Epidemiologist: Why I fear the coronavirus COVID-19

By , Guest Columnist Updated: February 19, 2020 1:19 PM CT | Published: February 19, 2020 10:05 AM CT
Manoj Jain
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Manoj Jain

Dr. Manoj Jain is an epidemiologist and a faculty member at Emory University Rollins School of Public Health. He is an adviser to the administration of Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland on infectious diseases.

COVID-19 is both highly infectious and mildly to moderately lethal, similar to the 1918 influenza pandemic that infected nearly a quarter of the world population.

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