Wary of coronavirus vaccines, some Chinese citizens are ‘opting out’ (Prof. Winnie Yip quoted in The World)

Countries across the globe are wrestling with the complexities of rolling out vaccination programs, but as Dr. Winnie Yip, Professor of Global Health Policy and Economics, shared with The World, “The fact that China was able to control [the pandemic] allows them to have a slower schedule on the vaccine.” At the same time, China’s relative success in curbing the spread of COVID-19 may ultimately complicate its long-term vaccination efforts. Some…

New Publication: Time Well Spent Versus a Life Considered: Changing Subjective Well-Being in China

Using unique longitudinal survey data that employed the Day Reconstruction Method to measure experienced utility (EU) in rural China, this study reveals striking differences in the trends for life satisfaction and EU. We find that reported life satisfaction changed little over the period from 2006 to 2009. However, EU increased significantly during the same period. The improvement in EU is mainly due to more positive feelings about specific activities rather…

China and the World in the Post-COVID-19 Era

The Harvard China Health Partnership and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies co-organized a forum with Wuhan University on November 11, 2020 entitled “China and the World in the Post-COVID-19 Era.” Organized in two sessions underscoring the pandemic’s lingering effects on public health and the global economy, the event drew 300 people attending in-person, over 100 members of the international community attending on-line, and over 170,000 attending on-line from China.…

COVID-19 and Its Impact on Mental Health in China, India, and United States

What are the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health for patients, families, and practitioners in the world’s three largest countries–China, India and the United States? Panelists shared experience and current research addressing these questions while also reflecting on the challenges of their countries’ mental health care systems in providing care for mental health patients. Speakers Moderator: Arthur Kleinman, Professor of Medical Anthropology, Department of Global Health and Social…

Impact of COVID-19 on Maternal and Child Health in China and Its Global Lessons

What can we learn from China’s experience in managing maternal and child care during the COVID-19 pandemic? Join us for a discussion of recent experience, global lessons, and potential areas for China-U.S. collaboration. Speaker: Professor Jie QIAO, Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, Director of Peking University Third Hospital. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Qiao lead the Hubei medical aid team of Peking University which was responsible for critical and…

Interview on Long-Term Care in China (The Lancet)

A recent article in The Lancet outlined the current situation of long-term care for the elderly in China, including the challenges faced by the long-term care of the elderly and policy recommendations and prospects for the future. The Lancet interviewed corresponding author Winnie Yip and co-author Zhanlian Feng. Resources: Read the abstract and download the article in English here. Read the interview with lead authors Zhanlian Feng and Winnie Yip…

COVID-19 and Its Impact on China’s Economy

COVID-19 has caused catastrophic economic, social and psychological costs that have far-reaching implications on human welfare. This webinar examined the effects of COVID-19 on the economy of China, the first country hit by COVID-19 and the first major economy that is gradually re-opening. Speakers Moderator and Commentator: Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University; Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton; Director of the…

So how bad is coronavirus in U.S.? We don’t know yet (Harvard Gazette)

The Harvard China Health Partnership held a special seminar on March 2, 2020 featuring speakers from Hong Kong, China, and Harvard to discuss complex questions about COVID-19 and the response in China. Full recording and Chinese translation of the two-hour event, “The COVID-19 Outbreak: Chinese and Global Decisions During Uncertainty” are available here. The Harvard Gazette attended and provided the following synopsis. Chan School, Medical School officials say slow rollout…