Public Health

Opinion | My Relatives in Wuhan Survived. My Uncle in New York Did Not. – By Yi Rao – The New York Times

By Yi Rao Dr. Rao is a molecular neurobiologist in China. July 22, 2020 Credit…Taechit Taechamanodom/Moment, via Getty Images “BEIJING — Eight is thought to be a lucky number in China because in Chinese it sounds like the word for “fortune”; 444 is a bad number because it rings like “death”; 520 sounds like “I love …

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Vietnam just sent 450,000 protective suits to U.S. health workers. – George Black

George Black Vietnam continues to astound me. They just sent 450,000 protective suits to U.S. health workers. That’s on top of supplies they’ve sent to many other countries, including China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. They’ve done nationwide social distancing, systematic contact tracing, and two and a half months after their first case …

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Opinion | On the Coronavirus, God and the Chinese Communist Party – By Yangyang Cheng – The New York Times

By Yangyang Cheng Ms. Cheng is a particle physicist. April 3, 2020 Credit…Illustrations by Angie Wang “CHICAGO — My mother believes that God and the Chinese Communist Party will defeat the novel coronavirus. “Pray for Wuhan. Pray for China,” she urges me, referring to the capital of Hubei Province, where the outbreak started. It is early …

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Opinion | How South Korea Solved Its Face Mask Shortage – By E. Tammy Kim – The New York Times

By E. Tammy Kim The coronavirus erupted in South Korea in late January, six months into Yoo Yoon-sook’s new job. She had just moved from Seoul, where she spent three decades working in the same pharmacy, to open the Hankyeol (“Steadfast”) Pharmacy in the city of Incheon, near the international airport. Ms. Yoo hadn’t really gotten …

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Opinion |  After the Lockdown, Fear and Chaos in India- By Pragya Tiwari – The New York Times

By Pragya Tiwari Ms. Tiwari is a writer based in New Delhi. March 25, 2020 A deserted market in New Delhi.Credit…Yawar Nazir/Getty Images “NEW DELHI — On Tuesday evening, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, ordered a strict nationwide lockdown for the next 21 days to battle the spread of the coronavirus. The busy marketplace in my upscale …

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Opinion | ‘I Cannot Remain Silent’ – By Nicholas Kristof – The New York Times

By Nicholas Kristof Opinion Columnist Feb. 15, 2020 579 When Dr. Li Wenliang warned about the coronavirus outbreak, he was attacked as a rumormonger. He died from the disease.Credit…Anthony Kwan/Getty Images 阅读简体中文版閱讀繁體中文版 “China’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak has imperiled itself and the world because it is a land of 21st-century science and 19th-century politics. Scholars …

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As New Coronavirus Spread, China’s Old Habits Delayed Fight – By Chris Buckley and Steven Lee Myers – The New York Times

By Chris Buckley and Steven Lee Myers Published Feb. 1, 2020Updated Feb. 2, 2020, 4:49 a.m. ET     “WUHAN, China — A mysterious illness had stricken seven patients at a hospital, and a doctor tried to warn his medical school classmates. “Quarantined in the emergency department,” the doctor, Li Wenliang, wrote in an online …

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Ministry cracks down on antibiotics use in aquaculture – Society – Vietnam News

“…….Several companies said they only used antimicrobial material in food for sea animals, although in reality they sold them to veterinary units, which would eventually sell them to marine animal farms, Dũng said. During a product examination, a company purchasing shrimps in southern Cà Mau Province found antibiotic residue in up to 15 per cent …

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