COVID-19: A Global Pandemic Demands a Global Response

A man wearing a mask walks an empty street
Marina Bay, Singapore. (Image: Victor He on Unsplash)

SARS-CoV-2, a novel coronavirus that jumped from bats to humans, has caused the COVID-19 pandemic, the worst global health crisis in a century. That crisis, in turn, is wreaking economic havoc that could dwarf the Great Depression.

Top global health experts lay out a global response to the pandemic in a white paper released on April 23, 2020.

Principal Authors

The Hon. Mark Dybul, MD, Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, Center for Global Health Practice and Impact, Georgetown University Medical Center; Joep Lange Chair, Joep Lange Institute, University of Amsterdam

Robert Morello, Co-Founder and Chief Data Analyst, Fraym

J Smart, PhD, Chief Scientist and Research Professor, Office of the Senior Vice President for Research, Georgetown University

Rebecca Katz, PhD, MPH, Professor and Director, Center for Global Health Science and Security, Georgetown University Medical Center

Peter Piot, MD, PhDHanda Professor and Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

A world map with countries affected by COVID-19 highlighted in blue
Countries affected by COVID-19 as of April 22, 2020. (Image: CDC)

Contributing Authors

Deus Bazira, DrPH, MPH, MBA, MPS(U), Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director, CGHPI, Georgetown University Medical Center

Spiros DimolitsasPhDSenior Vice President for Research and Chief Technology Officer, Georgetown University

Charles Holmes, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical Center

Susan C. Kim, JD, MPH, MBAAssistant Professor of Medicine and Executive Director, CGHPI, Georgetown University Medical Center

John D. Kraemer, JD, MPHAssociate Professor, Department of Health Sciences Administration, Georgetown University Medical Center

John Monahan, JD, Senior Advisor for Global Health to the University President, Georgetown University

Sylvia Ojoo, DTM&H, MRCP(UK), Faculty Co-Director and Regional Director East Africa, CGHPI, Georgetown University Medical Center

The Hon. Bobby PittmanChief Executive Officer, Kupanda Capital