The Coronavirus Outbreak: Tracking COVID-19
Presented jointly with The World from PRX & WGBH
Rumors and conspiracy theories about the novel coronavirus have run rampant on social media in China, yet social media has largely untapped potential as a platform for education and communication from trusted sources, says Winnie Chi-Man Yip, faculty director of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard China Health Partnership, speaking at The Forum on March 2, 2020.
With more than 75,000 cases of the coronavirus illness COVID-19 now confirmed, policymakers and researchers continue to grapple with the outbreak’s impact. In this Forum, experts will take on pressing questions about COVID-19. What do we know about the virus itself? How likely is a future vaccine? How is China’s stressed health system coping, and how are U.S. hospital systems preparing for cases? What happens if COVID-19 emerges forcefully in areas of the world lacking infrastructure, and what does an effective global response look like? These and other key issues will be unpacked during this dynamic discussion, which will include timely insights from the Harvard China Health Partnership.