When this Wuhan doctor warned us in December about the coronavirus threat, Chinese authorities censored and reprimanded him, with disastrous results. The virus killed him. Now, in an act of shameless revisionist history, Beijing honors him as a "martyr."
The top official in Wuhan,the epicentre of the coronavirus epidemic in China, warned residents to strengthen self-protection measures and avoid going out as Beijing preaches vigilance to avoid a resurgence of infections.
The coronavirus lockdown is lifting but people in Wuhan aren't sure if they can trust Beijing's claims that the danger has passed.
But Mr. Pompeo, who is one of Beijing’s sharpest critics within the Trump administration, pointedly did not describe the pandemic as the “Wuhan virus” as he has previously done. Instead he called it the “COVID-19 challenge.” 4/
Wuhan will follow Beijing's SARS treatment model to build a special hospital planned to accommodate 1,000 beds. It will be put into use by Feb. 3
Maybe a small part of you wondered, like I did, whether the disastrous attempt to conceal the outbreak of a novel coronavirus in Wuhan would make Beijing realize that transparency makes us all safer. Big nope. Today's news is another reminder that Beijing is doubling down.
Construction of the special hospital with a capacity of 1,000 beds for patients with #nCoV2019 has begun in Wuhan, according to the model of the hospital built in seven days in Beijing to deal with #SARS in 2003. The construction is scheduled to be completed by February 3.