The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been a global health crisis not seen since World War Two. The World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic on March 11, 2020 and as of August 2022, there have been over 594 million confirmed cases and more than 6.4 million deaths worldwide. Conventional quarantine systems for responding to infectious diseases consist of restricting exchanges between countries through quarantine, monitoring indicators, such as infection and mortality rates, for diseases, and designing a surveillance system based on scientific evidence. However, due to global changes, including increased trade, globalization, and urbanization, emerging infectious diseases are now able to spread rapidly across borders. Therefore, to prevent or overcome global crises, international relies on sharing a systematic transnational approach, public-private partnerships, and state-of-the-art technology is necessary.
- Discussion on the main messages of World Medical association and Korean government
- Discussion on how to move forward to control and manage infectious disease crisis
- Discussion on how to establish global infectious disease management system