Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) appeared in Wuhan, China in early December 2019 and has quickly spread across the globe, leading to the closure of borders, the lockdown of Chinese cities, fears about under-reaction (and over-reaction), and economic effects still to be seen.
A panel of experts will convene at UC Berkeley to discuss the scientific, political, societal and economic impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, and to help us understand the many issues at stake as the world works to tackle a global public health challenge.
- Fenyong Liu, Professor of Infectious Diseases, UC Berkeley Public Health;
- Yan Long, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley;
- Gerard Roland, E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley;
- John K. Yasuda, Assistant Professor of Chinese Politics, Indiana University, Bloomington;
- Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal, Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Kevin O'Brien, Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Asian Studies; Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science; & Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley