A Doctor Who ’s Fought Ebola And Other Epidemics On Handling The White House Coronavirus Outbreak

Dr. Mark Kortepeter, who ’s fought epidemics on multiple continents, explains what the government needs to do right now to combat the Covid-19 outbreak that’s struck the White House.
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