Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Disease Outbreaks, Including Coronavirus

The Atlantic: Democracies Are Better at Fighting Outbreaks
Ariana A. Berengaut, director of programs, partnerships, and strategic planning at the Penn Biden Center

The Atlantic: How the Coronavirus Revealed Authoritarianism’s Fatal Flaw
Zeynep Tufekci, associate professor at the University of North Carolina and faculty associate at the Harvard Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society (2/22).

Foreign Policy: Virus Travel Bans Are Inevitable But Ineffective
Mara Pillinger, associate at the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University (2/23).

The Hill: Authoritarianism is the greatest public health risk
Adam Nelson, senior adviser at the National Democratic Institute (NDI) (2/23).

New York Times: Is It a Pandemic Yet?
Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota, and Mark Olshaker, writer and documentary filmmaker (2/24).

New York Times: Letters to the Editor: Fears About Coronavirus, in the U.S. and Abroad
Multiple authors (2/21).

Washington Post: Japan’s response to the coronavirus is a slow-motion train wreck
Jeff Kingston, professor at Temple University Japan and author (2/21).

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