FRIDAY EVENT REMINDER: Containing Coronavirus: Klain, Monaco, Emanuel, and Other Experts To Discuss the Coronavirus Outbreak and How To Manage an Effective Response

Washington, D.C. — As federal health officials warn that coronavirus will “almost certainly” spread in the United States, serious questions are emerging about how the U.S. government should respond. Other countries are beginning to take drastic measures such as restricting travel, closing schools, and postponing religious pilgrimages. With growing concerns that the coronavirus outbreak may become a pandemic, critics say that the Trump administration has been slow to address the impending crisis. Administration officials have sought to downplay the risk, and President Donald Trump said at a recent press conference that the coronavirus threat to the United States “remains very low,” contradicting guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Please join the Center for American Progress on Friday, March 6, at 11:30 a.m. for a discussion on the response to this global health emergency. Our panelists will discuss how to prepare the country and the world to fight a potentially devastating outbreak. This important conversation will highlight the panelists’ experience and insights on how to manage an effective, governmentwide response and communicate critical information to the American people. The discussion will also cover how the federal government should prioritize and integrate its response efforts with state and local governments, private industry, and international governments.

Space is extremely limited. Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

Individually-packaged lunches will be available at 11:00 a.m


Welcoming remarks:
Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress

Distinguished guests:
Ronald Klain, former U.S. Ebola Response Coordinator
Zeke Emanuel, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress; Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
Dr. Rachel Levine, M.D., Secretary of Health, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Lisa Monaco, former Homeland Security Adviser to President Barack Obama
Dr. Jennifer Nuzzo, Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Mara Rudman, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress


March 6, 2020
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress
1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at  or 202-478-6327.