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LUMS LIVE SESSION 14

Flattening the Curve in the Pakistani Context

Panelists: Sameen Mohsin (LUMS and MHRC), Shaper Mirza (LUMS and MHRC), Samia Altaf (FFFP and LUMS), Mosharraf Zaidi (The News) and Ali Cheema (LUMS and MHRC)

This session focuses on the health risks of removing the lock-down in Pakistan, and whether there is a need to balance health risks against economic costs faced by individuals. Panelists address the following questions: what types of social distancing measures are feasible in a context like Pakistan? What constraints does state capacity impose on an effective response? How can public trust be built to fight the outbreak?