The Heat: Containing coronavirus – China and world’s response

The Heat

From building two new hospitals, to the deployment of thousands of doctors and nurses, China is taking measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The death toll from the new coronavirus is more than 130 with the number of  confirmed cases in China above six thousand.  Most of them have been in Hubei Province, in the epicenter of Wuhan. The virus has spread across China and been confirmed in at least 16 countries with about 70 people infected. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization warns the entire world must take action to contain the coronavirus.

We begin with this report from CGTN’s Roee Ruttenberg.

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To discuss all of this:

  • Sweta Chakraborty is a Risk and Behavioral Scientist
  • Eric Ding is an epidemiologist at the Harvard Chan School of Public Health.
  • Xi Chen is an Assistant Professor of Public Health at Yale University.
  • Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator. 

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