In a March 28 article in Xinhua, Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, global director of ICAP, welcomed increased scientific collaboration between the U.S. and China in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic:
Wafaa El-Sadr, director of the Global Health Initiative and ICAP at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, said “this virus does not discriminate, and we are all vulnerable.”
The seasoned expert said that by strengthening collaboration on various fronts such as scientific research, China and the United States can contribute to the tackling of major global public health threats.
“This is the time to build bridges, not walls, between peoples around the world,” said El-Sadr, adding she was “encouraged to see the sharing of information and scientific data across borders,” which is “critical” in working towards controlling this pandemic.
Dr. El-Sadr’s quote appears in another Xinhua article from March 29