March 14 – March 26, 2020

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Panic-buying during a crisis is driven by an absence of control
In uncertain times, what causes people to overstock their pantries with toilet paper, bread, dry goods and other items, creating shortages across the country? Uma Karmarkar explains that the phenomenon is driven by a very human reaction–seeking to wield control in a situation in which they feel they have very little. The San Diego Union-Tribune. See also: Herald Mail Media , TRT World 
Without restrictions, Mexico could see staggering coronavirus numbers
As of mid-March, Mexico’s administration had not yet encouraged anyone to stay at home amid coronavirus concerns, instead only encouraging citizens to avoid those who were coughing. Gordon McCord explains how, based on track records in Asia and Italy, we can likely expect an explosion of coronavirus patients in Mexico very soon. Slate. See also: Explica
NYC will be America’s Wuhan if we don’t lift tariffs on personal protection equipment
Susan Shirk writes that, in the face of dire shortages, thousands of American lives could be saved if we immediately lift the tariffs on masks, gloves and gowns imported from China. Council on Foreign Relations . See also: The Washington Post
March 12, 2020, David Victor quoted in Nature
March 13, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The Washington Post
See also: The Hour

March 13, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in The New York Times

March 18, 2020, Victor Shih and Susan Shirk quoted in The Washington Post

March 19, 2020, Victor Shih quoted in NBC News
See also: Cougar Access

March 23, 2020, Richard Feinberg quoted in Cigar Aficionado

March 24, 2020, Victor Shih quoted on Erie News Now

March 24, 2020, Victor Shih quoted on NBC 2
March 14, 2020, Joshua Graff Zivin quoted in UC San Diego News Center
See also: Insurance Journal
March 17, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro quoted in UC San Diego News Center

March 13, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro authored opinion in El Financiero (Spanish)

March 23, 2020, Rafael Fernández de Castro quoted on ABC 10 News San Diego