Fear and anti-Chinese sentiment have gripped the globe since the new Coronavirus started in Wuhan, China. This panel discussion seeks to combat these fears with knowledge about the disease and its impacts on our own student community and broader politics and economies. Each of the five panelists will have 10 minutes for opening remarks following by Q and A from the audience. Natalie The will explain what the virus is, the rationale behind the Chinese government’s quarantine efforts, and the role of the WHO and CDC. Brent Nelsen will discuss the current and possible future impacts of the virus on the Chinese, US, and global economies. Kate Kaup will explore how strained bilateral relations and anti-Chinese rhetoric have exacerbated the rise of anti-Chinese sentiment since the virus erupted. Two Furman students from China will share how the disease has impacted them and their families directly.