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Reporting on Coronavirus from Inside Quarantine

March 6, 2020
Shan Li is a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, based in Beijing. She covered the early outbreak of the coronavirus in Wuhan, and has now been quarantined twice, once in China and once in California. We talk with Shan about the benefits and pitfalls of online expression in the midst of a public health crisis. How do you report on an outbreak in a country so concerned with censorship? And what was it like to be in America’s first mandatory quarantine since the smallpox outbreak in the 1960s? Listen in