In many countries, the novel coronavirus continues to spread at a fast pace. As of March 3, the U.S. has confirmed nine deaths in the state of Washington, and there are 13 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nebraska. How at risk is the U.S. as the number of confirmed cases increases and what is Iowa doing to prepare for a potential pandemic?
On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with a variety of experts about how COVID-19 is spreading and how Iowans are preparing.
- Dr. Hans House, professor of emergency medicine at the University of Iowa.
- Dr. Caitlin Pedati, medical director of the Iowa Department of Public Health
- Dr. Stan Perlman, University of Iowa depts. of microbiology and immunology and pediatrics.
- Gregg Humble, president and co-owner of Humble Travel in Cedar Falls.