Asia In-Depth Podcast: Understanding China's Coronavirus Crisis
The coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China has grown into the country's largest public health crisis since the struggle to contain Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in 2002 and 2003. As of Friday morning, the World Health Organization has confirmed nearly that nearly 10,000 people have been infected with coronavirus and more than 200 killed, all in China. A total of about 100 additional cases have been confirmed in 19 other countries.
In the latest episode of Asia In-Depth, Dr. Thomas Inglesby, director for the Center for Health Security at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, provides a comprehensive, detailed analysis of the coronavirus crisis in a conversation with Asia Society Executive Vice President Tom Nagorski. Inglesby compares coronavirus to SARS and seasonal influenza and assesses the efficacy of China's handling of the crisis.
Please see this page from the World Health Organization for up-to-date information and guidance about the virus.