In this clip from the upcoming episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer, acclaimed health and science journalist Laurie Garrett explains that time is of the essence as major cities begin to head into "shelter-at-home" policies and lockdowns.
Garrett advises that everyone needs a specific plan for lodging, medicine, and finances for at least the next eight weeks. She details the kinds of conversations all families should be having as they make these choices. Next, she emphasizes the need for a volunteer corps in U.S. communities, able-bodied individuals who can help bring groceries to those who can't leave their homes, drive people to health centers if necessary, and work with organizations like Red Cross.
Laurie Garrett is a Pulitzer Prize-winning global health writer and former senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Her work includes The Coming Plague, a book depicting in great detail the onset of new global pandemics, and she served as a top advisor for the film "Contagion."
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