The Heat: Coronavirus Pandemic and Politics


Is politics undermining global efforts to fight COVID-19?

From the origins of the virus, and allegations over a “lab leak” in Wuhan, the United States continues to question China’s role and Beijing has pushed back hard on that. China says the novel coronavirus origin-tracking work should be treated as a scientific issue, not a political one.  

And, a leading global expert on viruses, Doctor William Haseltine, discusses the threat from the delta variant. 

To discuss:

  • Deborah Seligsohn is an assistant professor of political science at Villanova University
  • William Haseltine is the chair and president of Access Health International.

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