Containing the Coronavirus: Challenges to Thwarting the Outbreak - Webcast

Hudson Institute and the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense will host a panel discussion on the ongoing coronavirus outbreak and how the United States can respond to the growing outbreak effectively.


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  • Confirmed infections of the coronavirus in China have exceeded that of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic, with thousands more suspected cases. As the number of cases increases, concerns are mounting that the global community may not be adequately prepared to prevent the disease from significantly spreading.
  • The virus has already spread to more than 20 countries, including the United States, with at least six confirmed cases and more than 100 suspected across 36 states. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is screening passengers arriving from China at several airports, but much remains unknown about transmission and symptoms, and a CDC-developed diagnostic test has yet to be distributed across the country.
  • Panel participants will offer their perspectives on the role of the federal government in managing the crisis, the lack of transparency by the Communist Chinese Government, implications for U.S national security, and how the country can better prepare for when the next pandemic strikes.
  • The event will feature U.S. Senator Joe Lieberman, co-chair of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense, scholars from Hudson Institute, and other subject matter experts.
  • Other events this week also focus on this global health issue and its health, business, economic, market and other potential impact. We will post more information about some of those events and briefings, as we learn about them, in an effort to keep you informed. If you learn of any, please let us know by email: CLICK HERE. Programs of which we are aware include:
    • ‚ÄčNational Press Club
      • ‚ÄčMonday, Feb. 10 @ 6 pm: Covering Coronavirus: Expert Tips for Journalists and Communicators
      • Tuesday, Feb. 11 @ 10 am, Webcast: NPC Headliners Newsmaker: CDC Update on Coronavirus Outbreak, featuring Dr. Anne Shucat, Principal Deputy Dir. of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). CLICK HERE to view the webcast


Eric Brown 

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Lewis Libby 

Senior Vice President

Dr. Daniel Chertow 

Head, Emerging Pathogens Section, National Institutes of Health

Dr. Julie Gerberding 

Executive Vice President, Merck

Dr. William Karesh 

Executive Vice President, EcoHealth Alliance

Tim Morrison 

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Senator Joe Lieberman 

Co-Chair, Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense