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Former U.S. Secretary Of Health And Human Services On How To Handle The COVID-19 Outbreak06:17
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A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley, New Jersey. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)
A researcher works in a lab that is developing testing for the COVID-19 coronavirus at Hackensack Meridian Health Center for Discovery and Innovation in Nutley, New Jersey. (Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

The global death toll of the novel coronavirus is now more than 3,000, including two deaths in Washington state. There are at least 88 cases in the United States and health officials are concerned that the virus may have been spreading here for up to six weeks before it was detected.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks to Kathleen Sebelius, who was the secretary of Health and Human Services under the Obama administration.

This segment aired on March 2, 2020.

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