CNN has chosen Swedish far-left teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg to be one of four panel experts featured Thursday evening in a town hall titled "Coronavirus: Facts and Fears."
Thunberg will join former acting Centers for Disease Control and Prevention director Richard Besser and former Department of Health and Human Services secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the panel, both of whom served in the Obama administration.
The program, which airs at 8:00 p.m. ET, will be hosted by Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
The addition of Thunberg on a panel about a virus elicited a widespread incredulous response from social media users. A sampling of some of the most-shared reactions:
It was not immediately clear why CNN chose Thunberg to be on the panel.