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Omicron, a new coronavirus strain designated as a variant of concern by the World Health Organization, has been confirmed on five continents while global health experts anticipate further spread.
Virology expert Gary Whittaker, who studies the coronavirus, says while the virus is spreading rapidly, good public health measures will limit further contagion.
Steve Osofsky, wildlife health and health policy expert, says emerging diseases like coronavirus are coming from Chinese "wet markets," and it is time to shut them down.
Experts at Cornell University are available to discuss the coronavirus: what we know about the way it spreads, what countries should do to minimize threat to public health.