Who would have thought the year would have been one shaped by an outbreak of a disease in Wuhan City in Hubei Province, China. The threat was downplayed because of misplaced belief that governance structures in that country were best suited for its containment.

At the start of the year I attended the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos where all the chatter centred on the intensification of trade wars between the world’s leading powers rather than the unfolding health crisis...

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