In this week’s episode, we cover a couple of topics. First we chat with Dr. Joe Holley about the recent coronavirus outbreak and its spread worldwide. The podcast crew covers the need to seek out reliable information. We also talk about the need for health professionals and all emergency response persons to be sources of high quality and up-to-date information on the outbreak.
The best source for people inside the U.S. is with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). They have a dedicated series of pages for all the relevant information on the coronavirus outbreak with information for the public, for healthcare professionals, and public health teams. Make sure you head over and check it out at the link above.
After our extensive discussion about the viral outbreak, we shift gears and bring in meteorologist and emergency management expert, Becky DePodwin. Becky chats about her frequent attendance of weather-related professional conferences. She focuses on the increased awareness of meteorologists about weather disasters and the impact of forecasts on response and public reaction.
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