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Wellness Wednesday: Quarantine Ethics

Evacuees from China arriving at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif. on Feb. 5, 2020.
Krysten I. Houk
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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services via AP
Evacuees from China arriving at Marine Corps Air Station in Miramar, Calif. on Feb. 5, 2020.

Governments and health organizations are scrambling to contain the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, which has been blamed for nearly 2,000 deaths worldwide.

Nearly 350 Americans who were evacuated from Wuhan, the Chinese city where the outbreak began, emerged Tuesday after 14 days quarantined at two military bases in California.

Hundreds of millions of people in China remain under various travel restrictions, and questions have been raised about whether the massive quarantine effort is effective or fair.

Today on All Sides: quarantine ethics, ADHD and suicide risk and more.

Guests:

  • Monique Costello, chef, nutritionist and wellness expert
  • John McGory, Westerville English Teacher in Wuhan, now just out of quarantine in California
  • Amy Fairchild, Ph.D., dean of Ohio State’s College of Public Health and public health historian ethicist
  • Wes Crenshaw, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, board-certified in couples and family psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology

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