January 16, 2021

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China and Vietnam have shown the way to deal with the epidemic even in the absence of a vaccine: the International Monetary Fund

Ultimately, vaccines are what we need to make sure all economies are back to normal: the International Monetary Fund

Washington:

China and other countries in Asia like Vietnam have shown that there is a way to deal with the pandemic even in the absence of a vaccine, allowing the economy to get back on track, according to a senior IMF official.

The guide to playing here is the one that includes local restrictions, rapid testing, fast-tracking and seeing these measures through to the end, until local outbreaks subside, said Helge Berger, head of mission for China and assistant director of the Asia Pacific Department of International Monetary. Fund (International Monetary Fund).

“I think that China, not just China, but other countries in Asia, see, for example, in Vietnam, have shown that there is a way to deal with the epidemic even in the absence of a vaccine that would allow the economy to get back up again, on The least is close to normal operational capacity by learning how to deal with local disease outbreaks. “

These takeaways are important in a narrow sense of experience China And he emphasized that this is especially true for low-income countries facing pressure for a vaccine.

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“Other developments that I would like to stress have to do with digital improvements for internet businesses otherwise; for example, in many low-income countries you have sophisticated electronic communications networks through cell phones. So, advancements in these lines are beneficial where well.”

He pointed out that vaccines, of course, are ultimately what we need to make sure all economies and the global economy return to normal, which is known as the normal pre-epidemic situation.

“Here, I note that China has pledged to help facilitate the supply of vaccines to low-income countries; along with other economies, of course, not only China. But this is an important endeavor and in the fund we encourage this, and we believe that it is important to the global economy and to help us all overcome On the epidemic, in the end and back to normal. “