Press Clips

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N.Y.C. to Allow Indoor Dining, in Milestone on Recovery From Pandemic

In an interview with the New York Times, CUNY SPH Distinguished Professor Denis Nash warns that reopening indoor dining and schools at the same time could make it difficult to know which is driving any subsequent increase in cases. >>

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The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19

TIME cites a study by CUNY SPH Professor Bruce Y. Lee and colleagues, who used a computer simulation model to calculate how effective a vaccine would need to be to control the ongoing pandemic. >>

As Summer Wanes in N.Y.C., Anxiety Rises Over What Fall May Bring

In an interview with The New York TimesCUNY SPH Dean Ayman El-Mohandes discussed the results of our ongoing COVID-19 tracking survey and New Yorkers’ reluctance to return to normalcy. >>

‘Are you doing OK?’: On the ground with NYC contact tracers

New York City’s contact tracers are missing opportunities to learn “where the holes in the safety net are and assess how big they are,” Distinguished Professor and epidemiologist Denis Nash told the Associated Press. >>

Map with faces of dead

More than 200,000 Americans have died from coronavirus. In an interview with ABC News, CUNY SPH Professor Bruce Y. Lee cites several steps he says the U.S. must take to slow the death toll: >>

Professor Bruce Y. Lee on Forbes

See Professor Bruce Y. Lee’s Forbes column for his perspectives on COVID-19 and more.

Press Clips

200,000 Americans have died from coronavirus: A look at that grim milestone in context
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
ABC News | September 22, 2020

We have to stop the politicization of public health
(Op-ed by Distinguished Scholar Lyndon Haviland)
The Hill | September 14, 2020

N.Y.C. to Allow Indoor Dining, in Milestone on Recovery From Pandemic
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
The New York Times | September 11, 2020

The Great Vaccine Race: Inside the Unprecedented Scramble to Immunize the World Against COVID-19
(Cites study by Professor Bruce Y. Lee and colleagues)
Time | September 9, 2020

NYC’s Grab-and-Go Meal Program Headed for an After-School Schedule
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg)
The City | September 8, 2020

‘What’d You Miss?’ Full Show
(Features interview with Assistant Professor Naomi Zewde)
Bloomberg TV | August 31, 2020

Could rushing COVID-19 cure, treatment be dangerous?
(Features interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Arirang News | August 27, 2020

As Summer Wanes in N.Y.C., Anxiety Rises Over What Fall May Bring
(Quotes Dean Ayman El-Mohandes)
The New York Times | August 26, 2020

What Does the Future of Education Look Like?
(Features interview with Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
CUNY TV | August 26, 2020

Approval of a coronavirus vaccine would be just the beginning – huge production challenges could cause long delays
(Op-ed by Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The Conversation | August 24, 2020

‘Are you doing OK?’: On the ground with NYC contact tracers
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Associated Press | August 17, 2020

City Scrambles And Residents Line Up For Tests As Coronavirus Spikes In Sunset Park
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Gothamist | August 17, 2020

Vaccines are safe. But huge numbers of people around the world say they wouldn’t take a Covid jab
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
CNN | August 15, 2020

How Often Should NYers Get Tested For Covid? A Top Health Official Proposes An Unfeasible Frequency
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Gothamist | August 12, 2020

Can We Prevent the Next 5 Million COVID Cases?
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
WebMD | August 10, 2020

Questions Surround Russia’s Ability To Deliver A Safe, Effective Coronavirus Vaccine
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
International Business Times | August 8, 2020

It’s not for me: speed of COVID-19 vaccine race raises safety concerns
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
Reuters | August 6, 2020

Here’s what we know about the demographic makeup of the COVID-19 vaccine trials
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Healthline | July 31, 2020

There’s been a lack of leadership surrounding COVID-19
(Op-ed by CUNY SPH Distinguished Scholar Lyndon Haviland)
The Hill | July 30,2020

Focusing Beyond Disparities In Patient Outcomes
(Op-ed by doctoral student Jacqueline Chiofalo)
Health Affairs | July 28, 2020

DACA recipient: My face shield, mask and hospital scrubs cannot protect me
(Op-ed by doctoral student Juan Carlos Alejaldre)
CNN | July 28, 2020

College Food Pantries Are Reinventing Ways to Feed Students
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg and cites CUNY Urban Food Policy Institute report)
Civil Eats | July 27, 2020

The end of the American dream
(Quotes Assistant Professot Naomi Zewde)
Vox | July 22, 2020

Everything You Want to Know About COVID-19 Antibody Testing but Were Afraid to Ask
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
City Limits | July 21, 2020

How much will a coronavirus vaccine cost?
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
MarketPlace | July 17, 2020

COVID-19 and Mental Health
(Features Adjunct Associate Professor Robin Moon)
CUNY TV | July 15, 2020

How effective does a COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine need to be to stop the pandemic? A new study has answers
(Op-ed by Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The Conversation | July 15, 2020

What to Expect If a COVID-19 Contact Tracer Calls You
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Healthline | July 12, 2020

Andrew Cuomo’s Report on Controversial Nursing Home Policy for COVID Patients Prompts More Controversy
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | July 10, 2020

68% Have Antibodies in This Clinic. Can a Neighborhood Beat a Next Wave?
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
The New York Times | July 10, 2020

The cost of COVID-19: Amid illness, Americans face heavy financial burden in testing and treatment
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 tracking survey)
Fox 5 New York | July 8, 2020

Trump’s failed COVID response: Managing a pandemic isn’t a states’ rights issue
(Op-ed by Distinguished Scholar Lyndon Haviland)
The Hill | July 7, 2020

Why Does It Take So Long to Develop a Vaccine?
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The Wire Science | July 2, 2020

Latino advocates say COVID-19 stats don’t include immigrants who avoid tests, die at home
(Cites Professsor Bruce Y. Lee’s study on the cost of coronavirus)
Newsday | July 1, 2020

Kids With Disabilities or Developmental Delays May Have Increased Asthma Risk
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Luisa N. Borrell)
Everyday Health | June 30, 2020

Even with reopening, New York still faces a future that looks very different
(Quotes Dean Ayman El-Mohandes)
Marketwatch | June 29, 2020

Will People Get the Coronavirus Vaccine?
(Cites the CUNY SPH COVID-19 tracking surveys)
Medium | June 29, 2020

The Winners of COVID-19
(Op-ed by Distinguished Scholar Scott Ratzan and Gillian P. Christie of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health)
Business Fights Poverty | June 23, 2020

Racism’s plague on public health
(Op-ed by Distinguished Scholar Lyndon Haviland)
The Hill | June 22, 2020

Contact Tracers In NYC Having Success, But Also Running Into Challenges Gathering Necessary Information
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CBS New York | June 21, 2020

Are Antivirals For COVID-19 More Likely to Be Developed and Approved Before a Vaccine?
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Financialnewsmedia.com | June 18, 2020

‘People fear what they don’t know’: the battle over ‘wet’ markets, a vital part of culinary culture
(Quotes Associate Professor Nevin Cohen)
The Guardian  |  June 17, 2020

Keeping governments accountable: the COVID-19 Assessment Scorecard (COVID-SCORE)
(Op-ed by Dean Ayman El-Mohandes and Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan, et al)
Nature | June 11, 2020

Moving into the next phase of addressing New York City’s hunger crisis
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Nick Freudenberg)
New York Nonprofit Media | June 11, 2020

Here’s exactly where we are with vaccinees and treatments for COVID-19
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Healthline | June 5, 2020

We need to trust each other to beat COVID-19
(Op-ed by Distinguished Scholar Lyndon Haviland)
The Hill | June 1, 2020

After COVID-19, we must save CUNY
(Op-ed by Distinguished Professor Nick Freudenberg and PhD student Erinn Bacchus)
The New York Daily News | May 29, 2020

Teens adjust to summer like no other due to coronavirus pandemic
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
ABC News | May 29, 2020

NY Pulls Back From Virus Micro-Data as It Fights to Reopen Safely
(Quotes Assistant Professor Sheng Li)
Courthouse News Service | May 22, 2020

Bruce Y. Lee, MD, on the FDA’s Emergency Authorization of Remdesivir
(Interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Infectious Disease Consultant | May 20, 2020

Why developing a COVID-19 vaccine is only part of the struggle
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 tracking survey)
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | May 19, 2020

Immigrants With HIV Fear Surviving a Second Pandemic. So Do the Community Organizations Struggling to Help Them
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Documented | May 19, 2020

How can we prepare for stronger second wave of COVID-19?
(Features interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Arirang News | May 18, 2020

Substitute Pharmacists Warn Their Co-Workers: We’ll Probably Bring the Virus to You
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | May 18, 2020

A coronavirus vaccine at warp speed? But is it safe?
(Op-ed by CUNY SPH faculty Scott Ratzan and Ken Rabin with Emerson College faculty Spencer Kimball)
The Star-Ledger | May 17, 2020

Time to revive New York? No, it’s still way too risky, and will bring disease and death
(Op-ed by Dean Ayman El-Mohandes)
The New York Daily News | May 16, 2020

Two Coasts. One Virus. How New York Suffered Nearly 10 Times the Number of Deaths as California.
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | May 16, 2020

There’s no coronavirus vaccine — but that hasn’t stopped anti-vaxxers from spreading conspiracy theories about it
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
Mic | May 14, 2020

COVID-19 lockdowns protect people who are immunosuppressed, say doctors
(Features Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Channel News Asia | May 14, 2020

He Saw ‘No Proof’ Closures Would Curb Virus. Now He Has De Blasio’s Trust.
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
The New York Times | May 14, 2020

Q&A: Researchers hope new COVID-19 cohort study will be a ‘game changer’
(Q&A with Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Healio | May 14, 2020

One to One: Census 2020
(Interview with Distinguished Professor Luisa N. Borrell)
CUNY TV | May 12, 2020

In The Fight Against COVID-19, It’s Not Too Late to Fix America’s Public Health System
(Op-ed by New York City Health Commissioner and CUNY SPH Dean’s Advisory Councilmember Oxiris Barbot)
Health Affairs | May 12, 2020

The Futile Search For A Magic Number That Says It’s Safe To Reopen
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
HuffPost | May 11, 2020

De Blasio Says There’s ‘Tremendous Concern’ About Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome; At Least 38 Cases Confirmed In NYC
(Features interview with Dean Ayman El-Mohandes)
CBS New York | May 10, 2020

A Computational Scientist Explains How More Coronavirus Infections Could Cost Healthcare Systems Over $500 Billion
(Professor Bruce Y. Lee writes about his recent study in Health Affairs)
Forbes | May 8, 2020

Critics Castigate Mayor De Blasio’s New “Testing and Tracing Corps”
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Gothamist | May 8, 2020

Underfunded public health schools say a lot about the US response to Covid-19
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg)
Quartz | May 7, 2020

New York Nurses Union Says Hospitals Won’t Be Ready For Potential Second Wave Of Coronavirus If State Reopens Too Soon
(Features interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CBS New York | May 7, 2020

To prevent the next pandemic, it’s the legal wildlife trade we should worry about
(Quotes CUNY SPH doctoral alum Catherine Machalaba)
National Geographic | May 7, 2020

Can Survivors Get Reinfected With Coronavirus?
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
HealthDay News | May 4, 2020

Coronavirus medical costs could soar into hundreds of billions as more Americans become infected
(Op-ed by Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The Conversation | May 4, 2020

Foreign Med Grads Ready to Help With COVID-19, But…— Many face needless barriers to practice despite workforce crisis
(Op-ed by CUNY SPH students Hanish Kodali and Jonathan Block)
MedPage Today | May 4, 2020

Early precautions draw a life-and-death divide between Flushing and Corona
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The City | May 3, 2020

Research Suggests COVID-19 Could Cost US Over $650 Billion if Majority of the Population Gets Infected
(Cites study by Professor Bruce Y. Lee and PHICOR about potential COVID-19 healthcare costs, quotes Lee)
Pharmacy Times | May 1, 2020

How Consumer Data Is Being Used to Track the Coronavirus
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Consumer Reports | May 1, 2020

Anti-vaxxers fear coronavirus vaccine’s safety before it exists
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
The New York Post | April 29, 2020

Groups sow doubt about COVID vaccine before one even exists
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
The Associated Press | April 29, 2020

Is this the right time to ease COVID-19 lockdown restrictions?
(Televised interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Arirang News | April 28, 2020

COVID-19 could cost US health care system $654B, model shows
(Cites CUNY SPH and PHICOR study about the potential health care costs of COVID-19)
Healio | April 28, 2020

March, April, May: City’s Mood Darkens as Crisis Feels Endless
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 tracking survey week 6)
The New York Times | April 25, 2020

Medical Care for COVID-19 Could Cost U.S. Hundreds of Billions: Study
(Cites CUNY SPH and PHICOR study about the potential health care costs of COVID-19)
drugs.com | April 24, 2020

‘Unprecedented:’ Seeking an army to trace virus in New York
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
The Associated Press | April 24, 2020

COVID 19: A Crisis in Motion – Part Two
(Features interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CUNY TV | April 22, 2020

Coronavirus medical expenses could cost the US up to $654 BILLION as the healthcare system strains to provide ventilators, hospital beds and care for patients with YEARS of complications from the virus to come, study suggests
(Cites CUNY SPH and PHICOR study about the potential health care costs of COVID-19)
The Daily Mail | April 24, 2020

Coronavirus response: ‘Someone has to pay’ for the rising U.S. health care costs
(Cites CUNY SPH and PHICOR study about the potential health care costs of COVID-19)
Yahoo Finance | April 23, 2020

U.S. may have to spend hundreds of billions treating COVID-19
(Cites CUNY SPH and PHICOR study about the potential health care costs of COVID-19)
News Medical | April 23, 2020

Health isn’t just the absence of disease: An important coronavirus lesson
(Op-ed by affiliated faculty member Kristina Baines)
The New York Daily News | April 22, 2020

Coronavirus causing some anti-vaxxers to waver, experts say
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
The Guardian | April 21, 2020

Nearly Half Of New York City Residents Don’t Want To Re-open The Economy Before June, New Survey Finds
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 tracking survey week 6)
Newsweek | April 21, 2020

The Coronavirus Vaccine Race Is On — Someone will win, but then what?
(Op-ed by CUNY SPH Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan, Senior Scholar Ken Rabin and Professor Heidi Larson of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine)
MedPage Today | April 20, 2020

Why You Should Be Skeptical of Early Results of COVID-19 Drug
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Healthline | April 20, 2020

Coronavirus Antibody Testing Hopes To Shed Light On Extent Of Infections In New York
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CBS New York | April 20, 2020

How Accurate Are Coronavirus Death Counts?
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
WebMD | April 17, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Everyday Health | April 16, 2020

Taking the Pulse of New York in the Time of Coronavirus
(Interview with Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
CUNYcast | April 15, 2020

Here’s Exactly Where We Are With Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Healthline | April 13, 2020

You’ve gotten over COVID-19. Now what? A post-virus guide
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The City | April 13, 2020

Quarantined child sexual abuse survivors need help
(Op-ed by Distinguished Scholar Lyndon Haviland)
The Hill | April 11, 2020

Staten Islanders test positive for coronavirus, but guidelines on what to do next not always clear, they say
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Staten Island Live | April 10, 2020

What More States Allowing SNAP Recipients to Buy Food Online Means for Food Security
(Quotes Associate Professor Nevin Cohen)
CivilEats | April 13, 2020

Pharmacy Workers Are Coming Down With COVID-19. But They Can’t Afford to Stop Working.
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | April 9, 2020

Millennial Zeitgeist: Attitudes About COVID-19 Shift as Cases Among Young Adults Rise
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
U.S. News | April 9, 2020

The Upheaval in New York’s Rental Market
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey results)
The New York Times | April 9, 2020

New York facilities transformed into makeshift hospitals to battle COVID-19
(Features Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Channel News Asia | April 8, 2020

Why Manhattan Has Seen Relatively Few Coronavirus Cases
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
NY1 | April 7, 2020

Push being made to make sure all COVID-19 deaths are counted
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Pix11 News | April 7, 2020

Early signs new NYC coronavirus infections may be slowing
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
The City | April 5, 2020

Pandemic experts rate Cuomo: ‘A sense of order’ amid one of NY’s greatest crises
(Quotes Assistant Professor Chloe A. Teasdale)
The Buffalo News | April 4, 2020

Pressure to reveal racial info about COVID-19 impact
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Pix11 News | April 3, 2020

Wearing a face covering is helpful, but doesn’t mean an end to social distancing
(Features Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
Pix11 News | April 3, 2020

City’s Food Pantries and Soup Kitchens Face Obstacles Meeting Soaring Need
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Nicholas Freudenberg)
City Limits | April 3, 2020

Opinion: How You Can Help Save the Census Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
(Op-ed by Distinguished Professor Luisa N. Borrell)
City Limits | April 2, 2020

Now That Coronavirus Is Inside This Adult Home for the Elderly or Mentally Ill, It May Be Impossible to Stop
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | April 2, 2020

A Month of Coronavirus in New York City: See the Hardest-Hit Areas
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
The New York Times | April 1

40% of N.Y. Tenants May Not Pay Rent This Month. What Happens Then?
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
The New York Times | March 31

Coronavirus Tracking Survey: More Than One-Third Of NYC Households Lost Jobs Since Outbreak Began
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
CBS New York | March 31

More Evidence COVID-19 Survivors’ Blood Could Help Very Ill Patients
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
drugs.com | March 30

Critical Condition: NYC at the Tipping Point
(Interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CUNYcast | March 26, 2020

Ask Real Estate: What if I Can’t Pay My Rent Now?
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
The New York Times | March 25, 2020

Your Neighborhood Might Be a Coronavirus Hot Spot, but New York City Refuses to Release the Data
(Quotes Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
ProPublica | March 25, 2020

Thousands of laid off hourly workers in NYC are running out of time & money
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results and quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
Gothamist | March 25, 2020

Lesson from South Korea on how to slow the spread
(Interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Good Morning America | March 24, 2020

New York City job losses amid coronavirus pandemic hitting Hispanic and poorer households hardest: survey
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 2 results)
Newsweek | March 24, 2020

What we’ve learned from the HIV pandemic
(Op-ed by Distinguished Professor Denis Nash and HIV activist James Krellenstein)
CNN | March 22, 2020

In Pandemic, Word Definitions Shift and New Lexicon Emerges
(Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan quoted)
Associated Press | March 20, 2020

New Yorkers believe they are at low-risk of contracting coronavirus, study shows
(Cites CUNY SPH COVID-19 survey week 1 results)
NBC News | March 19, 2020

Here’s Exactly Where We’re At With Vaccines and Treatments for COVID-19
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
healthline.com | March18, 2020

Everything You Need to Know About Coronavirus
(Quotes Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Everyday Health | March 18, 2020

No, You Really Don’t Need To Stock Up On Bottled Water For A Coronavirus Shutdown
(Associate Professor Nevin Cohen interviewed)
Forbes | March, 17, 2020

Coronavirus Update: Cuomo Reiterates, New York State Doesn’t Have Enough ICU Beds
(Video, features part of interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CBS New York | March 16, 2020

There Is No Cure for COVID-19, No Matter What the Internet Says
(Quotes Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
healthline.com March 13, 2020

Coronavirus: What to Know, What to Do, What to Expect
(Podcast, interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
CUNYcast | March 12, 2020

Fight Pandemics Like Wildfires With Prevention and a Plan to Share the Costs
(Op-ed coauthored by doctoral student Catherine Machalaba)
Foreign Affairs | March 6, 2020

Coronavirus Misinformation, Female Race Team, Ocean Acidification
(Podcast featuring interview with Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
Top of Mind with Julie Rose | March 9, 2020

COVID-19: An Urgent Call for Coordinated, Trusted Sources to Tell Everyone What They Need to Know and Do
(Letter from public health leaders including Distinguished Lecturer Scott Ratzan)
NAM Perspectives | March 5, 2020

Daylight Saving Time, Naked Mole Rats, Coronavirus, and more | Simply Science
(Video, features interview with Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
CUNY TV | March 4, 2020

Coronavirus: Is it revealing hidden racism?
(Video interview with Professor Bruce Y. Lee)
Al Jazeera English | February 26, 2020

Coronavirus epidemic takes a toll on businesses worldwide
(Video, features interview with Distinguished Professor Denis Nash)
CGTN America | February 10, 2020