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Int J Health Serv . Why Asian Countries are Controlling the Pandemic Better Than the United States and Western Europe

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  • Int J Health Serv . Why Asian Countries are Controlling the Pandemic Better Than the United States and Western Europe


    Int J Health Serv


    . 2021 Mar 11;20731421999930.
    doi: 10.1177/0020731421999930. Online ahead of print.
    Why Asian Countries are Controlling the Pandemic Better Than the United States and Western Europe


    Vicente Navarro 1



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    Abstract

    The coronavirus pandemic has shed light on the detrimental impact of neoliberal policies on public health and well-being and as a result, there have been calls for increases in public spending to rectify the lack of public health services. However, neoliberal right-wing parties have dismissed such calls, pointing instead to Asian countries as examples in successfully controlling the pandemic without high public health spending, attributing this to the entrepreneurial orientation of their governments, as opposed to their public services. This article refutes this idea, instead charting the reasons that Asian countries have better controlled the pandemic including prior experience of pandemics, cultural factors, and various successful public health policies. The article concludes by looking at the example of Trump and demonstrating the inadequacies of the business model for dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

    Keywords: COVID-19; neoliberalism; pandemic; pandemic response.

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