Podcast: Yanzhong Huang on the Novel Coronavirus and China's Disease Control System

The first case of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China was reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. Since then, the disease has swept across the globe causing China’s government to quarantine Wuhan and the areas surrounding it. Tune in as Dr. Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health, shares his perspectives with C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies Elizabeth Economy on the disease’s cause, the Chinese government’s response, and potential areas for international collaboration.  

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Host
  • Elizabeth C. Economy
    Senior Fellow for China Studies
Episode Guests
  • Yanzhong Huang
    Senior Fellow for Global Health

Show Notes

The first case of the coronavirus in Wuhan, China was reported to the World Health Organization on December 31, 2019. Since then, the disease has swept across the globe causing China’s government to quarantine Wuhan and the areas surrounding it. Tune in as Dr. Yanzhong Huang, senior fellow for global health, shares his perspectives with C. V. Starr Senior Fellow and Director for Asia Studies Elizabeth Economy on the disease’s cause, the Chinese government’s response, and potential areas for international collaboration.  

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