Coronavirus

The worldwide spread of the new coronavirus has pulled back the curtain on the vulnerabilities of our interconnected world. Now we are left asking some basic questions. What lessons have we learned so far?

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Host
  • Gabrielle Sierra
    Director, Podcasting
Credits

Asher Ross - Supervising Producer

Markus Zakaria - Audio Producer and Sound Designer

Rafaela Siewert - Associate Podcast Producer

Episode Guests
  • Sylvia Mathews Burwell
    President, American University
  • Rana Foroohar
    Global Business Columnist and Associate Editor, Financial Times
  • Tom Frieden
    Senior Fellow for Global Health
  • Shannon K. O'Neil
    Vice President, Deputy Director of Studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller Senior Fellow for Latin America Studies

Show Notes

The coronavirus has us asking a lot of questions. Who gets to make the decisions that matter about public health? How can we protect ourselves in an interconnected world? Why are there market crashes, and what’s happening with global supply chains? Presented in two parts, this episode takes a look at the organizations that tackle public health emergencies, and the effects the coronavirus is having on our globalized economy. 

 

From CFR

 

What You Need to Know About the Coronavirus Outbreak,” Claire Felter and Lindsay Maizland

 

The World Health Organization,” CFR.org Editors

 

The Coronavirus, Oil, and Global Supply Chains,” Amy M. Jaffe

 

The Coronavirus Outbreak Could Disrupt the U.S. Drug Supply,” Yanzhong Huang 

 

Read More 

 

The CDC’s guidance on the coronavirus

 

The WHO’s guidance on the coronavirus

 

Coronavirus and 2020 Elections: What Happens to Voting in an Outbreak,” New York Times

 

When Everyone Stays Home: Empty Public Spaces During Coronavirus,” Atlantic

 

Corporate margins are going to be squeezed,” Financial Times

 

Watch or Listen

 

Coronavirus: Fact vs Fiction,” CNN

 

Will Coronavirus Cause a Recession?,” The Journal

 

Why new diseases keep appearing in China,” Vox

Maternal and Child Health

In the past thirty years, sixty countries have expanded access to abortion care as an underpinning of maternal health. The 2022 U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade made the United States the fourth country ever to decrease access to abortion—and the world took notice. Some countries have since reinforced protections for abortion care, while others have moved to further restrict it.

India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most popular man in India. On track to be elected for a third term, he has boosted the country’s global standing and propelled strong economic growth while consolidating power and galvanizing majoritarian support for his Hindu nationalist agenda—all while growing closer to the United States. How could Hindu nationalism reshape India?

Media

In a wide-ranging conversation, Foreign Affairs Editor Dan Kurtz-Phelan joins Why It Matters to discuss nonpartisan publishing in a polarized political climate, the state of press freedom around the world, and the future of journalism.

Top Stories on CFR

 

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The war in Ukraine marks a new era of instability in Europe. Countering Russia’s efforts will require a stronger, more coordinated NATO.

China

After the rise of Chinese power during the 2010s and failed U.S. policies in the Indo-Pacific, the United States should renew the Pivot to Asia and place the region at the center of its grand strategy.*