Global alarm is increasing around the growing spread of COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus. How did it begin? How dangerous is it? What needs to be done now to protect public health? Maria Armoudian speaks with Paul R. Hunter.

Paul R. Hunter is a Professor of Health Protection at the University of East Anglia. He is an expert in the epidemiology of emerging infectious diseases.



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