The figures and percentages quoted and cited by the Guardian remind us of the outrage created in the UK about its membership in the European Union which resulted in Brexit. COVID-19 is dangerous but should not be projected in this most unethical and unscientific manner. China has always been criticized by the west and yet they managed to control the spread of the virus. Why success in China and failure in the west?
Najeeb Al-Shorbaji, PhD, FIAHSI
Former Director, Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department, WHO/HQ
President, eHealth Development Association of Jordan,
Independent Consultant in Knowledge Management and eHealth
P.O. Box 542006
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HIFA profile: Najeeb Al-Shorbaji recently retired from the World Health Organization (WHO), where he has worked since 1988 in different capacities. He was most recently Director of the Knowledge, Ethics and Research Department at WHO headquarters, Geneva. Previously he was Coordinator for Knowledge Management and Sharing in EMRO (Eastern Mediterranean Regional Office), Egypt. He is a member of a number of national and international professional societies and associations specialised in information management and health informatics. He has authored over 100 research papers and articles presented in various conferences and published in professional journals. He is a member of the HIFA Steering Group and the HIFA Working Group on Multilingualism.
Email: shorbajin AT gmail.com