The spread of COVID-19 has been stealing news headlines for weeks – if not months. With over 300,000 confirmed cases worldwide, it is still to hard to tell how many people will contract the virus. Although Italy is one of the hardest hit countries, Germany’s rate of infection remains relatively low.
Join us for a Hot Topics Call on Thursday, March 26, at 11:00 am (ET) with German journalist Martina Merten (and 2013 ACG Kellen Fellow) who will discuss the impact of the coronavirus in Asia and Europe.
To register for this call, please click here.
Martina Merten has been working as an international consultant and journalist focusing on healthcare in developing countries and emerging nations since 2004. She also teaches courses on global health and comparative healthcare systems at various national and international universities.
From 2005 until 2009, she was with the German Medical Journal – the largest specialized medical journal in Germany – as an editor for social and health policy in Berlin. She still publishes for trade and consumer publications, including the British Medical Journal, the German Medical Journal, and the Süddeutsche Zeitung. In 2013, she was awarded an Anna-Marie and Stephen Kellen Fellowship by the ACG to conduct research on the U.S. healthcare system.