The Heat: WHO Declares Coronavirus Global Health Emergency

The Heat

In a rare move the World Health Organization declared coronavirus an international public health emergency.

The outbreak that began in Wuhan, the capital of China’s central province of Hubei, has spread to more than 8100 people, with 98 cases in 18 countries outside China.

In his news conference the WHO Director-General praised China for its response to the outbreak and outlined several recommendations aimed at preventing or reducing the cross-border spread of the disease. 

To Discuss:

  • Einar Tangen is a political and economic affairs commentator.
  • Dr. 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
  • Dr. William Schaffner is a Professor of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University

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