An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
Daniel Wagner
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Daniel Wagner

What Congo can teach America about the fight against the coronavirus

  • The Democratic Republic of the Congo’s widely observed rules on mask-wearing, hand hygiene, and sound testing and travel protocols, offer a sharp contrast to flailing US efforts to contain the virus spread
  • The difference is, sadly for the US, also reflected in the infection and fatality count

An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
An airport worker takes the temperature of a passenger arriving at N'djili International Airport in Kinshasa on August 15. Congo’s multiple battles with Ebola have helped to prepare it for the fight against Covid-19. Photo: AFP
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Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner

Daniel Wagner is senior investment officer for guarantees and syndications at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank in Beijing. He has three decades of experience assessing cross-border risk, is an authority on political risk insurance and analysis, and has worked for some of the world’s most respected and best-known companies, such as AIG, GE, the African Development Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and the World Bank Group. He has published eight books as well as more than 700 articles on current affairs and risk management. He holds master’s degrees in International Relations from the University of Chicago and in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.