A man wearing a face mask at the near-deserted Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, amid continuing worries over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kyodo A man wearing a face mask at the near-deserted Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, amid continuing worries over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kyodo
A man wearing a face mask at the near-deserted Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, amid continuing worries over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kyodo
Swee Kheng Khor
Opinion

Opinion

Swee Kheng Khor

Coronavirus ‘travel bubbles’ must be rooted in science, not politics

  • As countries look to reopen borders amid the pandemic, safe lists can all too easily be weaponised to achieve foreign policy or economic objectives
  • These nations must have frank private discussions followed by full transparency, and prioritise public health

A man wearing a face mask at the near-deserted Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, amid continuing worries over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kyodo A man wearing a face mask at the near-deserted Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, amid continuing worries over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kyodo
A man wearing a face mask at the near-deserted Fushimi Inari Taisha shrine in Kyoto, amid continuing worries over the coronavirus pandemic. Photo: Kyodo
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Swee Kheng Khor

Swee Kheng Khor

Dr Swee Kheng Khor specialises in health systems, health policies and global health, and is currently based at the University of Oxford