Zhang Wenhong

Head, Center for Infectious Disease, Huashan Hospital

Professor Zhang is the head of the Center for Infectious Disease at Huashan Hospital of Fudan University, China. He graduated from Shanghai Medical University and did his post-doctoral training in Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, which is affiliated to Harvard Medical School. Currently, he is the chair of the Society of Infectious Diseases of China Medical Association in Shanghai, and also the chair of the Association of Infectious Diseases Doctors of Shanghai. His research work focuses on the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, bacterial infections and other infectious diseases. He has also authored/co-authored over 130 international papers.

Funeral pyres burn at a crematorium in New Delhi, India 23 April 2021. (Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg)

China's top infectious diseases expert: India faces even bigger Covid-19 outbreak ahead

Zhang Wenhong, China's top infectious disease expert who was dubbed by the New York Times as China's Dr Fauci, gives his opinion on the Covid-19 pandemic crisis in India, which is seeing more than 300,000 infections daily. With a large domestic population and a low vaccination rate, what will it take for the country to survive the current crisis?