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Coronavirus was a surprise – Amazing technology can give us early warning of future outbreaks

The Honorable Newt Gingrich
 

By Newt Gingrich (original source Fox News) 

“In our interconnected world, where communicable diseases can spread so easily and rapidly, we need to be better able to anticipate and track the path of outbreaks. Think how helpful this capability would be for the coronavirus.

We know the current pandemic began in Wuhan, China, but we’re not exactly sure what happened from there. The Chinese Communist Party isn’t exactly being forthright with information to help America and other countries combat the virus.

This makes it clear how important it is to have the tools to anticipate how diseases spread, to give us advanced warning to prepare and information we need to be better equipped for future outbreaks.

Fortunately for all of us, someone seems to have broken the code for thinking about a worldwide management system to anticipate communicable diseases. He is Dr. Kamran Khan, founder and CEO of BlueDot and an infectious disease physician. I decided to have Dr. Khan on this week’s episode of my podcast ‘Newt’s World.'”

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