Coronavirus is making its way around the world. It has government officials in the U.S. warning there might be disruptions in school calendars and work schedules due to its highly contagious nature. Markets around the world spent most of the week in panic mode, as investors lost trillions in value in the U.S. alone.
But is coronavirus, or COVID-19, really a menace that could kill thousands of Americans? Is the media egregiously overhyping the threat? Or is the truth somewhere in the middle?
Dr. Roger Klein has advised a wide variety of government agencies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the Department of Health and Human Services. Also a former medical director of molecular oncology at the Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Klein is now with the Regulatory Transparency Project’s FDA and Health Working Group.
In this interview with Radio America’s Greg Corombos, Dr. Klein walks us through how well the government has prepared for this threat, whether the media reports are responsible or hyperbolic, and he explains why China’s response to COVID-19 seems so inadequate.