Heart of the Matter - S1: Novel coronavirus – the search for a cure (and a name experts can agree on) intensifies
On Feb 4, Singapore confirmed its first locally transmitted cases of the novel coronavirus, which has so far sickened over 24,000 people and killed 490 worldwide. Is the worst yet to come as the virus makes its way to the community? How are authorities and healthcare experts responding to the evolving situation? And also, what goes into the naming of a virus? Jaime Ho speaks to Dr Chia Shi-Lu of the Government Parliamentary Committee for Health, Prof Tikki Pangestu of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy and Prof Dale Fisher of NUH, and the WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network.