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Covid-19: WHO chief scientist answers your questions 5 Live News Specials

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Following what’s thought to be the first case in Wuhan Province last December, Covid-19 is now present in 216 countries around the world. Almost a million people have died according to the World Health Organization.

So where are we now? What about the health impact of the economic fallout? Are political leaders getting it right around the world? How are developing countries coping? And what might winter look like?

5 Live's Nicky Campbell put listeners' questions to World Health Organization chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan (pictured) and the BBC’s medical editor Fergus Walsh.

Following what’s thought to be the first case in Wuhan Province last December, Covid-19 is now present in 216 countries around the world. Almost a million people have died according to the World Health Organization.

So where are we now? What about the health impact of the economic fallout? Are political leaders getting it right around the world? How are developing countries coping? And what might winter look like?

5 Live's Nicky Campbell put listeners' questions to World Health Organization chief scientist Dr Soumya Swaminathan (pictured) and the BBC’s medical editor Fergus Walsh.

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