Since the coronavirus entered the global vocabulary, its international reach has been staggering. Tens of thousands are sick, hundreds have died, and dozens of countries report infected patients – prompting quarantines, travel restrictions and curfews worldwide. Supply chains and tourism are taking a hit, and China’s central bank has pumped $242.74 billion into the financial system to prop up weakening growth. Nurith Aizenman, National Public Radio’s correspondent for Global Health and Development, dives into the geopolitical implications of coronavirus and what can be done to prevent global pandemics. Aizenman is also a former writer at The Washington Post and Editor for The New Republic.
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