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Policy Matters

Apr 1, 2020

Coronavirus – specifically COVID-19 – has reached global pandemic proportions. Starting in China, it has spread throughout many parts of the world, exacting a huge human and financial price. The United States is now facing a health and economic crisis without close parallel in our history. What is Covid19?   How dangerous is it?   How is it spreading in the United States? And what is the best way to address the threat it poses?

This special podcast is drawn from a Webinar hosted by the Baker Institute on March 26.   It features Dr. Peter J. Hotez. He is the Baker Institute fellow in disease and poverty. Hotez is also dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine and professor of pediatrics and molecular virology and microbiology at Baylor College of Medicine, where he is also chief of the Section of Pediatric Tropical Medicine and the Texas Children’s Hospital Endowed Chair of Tropical Pediatrics.

Dr. Hotez is joined by Dr. Kirstin R.W. Matthews, Fellow in Science and Technology Policy at the Baker Institute.