Dr. Bruce Y. Lee, CUNY’s leading expert on the spread of the coronavirus, talks about the latest: What the last two weeks tells us about the next two and beyond. Why social distancing is so critical right now, how some Asian countries have used it to stop the virus and what we can learn from them. (For one thing, New Yorkers need to stop doing this.) What to make of stories about treatments and vaccines. And more.
Lee is an MD and professor in the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health & Health Policy, specializing in infectious disease modeling. He’s a member of the CUNY coronavirus task force, which has been guiding the University’s response since early March. And he’s a writer who’s been covering the pandemic for Forbes.com. His latest column reports on two studies that show how China’s measures have worked against the coronavirus.