COVID-19 and the U.S.-China Relationship (National Committee on United States-China Relations)

COVID-19 and the U.S.-China Relationship: Lessons for Collaboration in Global Health

A seminar by the National Committee on United States-China Relations

The arrival of the coronavirus in both China and the United States has further strained an already frayed bilateral relationship. Yet, if the world is to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic and prepare for future health crises, the two nations must work together to confront the immediate issues of medical treatment and equipment, and the longer-term need to develop and produce necessary vaccines.

The National Committee on April 28 held a virtual program where Joan Kaufman of Schwarzman Scholars moderated a conversation with two leading medical experts: Margaret Hamburg of the National Academy of Medicine and Winnie Yip of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, as they discussed the potential for collaboration between the United States and China on global health strategies.


  • The recording may be viewed here.