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Time to double down — not let up, WHO chief scientist warns as Covid cases rise

The world needs to ramp up efforts to combat Covid-19 — and countries must not let their guard down, the World Health Organization’s chief scientist warned Monday as coronavirus cases around the world surge. “We’re at a very risky period,” said Dr. Soumya Swaminathan of the World Health Organization. “We need to double down, this is… Read More »

Concerns rise that the system for diagnosing epidemics is failing

Bloomberg—How big is the coronavirus outbreak? A lot bigger than we were initially told, it turns out. On Thursday, confirmed cases of Covid-19 in China’s Hubei Province—the epidemic’s epicenter—jumped by almost 15,000. It’s not that there was a sudden wave of new infections. Rather, the increase reflects a change in how China counts patients; it… Read More »

China scrambles to curb rise in imported coronavirus cases, Wuhan eases lockdown

BEIJING (Reuters) – China reported 46 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, while the city of Wuhan, the pandemic’s ground zero, announced it would be loosening a two-month lockdown by gradually resuming public transportation and allowing healthy people to resume work. It was the fourth day in a row with an increase in Chinese cases, all… Read More »