The Heat: Efforts to flatten the curve of COVID-19


A patient is transferred from Elmhurst Hospital Center to a waiting ambulance during the current coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said last week that the city’s overtaxed hospitals could move patients to other medical facilities to ease the burden on local hospitals. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

It has been another deadly day across the world as countries try to beat back the COVID-19 pandemic.The number of reported cases is now more than 1.5 million. And, the death toll is over 87-thousand. The United States remains one of the hardest hit countries with over 14-thousand deaths. Meanwhile, there is some good news. Wuhan, China continues to open up after a 76-day lock down and people are starting to travel again.

To discuss all of this:

  • Dr. Tom Frieden is former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
  • Joseph Williams is Senior Editor at US News and World Report
  • Victor Gao is a current affairs commentator and expert in international relations.
  • Gavin Macgregor-Skinner is an infectious diseases expert.

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