Closer Look: Emory University School of Medicine Professor Talks Coronavirus Prevention; Tennessee Lawmaker Proposes Studying Feasibility Of Nashville To Atlanta Amtrak Line

Dr. Aneesh Mehta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases At Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases Services at Emory University Hospital, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to give us the latest update on the coronavirus.
Dr. Aneesh Mehta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases At Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases Services at Emory University Hospital, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to give us the latest update on the coronavirus.
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Monday, March 3, 2020 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott reports on President Trump’s plans to meet with pharmaceutical executives to discuss a potential coronavirus vaccine today.
  • And, in other news, early voting begins in Georgia today for the 2020 presidential primaries.
  • 03:06: A second person in the United States died over the weekend from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Dr. Aneesh Mehta, associate professor in the Division of Infectious Diseases At Emory University School of Medicine and Chief of Infectious Diseases Services at Emory University Hospital, joins “Closer Look” in studio to give us the latest update on the disease and possible precautions to prevent further spread of the illness.
  • 29:56: Tennessee Representative Jason Powell, a democrat representing Nashville, recently filed a bill to study the feasibility of a Nashville to Atlanta Amtrak line. This comes after Amtrak officials pitched the idea to the Tennessee transportation committee late last month. Today, Representative Powell joins “Closer Look” from Nashville to tell us more about his proposal.

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler, Grace Walker and LaShawn Hudson.