Symbolic Post COVID-19 Asian Perspectives


Author: Eak Prasad Duwadi (Kathmandu University)
Speaker: Eak Prasad Duwadi
Topic: Post-Structuralism and Language
The CALA 2021 General Session


Abstract

Post COVID-19 Asian society is going to be different I many ways. It is seen that unlike Europe and America, Asia has seen less deaths due to the pandemic. There has been the unequal impact of COVID-19 on displaced and vulnerable populations in camps and camp-like settings and mobile populations who may now be stranded owing to COVID-19 related mobility

restrictions.  Asia will be acclimatizing and seeking innovative ways to collect and process information to support and inform the delivery of context specific assistance to meet the needs faced by migrants and mobile populations. Cross-border population mobility trends are limited within and between certain areas to help inform public health preparedness and response strategies in targeted areas. As the comprehensive mobility context continues to evolve rapidly, Asia needs to be flexible and adaptive, working with existing and new partners tailoring existing policies or developing new approaches to better analyze the changing dynamics. Therefore, this paper seeks new perspectives of these Asian complex symbolisms, within global contexts.

Keywords: Post COVID-19, Asian, mobility, perspective