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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…

U.S., China Clash Over Taiwan’s Lack Of Recognition At WHO

Reuters: U.S. clashes with China over Taiwan’s place at the WHO table “The United States and China clashed on Thursday over the issue of Taiwan’s exclusion from World Health Organization (WHO) meetings, where it is represented by China, with Beijing accusing Washington of political ‘hype-up.’ Earlier on Thursday, Taiwan accused…

U.S. Travel Bans, Quarantines Will Not Prevent Coronavirus Spread, Disease Outbreak, Response Experts Testify In Congressional Hearing

Bloomberg Law: Travel Ban Won’t Help Contain Coronavirus, House Panel Told “The Trump administration’s travel ban isn’t the answer to combating the spreading coronavirus outbreak, the former U.S. Ebola response coordinator told a House panel. ‘We don’t have a travel ban. We have a travel band-aid right now,’ Ron Klain,…

Gates Foundation Pledges $100M To Assist In Coronavirus Response

Business Insider: The Gates Foundation is spending $100 million to fight the coronavirus outbreak. Bill Gates has warned about a pandemic for years. “As the novel coronavirus continues to spread around the world, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it is contributing $100 million toward the…

WHO Appeals For $675M To Bolster International Response To Novel Coronavirus

U.N. News: $675 million appeal to stop coronavirus in its tracks, as deaths rise “The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) appealed on Wednesday for $675 million to boost international measures to counter the new coronavirus epidemic, as deaths from the outbreak [surpassed] 500. … Noting the concern generated…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Novel Coronavirus Outbreak, Global Response

Wall Street Journal: China’s Taiwan Quarantine Editorial Board “…[A]mid this public health emergency, China is playing power politics at the world’s peril in its treatment of Taiwan. … The WHO has held two emergency meetings since the coronavirus outbreak. Taiwan wasn’t permitted to attend, despite its proximity to China and…