Twenty Minute Topic Episode 37: Coronavirus – How Worried Should We Be?


AS OF 2 March 2020, more than 3,000 people have been killed by the coronavirus, including 50 in Iran and more than 30 in Italy.

Globally, there have been almost 90,000 confirmed cases, with the numbers outside China now growing faster than inside China.

In this podcast, journalist Marcus Stead and veteran campaigner and blogger Greg Lance-Watkins tackle some key questions:

  • How concerned should we be?
  • Why is the coronavirus more serious than conventional strains of flu?
  • Is it time to follow the example of other countries by closing schools and banning mass gatherings at sporting events and theatres etc?
  • What can we all do to minimise the risk?

The podcast is available on the Talk Podcasts website, iTunes, Spotify, Google Podcasts and the TuneIn app.


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