Special Edition: What we know about coronavirus (with Dr. Philip Chan) by 30,000 Leagues published on 2020-03-16T17:30:57Z We're in an unusual moment. Schools are closed. We're being asked to socially distance ourselves from our neighbors and in general, society is bunkering down in the face of novel coronavirus. What is COVID-19 what can it do to our bodies and what are the risk? How should we respond both as individuals and families and as a society? Should you be buying 80 rolls of toilet paper right now? We talk with Dr. Philip Chan, an infectious disease expert and physician at The Miriam and Rhode Island hospitals. He's also working at the frontline of Rhode Island's response to the pandemic. We talked early on by phone before he went back into another day's work on the state's response team. If this is the first you've heard about Corona virus, then you're practicing some extreme social distancing.