We’re Dr. Eric Cioe-Peña, an emergency physician in New York, and Jayme Fraser and Adrianna Rodriguez, two USA TODAY reporters covering the coronavirus outbreak. Ask us anything!
As coronavirus continues to spread throughout the U.S., we want to answer your questions. Ask us anything!
Eric Cioe-Peña MD MPH is the Director of Global Health and a practicing emergency physician at Northwell Health. He is a public health expert and has worked extensively across the world on public health efforts.
Jayme Fraser is an investigative journalist for USA TODAY, focusing primarily on the Midwest and health. This year, one of her major projects digs into the accessibility of air travel for people with disabilities, both visible and invisible. When she's not reporting, she's watching soccer, crocheting beanies, or playing cards with a relative who is quarantined because her cancer makes her vulnerable to coronavirus and other diseases.
For her most recent story, she worked with a colleague to analyze data from the American Hospital Association, U.S. Census, CDC and World Health Organization, finding that US hospitals will run out of beds if coronavirus cases spike like seen in other countries: https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/investigations/2020/03/13/us-hospitals-overwhlemed-coronavirus-cases-result-in-too-few-beds/5002942002/
Adrianna Rodriguez is a health reporter for USA TODAY. She’s been in close contact with infectious disease experts, doctors and universities across the country to understand how the new coronavirus spreads and infects. These are two recent stories Adrianna has written:
EDIT: That's all we have time for today. Thank you for the great questions. Stay safe and follow our coverage at usatoday.com