Episode 42: Coronavirus (ft. Shivani Dave)

We're joined in the studio by journalist Shivani Dave to discuss the current Coronavirus outbreak that has spread internationally from Wuhan, China. We break down the science of the virus (termed 2019-nCoV or 2019 novel coronavirus) and find out what steps the World Health Organisation has taken to limit the spread of it across the globe.


And in a situation where researchers are working rapidly to fight the virus, what role does social media have in providing the latest information on the outbreak? What happens when misinterpreted results go viral?


Plus, we take a look at how the disease has become a vessel for racism - both online and in the real world - and Hana explains what it was like living in Singapore during the 2002 SARS outbreak.


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