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Experts Commend China, Hong Kong, WHO For Response To Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, Call For Universal Coronavirus Vaccine Development In Opinion Piece

Foreign Policy: China Deserves Some Credit for Its Handling of the Wuhan Pneumonia Daniel Lucey of Georgetown University Medical Center and Annie Sparrow, assistant professor of population health science and policy at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai “…Within weeks of detection of the initial outbreak in December in…

Afghanistan, Pakistan See Increase In Reported Polio Cases In 2019; Vaccination Efforts Hindered By Militant Threats, Misinformation

VOA: Polio Remains Threat in Militant-hit Areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan “Afghanistan and Pakistan witnessed a spike in reported polio cases last year, further highlighting what local officials call an imminent threat to the border region between the two countries caused by militant threats and misinformation. … According to the…

News Outlets Report On China’s Handling Of Coronavirus Outbreak, Political Impacts

Financial Times: Coronavirus: the cost of China’s public health cover-up (Kynge et al., 2/5). New York Times: China Clamps Down on Coronavirus Coverage as Cases Surge (Zhong et al., 2/5). Reuters: China troubled at U.K. PM Johnson’s silence over coronavirus: BBC (Faulconbridge, 2/6). Reuters: China may delay annual meeting of…

China Changes Coronavirus Case Diagnosis Criteria In Hubei Province

AP: China reports spike in virus cases with new way of counting “China on Thursday reported a sharp spike in deaths and infections from a new virus after the hardest-hit province of Hubei applied a new classification system that broadens the scope of diagnoses for the outbreak, which has spread…