The Origins of COVID-19: Policy Implications and Lessons for the Future

Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellows David Asher and Miles Yu and expert panelists for a discussion on the origins of COVID-19, policy implications and lessons for the future.

One year after the WHO declared the outbreak of COVID-19 a pandemic, the exact origins of this devastating virus remains unclear. Although almost all established experts conclude that China was the locus of the initial major outbreak, important questions remain regarding exactly where, how and why the virus spread. What is beyond reasonable doubt is that China took myriad actions that served to obfuscate, confuse, and even deceive the world, and continues to stymie efforts to understand the timeline of the pandemic.

This panel will discuss questions around the origins of COVID-19, and will consider what the U.S. policy response should be if the Chinese government does not cooperate with investigations on this matter. Panelists will also discuss lessons from the past year for preventing future pandemics and other biological threats. Please join Hudson Institute for a discussion on this timely topic.

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