19 pandemic could still be just a dry run for the ‘next big one’. Is the world ready?

  • The economic ravages wrought by the virus could amount to tens of trillions of dollars. Half a year into the pandemic, one of the eight clear lessons the world needs to learn is: prevention is ultimately less expensive than cure

The Covid-19 pandemic could be seen as a dry run for “the big one” when it eventually strikes. Photo: AFP The Covid-19 pandemic could be seen as a dry run for “the big one” when it eventually strikes. Photo: AFP
The Covid-19 pandemic could be seen as a dry run for “the big one” when it eventually strikes. Photo: AFP
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.