The Heat: Italy, ROK and the U.S. response to coronavirus


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The Director General of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, says the number of COVID-19 cases can only be described as heartbreaking and is urging countries to do more. The coronavirus has spread to more than 175 countries and territories across the globe. Here in the United States, tens of millions of Americans have been ordered to stay home. But, Italy continues to be a major concern with some of the highest number of cases anywhere. To discuss the situation in that country:

  • Seema Gupta is a freelance journalist based in Rome. 

With cases rising around the world, how are other governments coping with the outbreak? To discuss all of this:

  • Leighanne Yuh is a Professor of Korean History at Korea University.
  • Danielle DiMartino Booth is the CEO and Chief Strategist of Quill Intelligence.
  • Dr. Loren Miller is an investigator with the Lundquist Institute and Professor of Medicine at UCLA.

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