* Date : 2020-08-27
The number of COVID-19 cases worldwide has surpassed 22 million, with new daily cases topping 290,000. There has been a spike in cases in Europe, especially Spain, where the number of cases grew nearly 20 times in two months, from 100 to 2,000. A steep upward trend is also evident in South Korea, a country once lauded by the world for its effective and swift response to the pandemic. Meanwhile, scientists in Malaysia found a mutation of the virus that is 10 times more infectious than the original strain. In this week’s edition of Foreign Correspondents, we sit down with our panel of journalists to examine the recent surge in infections across the world and some of the factors driving up the numbers.
- Jo Aisaka, Correspondent / Tokyo Shimbun
- Jim Bulley, Editor / Korea JoongAng Daily
- Morten Larsen, Correspondent / NNA
Skype Interview Guests
- Michael T. Osterholm, Professor / University of Minnesota