China defends virus response
BEIJING (AP) — Senior Chinese officials, releasing a lengthy report on the nation's response to the coronavirus pandemic, defended their government's actions and said that China provided information in a timely and transparent manner. National Health Commission Chairman Ma Xiaowei said Sunday that a recent news media report that the Chinese government didn't initially share the genome sequence for the virus “seriously goes against the facts.” An...Associated Press News
5th Wuhan doctor dies of virus
A fifth doctor from Wuhan Central Hospital, where late Covid-19 whistle-blower doctor Li Wenliang worked, has died from the disease. Hu Weifeng, a 42-year-old urologist, died on Tuesday morning after contracting the coronavirus four months ago, state news agency Xinhua reported. Hu is survived by his wife and two sons. Four other doctors from the hospital in Wuhan " the city where the deadly illness was first reported in December " have died...South China Morning Post News
US to honour whistle-blower?
The widow of Li Wenliang, the doctor punished for warning colleagues about the Covid-19 outbreak in Wuhan, has criticised a proposal by US politicians to name a street in front of the Chinese embassy in Washington after her late husband. Fu Xuejie wrote on social media she did not want to see people sensationalising her husband's case. Li, 34, was reprimanded by police for warning his colleagues about the then-unknown respiratory disease, which...South China Morning Post News
China’s top virus expert ‘shocked’ by US coronavirus death toll
A top respiratory disease expert in China has attributed the heavy fatalities in the United States from Covid-19 to a failure by policymakers to heed the advice of scientists. Zhong Nanshan, a prominent scientist who has helped lead China's response to the coronavirus pandemic, said the US performed admirably during the Sars epidemic 17 years ago but it was "completely different" now. "You can say that (the US) carried out very extensive...Inkstone News