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Coronavirus: Insights from the Baker Institute

Coronavirus: Insights from the Baker Institute.

Since the first reports of the coronavirus surfaced in China two months ago, Baker Institute experts have provided a range of perspectives on the impact of the growing viral outbreak. Follow the links below for their most recent commentaries, and check back for regular updates as the situation develops in the U.S. and abroad.

The institute is also hosting a public event on the coronavirus with Peter Hotez, Baker Institute fellow in disease and poverty and dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Join us on March 26 as he discusses the threat posed by this new and unknown virus, and the efforts to contain its spread. Click here for more information. 


 

Interviews, op-eds and more

Congressional testimony
Coronavirus: Understanding the spread of infectious diseases and mobilizing innovative solutions
Peter Hotez, fellow in disease and poverty, testifies at a House committee hearing; his remarks start at the 37:10 mark.
March 5, 2020

Houston Chronicle
Houston and coronavirus: Contagion expert on what you should do
Q&A with Peter Hotez 
March 4, 2020

New York Times
Is this coronavirus the big one?
Peter Hotez is quoted.
March 3, 2020

Responsible Statecraft
Will the coronavirus cancel Dubai Expo 2020?
By Kristian Coates Ulrichsen, fellow for the Middle East
March 3, 2020

Bloomberg
Virus exposes U.S. unreadiness, testing Trump's grip on crisis
Peter Hotez is quoted.
March 2, 2020

CNN
How you and your workplace can protect yourselves from the novel coronavirus
Peter Hotez is quoted.
March 2, 2020

Al Jazeera
Before OPEC meeting, Russia is cagey about more oil cuts
Energy fellow Jim Krane is quoted
March 2, 2020

New York Times
CERAWeek energy conference in Houston scrapped over coronavirus worries
Energy fellow Francisco Monaldi is quoted. 
March 1, 2020

NPR
Oil prices plummet as coronavirus outbreak, quarantines soften China's demand
Jim Krane is quoted.
March 1, 2020

Bloomberg
Some American cities may need to wait weeks for a virus ‘test that works’
Peter Hotez is quoted.
February 28, 2020

Bloomberg
U.S. not prepared for coronavirus
Health policy fellow Vivian Ho is interviewed.
February 28, 2020

MSNBC
Dr. Peter Hotez explains the trajectory of the coronavirus in the U.S.
Peter Hotez is interviewed.
February 26, 2020

New York Times
Amid virus, Saudis close Islam's holiest sites to foreigners
Kristian Coates Ulrichsen is quoted. 
February 26, 2020

Policy Matters Podcast
How is China handling the coronavirus?
China Studies fellow Steve Lewis is interviewed.
February 26, 2020

Houston Chronicle
Is the vaccine to thwart the new coronavirus stored in a Houston freezer?
Peter Hotez is quoted.
February 23, 2020

Washington Post
Most coronavirus cases are mild, complicating the response
Peter Hotez is quoted.
February 12, 2020

Newsweek
Trump says Chinese President Xi told him that heat will kill coronavirus 'by April'
Peter Hotez is quoted.
February 10, 2020