Students wearing masks of Chinese President Xi Jinping at a school in Chennai, India, October 2019 
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We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces regarding the coronavirus pandemic. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with deep specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion; their answers are below: