What Have We Learned from the Pandemic of 2020-21?

The political, moral, economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic have been monumental.We have been confronted with many stark images of suffering and despair but also images of hope, courage and resilience. As Australia and the world moves towards recovery many questions remain. What valuable lessons can we learn about manufacturing and ensuring a regular supply of essential lines for food, medicine and life saving equipment ? How do we manage the emergence of some bizarre conspiracy theories about the pandemic and its recommended treatments?

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

SUGGESTED READING

  • Krastev, I. (2021) Is it Tomorrow Yet? Paradoxes of the Pandemic, Penguin, ISBN 978-2041483459
  • Henry, C. (2021) The Plague Cycle; The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease, Scribner, ISBN 1982173014
  • Makenzie, D. (2020) Covid19; The Pandemic That Should Never Have Happened and How to Stop the Next One, Hachette ISBN 0349128351

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Key aspects of the 2020-2021 COVID-19 pandemic
  • Responses to the outbreak in Australia and internationally
  • Questions asked, lessons learned or to be learned for the future
  • Aspects of the move towards recovery both nationally and internationally and the problems related to the vaccine programs and to the strategies for managing the fallout from the pandemic

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