David Dollar is joined in this special episode of Dollar & Sense by Amanda McClelland, the senior vice president of the Prevent Epidemics team at Resolve to Save Lives, to discuss the severity of the Wuhan coronavirus and the Chinese response to prevent the disease from spreading.
McClelland, who worked on the response to the Ebola crisis, describes the unique threat the coronavirus poses for Africa. Acknowledging that climate change and globalization will make future outbreaks of deadly disease more likely, she also offers recommendations for how the global community could work together to better prepare for and detect future epidemics.
Dollar and Sense is a part of the Brookings Podcast Network.
"The pandemic has highlighted just how intricately related lack of broadband access is to systemic inequality."