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China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19

A cinema in Wuhan is disinfected as the area moved to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic on July 20, 2020. Getty Images China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19. Up to 200,000 samples spanning 2019 are kept in the Wuhan Blood Center, CNN reported. Wuhan is thought to have been the location of the first COVID-19 infections in humans. China is preparing to test thousands of blood samples in Wuhan to uncover the origins of COVID-19, C...
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Disappointing Chinese Vaccine Results Pose Setback for Developing World

Scientists in Brazil have downgraded the efficacy of a Chinese coronavirus vaccine that they hailed as a major triumph last week, diminishing hopes for a shot that could be quickly produced and easily distributed to help the developing world. From a report: Officials at the Butantan Institute in Sao Paulo said on Tuesday that a trial conducted in Brazil showed that the CoronaVac vaccine, manufactured by the Beijing-based company Sinovac, had an efficacy rate just over 50 percent. That rate, slig...
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Leaked documents reveal China severely underreported coronavirus cases as the pandemic spread

Chinese President Xi Jinping. Noel Celis - Pool/Getty Images Leaked documents reveal that China significantly underreported the number of coronavirus cases in the early stages of the pandemic. Health data from Chinese health authorities leaked to CNN shows that officials in the Hubei province, where the virus is believed to have originated, failed to report thousands of new daily cases. On February 10 — when China reported 2,478 new cases — officials privately recorded 5,918 new cases, mor...
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In This Coronavirus Wave, China Tries Something New: Restraint

At an apartment complex in southern Beijing that is under lockdown, residents could not leave their homes in a gated cluster of low-rise brick buildings. Uniformed security guards and medical workers in protective gear watched the gate.Around the corner in the Baizhifang neighborhood lay a different world. Shops were open. A supermarket was doing a brisk business. Residents came and went and seemed unfazed by a new coronavirus outbreak."It should not be as serious as last time," said Johnny Zhao...
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When national interests clash with free trade principles: Tom Campbell

Should the United States conduct an inventory of essential goods like petroleum, food and pharmaceuticals, and invest in building up capacity if not outright reserves in each? If we don’t, we remain dependent upon foreign sources for our standard of living, and, in some cases, actual survival. To take this step would run contrary to over 200 years of accepted economic doctrine that countries should rely on free trade between each other. In 1817, the British economist David Ricardo published his ...
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Trump Slammed the WHO Over Coronavirus. He's Not Alone.

President Donald Trump unleashed a tirade against the World Health Organization on Tuesday, accusing it of acting too slowly to sound the alarm about the coronavirus. It was not the first time in this pandemic that the global health body has faced such criticism.Government officials, health experts and analysts have in recent weeks raised concerns about how the organization has responded to the outbreak.In Japan, Taro Aso, the deputy prime minister and finance minister, recently noted that some ...
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While Hong Kong Waits in Line, Singapore Distributes 5 Million Masks

(Bloomberg) -- With no sign the coronavirus outbreak will be under control any time soon, surgical masks -- the three-ply, pleated rectangles that typically sell for a few cents each -- have become a political flash point across Asia.In Singapore, where an election is expected soon, the government touted its move to deploy some 1,500 servicemen to help distribute 5 million masks, accompanied by a bilingual, cross-platform public health campaign.By contrast, Hong Kong politicians from all corners...
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Chinese Government Authorities Criticized For Stifling Early Response To Coronavirus

A coronavirus has now infected over 14,380 people worldwide and killed at least 304 people in China, reports the New York Times. But they also note that when the first symptoms appeared in December, Chinese authorities "silenced doctors and others for raising red flags." They played down the dangers to the public, leaving the city's 11 million residents unaware they should protect themselves. They closed a food market where the virus was believed to have started, but didn't broadly curb the wild...
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Viral Outbreaks Are Here to Stay. This is How Humans Will Fight Back

The year of the rat is off to an ominous start. “We just stay home and don’t go out,” says Mr. Dong. The 33-year-old researcher, who provided only one name, has no other options. He, his wife and their 3-month-old daughter live in Wuhan, the epicenter of an unfolding global health crisis. They’re treating the forced time at home as a holiday, though he says, “this is different than any of them before.” Families like his huddle in their homes, fearful that if they venture out, they will get ...
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The West Blames the Wuhan Coronavirus on China’s Love of Eating Wild Animals. The Truth Is More Complex

It was no secret to anyone in Wuhan that Huanan Seafood Market sold a lot more than its name suggested. While one side of the low-slung warren of stalls did primarily stock fish and shellfish, the other offered a cornucopia of spices, sundries and, if you knew where to look, beavers, porcupines and snakes. “It was well-known for selling lots of weird, live animals,” says James, an English teacher who for five years lived a few hundred feet from the market, and who asks TIME to only use one ...
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The Wuhan Pneumonia Crisis Highlights the Danger in China’s Opaque Way of Doing Things

Back in the fall of 2017, during the 19th National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party, President Xi Jinping took the podium at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People to claim that one-party autocracy offered an option for “countries that want to speed up their development while preserving their independence.” In the years since, China’s belief in its system of governance has only grown. The impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, turmoil in the U.K. over Brexit, and yellow vest protest...
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Examining the coronavirus’ economic costs

In recent weeks, the outbreak of the coronavirus has commanded the world’s attention, presenting a new and pressing threat to global public health. Experts across fields are scrambling to minimize the impact of the respiratory disease known as COVID-19 on individuals, medical systems and the global economy. “What you see is that big parts of the Chinese economy have shut down,” said Chang-Tai Hsieh, the Phyllis and Irwin Winkelreid Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago Booth School...
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