As a novel and dangerous coronavirus continues to sicken thousands in China and a few dozen others in countries around the world, including the United States, U.S. academic researchers and government experts are working around the clock to understand, treat, and help prevent further spread of this emerging viral threat.
“We are already functioning as if there is a worldwide pandemic,” says James Crowe, Jr., MD, an immunologist at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and director of the Vanderbilt Vaccine Center.
Although in “24/7 scramble mode,” Crowe recently took time to update AAMCNews on what’s happening behind the scenes in a well-developed nationwide system created to handle such potential disasters. Below are key insights that he shared.
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