Infectious Disease Journalist Reflects On A Year Of Reporting On The Pandemic

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When a cluster of mysterious pneumonia-like cases appeared in Wuhan, China, a year ago, one of the first reporters to take notice was Helen Branswell, infectious disease and global health reporter at STAT. She reported her first piece about what looked like it might be a new virus emerging in China on Jan. 4, 2020.

Branswell talks with Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd about her year covering what turned into a pandemic.

Correction: Branswell first saw mention of a cluster of pneumonia cases in Wuhan, China, on New Year's Day 2020, not Christmas Day.

This article was originally published on January 06, 2021.

This segment aired on January 6, 2021.



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