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COVID 19: THE US CHINA BLAME GAME AND THE FAILURE OF THE WEST

Before taking up this issue, one has to recognize the extraordinary success of China in dealing at home with the Covid-19 pandemic.

At the close of 2019 and in the early days of 2020, Chinese doctors alerted the world the pandemic was on its way. On December 31, the WHO’s Country Office in China picked up a media statement by the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission warning of cases of “viral pneumonia”. Three days later, on January 2, 2020, the WHO informed all the partners of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN) about that cluster. These include major public health agencies, laboratories, sister UN agencies, international organizations and NGOs. The virus was rapidly identified, sequenced and all information shared worldwide to scientists and potential vaccine developers. Read More

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