New York Times health correspondent outlines why Chinese measures against coronavirus spread worked – and how different they are from US (and UK) approach
An interview with New York Times (NYT) health correspondent Donald McNeil has rightly gone viral, in which the New York Times (NYT) health correspondent gives detail about exactly how the Chinese government’s fight against the deadly COVID-19 coronavirus is organised, why it works – and how far it is from the ‘fiasco’ of the approach taken by the US government.
An approach that is almost as reckless as Boris Johnson’s ‘herd immunity’ plan:
McNeil also warns that what the media are calling ‘mild’ symptoms vary from almost none – to ‘walking pneumonia’.
This video is a must-watch for everyone concerned about the coronavirus epidemic that killed ten people in the UK in the last 24 hours, doubling the country’s death toll overnight.
And it is a must-watch for Boris Johnson: if he ignores this, he is doubly culpable for the deaths – hundreds of thousands or even millions – in this country that will follow.
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