Fighting The Good Fight: Outbreak Lessons From Kerala And Malaysia

Malaysia and India's Kerala state share a set of positive attributes that helped them contain COVID-19 outbreaks, including early and aggressive responses based on a trust in science, clear public communications, and long-term investments in public health informed by previous epidemics. Both regions began their preparations in January, heeding warnings that others ignored at that point. Their comprehensive responses enlisted their entire governments rather than just public health authorities as they relied on contact tracing, quarantines, and testing to limit illness and death.

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