Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA, ICAP’s global director, is featured in a New Yorker article tracing the arc of the COVID-19 epidemic in China.

“Within three days, they had scientists who were able to sequence and characterize the structure of the virus, which is unheard of,” Wafaa El-Sadr, the director of ICAP, a global health center at Columbia University, told me. She said that recent advances in technology made the sequencing possible, a crucial step that allowed scientists to develop ways to diagnose the disease and to start to identify methods of treatment.

Read the full article in The New Yorker here

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