From Asia to the Middle East and from Europe to the Americas, the coronavirus is causing havoc and fear.
According to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, the number of global cases is approaching 130,000. And, the global death toll is more than 4,700. Meanwhile, in the United States, President Donald Trump has responded by introducing a travel ban on 26 European countries.
We begin with that part of the story and this report from CGTN’s Toby Muse.
To discuss all of this:
- Victor Gao, is a current affairs commentator and expert in international relations.
- John Sitilides is a geopolitical strategist with Trilogy Advisors.
- Nicolas Veron Sr. is a Fellow at Petersen Institute for International Economics
- Harry Hull is an expert in infectious disease Epidemiology with 35 years experience.
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