Let’s Talk: Social anthropologist Frédéric Keck on the coronavirus

Frédéric Keck is director of research at France’s National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and director of the Social Anthropology Laboratory. With funding from the AXA Research Fund, Keck also leads a team conducting the first study comparing social factors in different cultures and contexts that influence animal-human disease transmission. In this study, the team is exploring the frontiers between species: rather than an impermeable barrier, this is a zone where people interact with animals.

AXA XL's Fast Fast Forward recently talked with Dr. Keck about the current coronavirus outbreak. This interview was conducted in late February as new outbreaks were being reported in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

Topics covered include:
• What are the similarities and differences between this and previous outbreaks?
• How should companies and individuals respond to this event?
• Are there any other aspects of this current outbreak people should be aware of?