Business Briefing on the Coronavirus

The ongoing outbreak of a respiratory illness first identified in China has led to the largest quarantine in human history. This is an evolving situation and additional time is needed to adequately assess the threat. There are tens of thousands of people infected with the virus as the official number of cases does not capture unprocessed tests, does not capture the many people who haven’t shown symptoms, does not capture the people who haven’t accessed official health reporting channels, and the likely under-reporting or misdiagnosis of cases. Reported illnesses have ranged from infected people with little to no symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Some person-to-person spread of this virus outside China has been detected, including here in Vietnam. The risk from these outbreaks depends on characteristics of the virus, including whether and how well it spreads between people, the severity of resulting illness, and the medical or other measures available to control the impact of the virus.

Will the coronavirus be contained, or will its human and economic costs rise sharply in the weeks and months ahead? Most importantly, how serious is this for AmCham members living in Vietnam? Join us for a special Lunch ‘n’ Learn session on Wednesday with science and health experts from the US government to hear about the virus impact on you, your family, your team, and your business.

Guest Speakers:

Adam Sitkoff, Executive Director, AmCham (Panel Moderator)
Melissa Bishop, Consular Chief, US Embassy – Hanoi

Holly Lindquist Thomas, Environment, Science & Health Officer, US Embassy – Hanoi
Matthew Moore, Director, Global Health Security Program, US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)
Filippo Bortoletti, International Business Advisory Associate, Dezan Shira & Associates

FUNCTION:      Lunch ‘n’ Learn Briefing on the Coronavirus
DATE:             Wednesday, February 12
TIME:             12:00pm – 1:45pm
PLACE:            Hilton Hanoi Opera, 1 Le Thanh Tong Street
COST:             VND 700,000 (members); VND 900,000 (non-members)

Come learn about this important issue while you enjoy a three-course lunch during the discussion. Please register your participation by clicking on the button below or by calling (84) 24 3934 2790.