CNN coronavirus town hall to feature science author David Quammen, ‘Empire’ actress Taraji Henson

Greg Nash

CNN announced that “Empire” actress Taraji Henson and science writer David Quammen, author of “Spillover,” will be among guests for its weekly coronavirus town hall scheduled for Thursday night.

The virtual event, hosted by “AC360” anchor Anderson Cooper and chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, “will include famed science author of ‘Spillover’ David Quammen, and World Health Organization technical lead for COVID-19 Maria van Kerkhove,” the network announced.

“Actress and founder of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation, Taraji P Henson, will talk about the mental health issues in the African-American community,” it added.

The “Coronavirus Facts and Fears” series has featured a wide range of guests, including former Vice President Al Gore, filmmaker Spike Lee and teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg.

Last week’s town hall also included a pre-recorded message from first lady Melania Trump.

The event comes as the U.S. death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 100,000 this week.

Thursday night’s broadcast marks the 13th airing of the CNN coronavirus town hall, the network said.

Tags Al Gore Anderson Cooper Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation CNN CNN CNN town hall Coronavirus COVID-19 David Quammen Greta Thunberg Melania Trump Sanjay Gupta Spike Lee

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