Living with COVID-19: Comply or Defy – Reactions to Coronavirus

How is the ‘social contract’ playing out in this pandemic? How can governments get their populations on board with response measures? Do increasingly strict controls and enforcement work? Are some types of societies managing the pandemic better than others, and if so, why?

As the pandemic continues to expand, the prospect of the virus becoming endemic and the economic and societal impact of measures aimed at suppressing it are increasingly felt. As the world enters a new phase of the crisis, countries are needing to find ways to successfully live with the virus.

The third session of the autumn series of webinars on the coronavirus with Professor David Heymann and guest speaker, Dr Olivia Tulloch, helping us to understand the facts and make sense of the latest developments in the global crisis.

Do increasingly strict controls and enforcement work? Are some types of societies managing the pandemic better than others, and if so, why?

Professor Heymann is a world-leading authority on infectious disease outbreaks. He led the World Health Organization’s response to SARS and has been advising the organization on its response to the coronavirus.

This event is open to Chatham House members and members of the public. Members should log in to register, and the public may register using this form.

Participants

Professor David Heymann CBE, Distinguished Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House; Executive Director, Communicable Diseases Cluster, World Health Organization (1998-03)

Dr Olivia Tulloch, CEO, Anthrologica

Chair: Emma Ross, Senior Research Fellow, Global Health Programme, Chatham House