Here Is What a WHO Global Health Emergency Means: QuickTake

The World Health Organization’s Emergency Committee meets Thursday to once again consider whether to declare the coronavirus that emerged from Wuhan, China, as a “public health emergency of international concern.” The declaration is often referred to by its initials — PHEIC, pronounced “fake” — but it gives the WHO real capabilities to affect the course of an epidemic. While governments and companies around the globe are already scrambling to contain the illness, the move by the global health