Special Episode | Coronavirus: Health and Commercial Implications | Podcast Ep 37

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Dr. Mary-Margaret Fill, MD Medical Epidemiologist, Tennessee Department of Health John

Scannapieco, Chief, Global Business Team, Baker Donelson

Coronavirus: Health and Commercial Implications

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Special Episode – Coronavirus – Medical and Commercial Implications

In this episode arranged in response to the rapid spread of Coronavirus into a global and U.S. health emergency we talk with Medical Epidemiologist Dr. Mary-Margaret Fill of the Tennessee Department of Health’s Communicable and Environmental Diseases and Emergency Preparedness (CEDEP) Division about the medial implications of the Coronavirus outbreak. John Scannapieco, Chief of the Global Business Team at Nashville’s Baker Donelson law firm and a long-time specialist on China commercial relations will talk about the impact on trade and investment in China and with U.S. businesses.

Listen to this important special Podcast episode to be up to date on the Coronavirus implications on health and commerce.

References:
John Scannapieco and his colleagues at Baker Donelson authored an article with must know insights, “Novel Coronavirus Outbreak in China – What You Need to Know Right Now.” Find it here:
Baker Donelson Paper
www.bakerdonelson.com/novel-coronavi…know-right-now
An excerpt:
A new coronavirus is causing an outbreak of respiratory illness that began in the city of Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. The outbreak began in early December 2019 and continues to spread in China and beyond. As of January 28, 2020, Chinese health officials have confirmed 4,565 cases and 106 deaths related to the virus. In addition, there are more than 70 confirmed cases globally, including five confirmed cases in the United States. In an effort to slow the spread of the virus, Chinese authorities are imposing quarantines and restricting travel throughout the country. Hong Kong has closed some of its borders with mainland China and has stopped issuing travel permits to mainland Chinese tourists. Mongolia and Russia (Far East border) have closed their respective borders with China. Mainland Chinese authorities are trying to keep citizens at home by extending the Chinese New Year holiday through February 3, 2020, with some areas (Shanghai, Suzhou, Guangdong Province and Zhejiang Province) extending the holiday through February 9, 2020. While Chinese health officials claim that the virus can spread by a person before symptoms appear by what is known as asymptomatic transmission, the Center for Disease Control in the United States (CDC) and state health officials believe it is unlikely that the virus can be transmitted until an individual appears symptomatic.

Biography – Dr. Mary-Margaret Fill

Dr. Mary-Margaret Fill is a Medical Epidemiologist with the Tennessee Department of Health, where she oversees waterborne and zoonotic disease surveillance and outbreak response, and directs overarching strategy for communicable disease surveillance systems and informatics initiatives.

She received her undergraduate degree (BS) in Microbiology and a minor in Security and Intelligence from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. She then earned her Doctor of Medicine from the Mercer University School of Medicine in 2011, where she was inducted into both the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Society. She completed dual-residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and is board certified in both specialties. Following residency, Dr. Fill served as an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, assigned to the Tennessee Department of Health, and she was a member of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Initiative Class of 2017. Dr. Fill has worked on food-borne, waterborne, vaccine-preventable and healthcare-associated disease outbreaks, emerging pathogens, and analysis of surveillance systems and novel datasets.

John Scannapieco Bio
www.bakerdonelson.com/john-m-scannapieco


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