A Pandemic Foretold

On March 2, 2020, CCDD Director Prof. Marc Lipsitch spoke to CBS Evening News about the new Coronavirus, projecting that 40-70% of the world’s adult population could be infected. “It is now almost inevitable that this will transmit in a global fashion and take a big toll on essentially the entire globe…” he told CBS’s Jim Axelrod.


Watch the 2020 interview here.

One year later, Prof. Lipsitch gave a follow up interview, reflecting on the COVID-19 response and offering hope for the months ahead.