“The Tip of the Iceberg.” Infectious Disease Specialist Weighs in on Coronavirus Outbreak

The global health community is working to better understand coronavirus, and how to protect patients.

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Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons speaks at Direct Relief's headquarters on March 5, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)
Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons speaks at Direct Relief's headquarters on March 5, 2020, about the coronavirus outbreak. (Lara Cooper/Direct Relief)

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus continues to evolve at a rapid pace. With an ever-rising death toll and an unpredictable course, the virus has people on edge. While questions about the disease abound, there are few definitive answers, according to infectious disease specialist Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons.

“We’ve had the ability to test, so far, probably just the snowflake on the top of the tip of the iceberg,” said Fitzgibbons during a talk at Direct Relief’s headquarters. Without comprehensive testing, experts must rely on incomplete data to make predictions about what remains an elusive disease.

On this episode of the podcast, Dr. Lynn Fitzgibbons weighs in on what she expects as testing increases and the outbreak continues to unfold.

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