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"Why Couldn't the US Respond to COVID-19 like Singapore Did?" With Dr. Walid Jumblatt Abdullah

December 05, 2020 Dr. Erin Stair/ Dr. Walid Abdullah Episode 52
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"Why Couldn't the US Respond to COVID-19 like Singapore Did?" With Dr. Walid Jumblatt Abdullah
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"Why Couldn't the US Respond to COVID-19 like Singapore Did?" With Dr. Walid Jumblatt Abdullah
Dec 05, 2020 Episode 52
Dr. Erin Stair/ Dr. Walid Abdullah


Since the beginning of the pandemic, the US has been comparing its response to other countries. People who aren't happy with how the US responded to COVID-19 often say, "Why couldn't we respond like Singapore did?" They say this because Singapore has been praised for its response and has an extremely low mortality rate.
So, why was Singapore so successful in its pandemic response?  Would it be possible for a country like the US to respond in a similar way? What's the difference between our public health and political systems and populations? To answer these questions and more, Dr. Walid Jumblatt Abdullah joins Dr. Erin Stair on Causes or Cures.
Dr. Abdullah is a professor of social sciences and researcher at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He recently published a critical assessment of Singapore's response to COVID-19. His areas of research include political systems and elections, state-religion relations, political Islam and Southeast Asia politics.

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Show Notes


Since the beginning of the pandemic, the US has been comparing its response to other countries. People who aren't happy with how the US responded to COVID-19 often say, "Why couldn't we respond like Singapore did?" They say this because Singapore has been praised for its response and has an extremely low mortality rate.
So, why was Singapore so successful in its pandemic response?  Would it be possible for a country like the US to respond in a similar way? What's the difference between our public health and political systems and populations? To answer these questions and more, Dr. Walid Jumblatt Abdullah joins Dr. Erin Stair on Causes or Cures.
Dr. Abdullah is a professor of social sciences and researcher at the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore. He recently published a critical assessment of Singapore's response to COVID-19. His areas of research include political systems and elections, state-religion relations, political Islam and Southeast Asia politics.

To contact Erin, do so through bloomingwellness.com
To read or listen to her new comedic parody on the sleazy side of the wellness industry, check out Yours in Wellness, Krystal Heeling on Amazon.
Or you can listen to it from Google Play or Walmart!
Or follow her on Instagram here.
Or Facebook here.
Subcribe to her newsletter here!