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President Donald Trump speaks during a White House news conference with his coronavirus task force. President Donald Trump, with members of his coronavirus task force, speaks during a news conference at the White House, Washington, Feb. 26, 2020 (AP photo by Evan Vucci).

Will Governments’ Credibility Survive the Coronavirus Epidemic?

Friday, Feb. 28, 2020

In this week’s editors’ discussion on Trend Lines, WPR’s Judah Grunstein and Freddy Deknatel talk about global efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19. They also discuss the ways in which governments’ responses—whether in China, Iran or the U.S.—have highlighted the tensions between political narratives and medical expertise in addressing the crisis.

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How a Coronavirus Outbreak Could Add to Iran’s Many Troubles
Amid China’s Coronavirus Lockdown, ‘People Don’t Believe in Government Anymore’
The Wuhan Coronavirus Poses Three Tests for Global Public Health
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Trend Lines is produced and edited by Peter Dörrie, a freelance journalist and analyst focusing on security and resource politics in Africa. You can follow him on Twitter at @peterdoerrie.

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