"The coronavirus pandemic is a fast-moving news story that’s changing by the minute. In the last 24 hours alone, we’ve seen severe restrictions on travel, sports events, Broadway shows, concerts, office work, school attendance, and nearly every venue where large groups of people gather. In between, it can feel almost impossible to separate fact from fiction, or tell the difference between legitimate precautions and outright panic.
It is scheduled to begin tonight (Thursday, March 12) at 10 p.m. ET.
Tonight, CNN will try to make sense of all the mayhem with a special town hall on the global COVID-19 outbreak that has killed almost 5,000 people and infected more than 134,000. Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta will host the event, which will feature interviews with Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the World Health Organization’s technical lead for coronavirus response, among others."