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Coronavirus: Were We Warned? + U.S. - China Relations

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Breaking news about novel coronavirus is dominating headlines, making the context we need to understand it more important than ever. This week, as the virus redefines every aspect of our lives, we’re turning to the experts to help us understand where we were before the news of COVID-19 hit and how we ended up where we are today.

What can we learn from past pandemics? How will this change our relationship with China, where this all began? Dr. Peter Piot, Director of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses the Spanish flu, his experiences fighting the Ebola outbreak, what a resilient global health system looks like and what needs to happen to be prepared for a pandemic. Also David M. Lampton, of the Stanford Spogli Freeman Institute, speaks of the complicated U.S.-China relationship.

Join us for VPM Forum, Sunday March 29 at 6:00 p.m. on VPM News, 88.9 FM.