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Find all of CFR’s coronavirus-related content on our topic page. Be sure to check back often for additional content on this evolving global crisis.
A Global Pandemic
Public health experts Larry Brilliant, Tara O’ Toole, and Mark Smolinski discuss in a conference call the latest on COVID-19 and pandemic preparedness.
CFR’s Tom Frieden, former director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, shares lessons learned from the Ebola outbreak in a CNN op-ed. In a follow-up article, he argues for restricted visits to nursing homes to protect the elderly.
In a Why It Matters podcast episode, Frieden joins American University President Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Financial Times Columnist Rana Foroohar, and CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil to discuss the world’s response to the pandemic.
A backgrounder explains how the COVID-19 outbreak compares to other epidemics and what countries around the world are doing to contain the virus.
A backgrounder looks at the World Health Organization, which declared coronavirus a global health emergency.
The U.S. Response to COVID-19
Frieden argues in Think Global Health that the United States should protect vulnerable populations, encourage social distancing, and accelerate work on effective treatments and vaccines.
In Vox, Frieden outlines seven potentially deadly errors the United States is making in its coronavirus response.
In an interview with Democracy Now!, Bollyky discusses the U.S. response to the pandemic to date.
The International Response
Think Global Health shares a tracker on travel restrictions on China due to COVID-19.
Snyder calls North Korea’s coronavirus quarantine “more effective than sanctions” after the country closed its borders to halt the spread of the virus.
CFR’s Bollyky and Jason S. Bardi interview Director-General of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control Chikwe Ihekweazu on Nigeria and West Africa’s preparedness for a coronavirus pandemic for Think Global Health.
Campbell notes that Nigeria looks to be “building on lessons learned from the 2014 Ebola response” in its efforts to contain coronavirus.
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