Since the beginning of the global coronavirus pandemic, at least 17 million people have been infected worldwide, and more than 600,000 have lost their lives to the disease. By far the largest public health crisis has taken place in the United States, where some 4.7 million people have been infected and more than 150,000 have died. However, in the early part of the crisis, especially, one of the hardest hit countries was the Islamic Republic of Iran. To date, at least 300,000 Iranians have been infected and at least 16,000 have lost their lives. But media coverage of these events often provides only a partial or inadequate understanding of their complexity.
On August 13, 2020 -- for the first time -- the Middle East Center and Shiraz University of Medical Sciences brought together the leading experts from both Iran and the United States in a historic dialogue, discussing causes, challenges, successes, future implications, and more.
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