As of mid-March, 2020, COVID-19, the illness caused by a new type of coronavirus first found in the city of Wuhan, China, has infected over 80,000 people with over 3,000 deaths. The Chinese government has been widely criticized for attempts to cover up the outbreak and downplay its severity in the early days. As a result, containment of the coronavirus failed and the exponential spread of the virus overwhelmed China’s health care system. The government was forced into a rare public confrontation with its mistakes and swiftly implemented drastic lockdown measures, which have proven effective. But the question remains: when and what did China cover up, and how could this have gone differently?
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Chen Rui and Xu Bingqing are reporters for YiMagazine, a leading financial news platform in China.
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3 years agoMore interesting to know: what is China and other countries doing about this questionable animal markets where the virus originated from? It's only a questions of time until another form of the virus will break out.
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