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A Second Opinion with Senator Bill Frist, M.D.

Mar 13, 2020

Today, on A Second Opinion, we bring you our fifth Special Episode on the coronavirus.  In times of crisis, it’s critical to learn from those with the most experience.  And in today’s episode, we do just that.  We bring you trusted information from Dr. Wenhong Zhang, the leading Chinese physician who has successfully spearheaded public health efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Shanghai.

Dr. Zhang, is the Head of Infectious Disease at Huashan Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai. He is considered the “gatekeeper of Shanghai” for his heavy involvement in creating the public health policies that worked and kept the city safe.

One model had predicted Shanghai would see 800,000 cases, but through their extraordinary early efforts to limit travel, end large gatherings, and immediately implement social distancing and testing, they limited cases to just 300.  And Dr. Zhang and his team have cured 95% of their COVID-19 patients in his hospital.