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Coronavirus: how could it be stopped? – BBC Newsnight – BBC Newsnight, Youtube.com

Coronavirus: how could it be stopped? – BBC Newsnight – BBC Newsnight, Youtube.com
    

             

                                  

Published on Jan ,

The first European cases of Coronavirus are confirmed in France. How prepared would we be to deal with a global pandemic? Subscribe to our channel here: https://goo.gl/ (Q) (F) Cases of Coronavirus have now been confirmed in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, the US and France, after the virus began in China. In a globalized world, how might such an outbreak be contained? We’ve had similar scares before, with SARS in , bird flu in , swine flu in , and even Ebola and Zika. What are the plans in place to act against a major threat?

The World Health Organization has said it’s too early to term the outbreak of coronavirus an international public health emergency.

It also does not fulfill the criteria for a pandemic, which is a spread worldwide of a new disease.

Ben Chu reports, and Katie speaks to Tom Inglesby, Director of the Center for Health Security of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Sarah Gilbert, Professor of Vaccinology at Oxford University.

Newsnight is the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs TV program – with analysis, debate, exclusives, and robust interviews.

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