The Heat: COVID-19 Pandemic – Global impact


Medical staff administer COVID-19 tests to the public in the Iowa Events Center parking lot, Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Des Moines, Iowa. Iowa is warning furloughed workers that they will lose their unemployment benefits if they refuse to return when their employer calls them back to work. Gov. Kim Reynolds is moving to partially reopen 77 of the state’s 99 counties Friday, relaxing restrictions that were intended to stop the spread of the coronavirus.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

As part of the new reality of broadcasting during the coronavirus pandemic, Anand Naidoo is reporting from his home outside of Washington, DC.

In this edition of the Heat, Anand talks with a doctor about the medical response to COVID-19 and a columnist and global affairs commentator.

To discuss:

  • Martin Jacques is the author of the best-selling  book, “When China Rules the World”
  • Dr. Xi Chen is an assistant professor of public health at Yale University.

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