Quick Reaction, Diagnostics Keys to Battling Outbreaks

March 25, 2020    |  

In a column published March 24, 2020, in The Baltimore Sun, columnist Dan Rodricks explored the nation's struggle with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) with Institute of Human Virology co-founder and director Robert C. Gallo, MD.

Robert Gallo, MD

Robert Gallo, MD

New Viruses, Short Memories and the Need for Constant, Global Vigilance | COMMENTARY

Every 25 to 30 years, the eminent virologist Robert Gallo has said, a gap occurs in the study of viruses, and the results are devastating. It’s one of the reasons why Gallo, director of the Institute of Human Virology in Baltimore, established the Global Virus Network, a collaboration of disease experts in 32 countries who share information and watch for trouble. (Read more of The Baltimore Sun's story)