The Coronavirus Crisis. Also, Major Manufacturer Ends Production of Insecticide.

Monday_673x324MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
PROGRAM # 8800 12:00 PM PT

The Coronavirus Crisis.

As the number of coronavirus infections and deaths continue to soar in China and the world, fears of a global pandemic intensify. The US government has declared coronavirus a public health emergency. Are federal agencies urgently convening experts to seek treatments and vaccines? Is the US prepared to face an outbreak? Do US hospitals have the resources they need to detect and treat the disease? What are the symptoms? How does it spread? What about reports that panic over coronavirus has also spread prejudice, discrimination, and xenophobia? A medical expert joins this conversation.

Guest: Dr. Carmen Sofia Arriola, Influenza Division, US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA, USA

Major Manufacturer Ends Production of Insecticide. On the day California’s ban on sales of pesticide chlorpyrifos went into effect, the main manufacturer announced it was ending production. Corteva Agriscience Inc. announced it will stop making chlorpyrifos this year. What’s the meaning of this move?

Guest: Nayamin Martinez, Director, Central California Environmental Justice Network, Fresno, CA.

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