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With expertise in both genetic science and traditional Chinese medicine, Dr. Mai Wang has set her sites on helping find a solution to the coronavirus crisis facing the world today.

The former Honolulu resident, now living in Hong Kong, was interviewed Monday, March 16, 2020, by Keli’i Akina of the Grassroot Institute on his “Hawaii Together” program, featured bi-weekly on the ThinkTech Hawaii network.

Speaking to Akina from Hong Kong, the CEO of Rivermap Research & Consulting explained what the coronavirus is, what her research has discovered and how traditional Chinese medicine might be helpful as a response. 

Asked whether people in Hong Kong, which has a population of about 7.4 million, have been panicking about the coronavirus, Wang began her answer by noting that there have been “155 confirmed cases and four died so far,” according to records kept since January.

“I think this is an OK number compared to many places in the world now, so the situation seems to be under control,” she said. “There was panic in the beginning, but now I think it’s a little better because people see that the numbers are not growing too fast.”