About this Episode:

In November 2019, a new variation of a familiar virus spilled over from an animal to a person in Hubei Province, China. No one had immunity to the severe respiratory syndrome the virus caused — an illness now called COVID-19. In this first episode, we explore what’s happening to people and populations as COVID-19 goes global and what important steps we can take right now to manage this crisis.

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Kumi Smith
Assistant Professor, Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Michael Osterholm
Regents Professor, Division of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP)

Dr. Leslie Schwietz
Emergency Room Physician, Seattle, WA

John Finnegan
Dean and Professor, University of Minnesota School of Public Health

Michael Joyce
Producer and Host of the ‘Health in All Matters’ Podcast

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