COVID-19: Member Experts Highlight Emerging Issues as Science Speaks Continues Coronavirus Outbreak Coverage
The first weeks of February saw quarantines and travel restrictions spurred by the spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease named COVID-19. As its toll surpassed that of SARS, IDSA member experts weighed in on the policies and ramifications of the outbreak at home and abroad with posts to the IDSA Science Speaks blog on:
- Why the spread of the coronavirus highlights needs for strengthened global health security measures in a post by IDSA Global Health Committee Chair Judith Wasserheit, M.D., FIDSA and Vice Chair Krutika Kuppalli M.D.;
- The impacts of quarantines, in a post by IDSA Board of Directors member and Seattle & King County health officer for public health Jeffrey Duchin, M.D. FIDSA;
- A Q&A on the response and challenges surrounding the diagnosis of one of the first U.S. Covid-19 patients in Orange County, Ca., by IDSA member Matthew Zahn, M.D.;
- A continuing series of Q&A updates and analyses from IDSA Global Health Committee member Daniel Lucey, M.D., FIDSA.
In more than 30 posts, since the first Q&A from Daniel Lucey, M.D., FIDSA on Jan. 7, Science Speaks continues to offer member insights while covering breaking news of expanding responses and developments in the spread of COVID-19. Stay tuned to Science Speaks Covid-19 coverage as developments continue.