The first of our new Pandemicast podcast series looks at the way that different countries around the world are dealing with the emergence of the pandemic. I am joined by colleagues from India, Kenya, Italy, the UK and the USA and we’ll ask why policymakers in these countries have made such divergent choices.
The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization (WHO) characterised as a pandemic last week, continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Confirmed cases worldwide number thus far at 187,375 (at the time of writing), of which 99,050 are active. The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in 7,477 deaths. Of the 99,050 currently infected patients, 92,559 (93 percent) are in mild condition. The remaining 6,491 patients (seven percent) are in serious or critical condition. Yet different countries around the world are dealing with the emergence of the pandemic in very different ways
Our SRH team and Baird’s CMC communications and policy experts will be joined each week by journalists and decision-makers to look at the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on health priorities and strategies