How can China improve its epidemic control and prevention?
Earlier CGTN spoke via Skype with Chen Xi, an assistant professor of Health Policy and Economics at the Yale School of Public Health. We asked him what measures should be carried out in response to President Xi's article on preventing and controlling epidemics.
Experts Worry Quarantine Procedures May Actually Increase Infection Risk on Cruise Ship Docked in Japan with COVID-19
As the number of confirmed COVID-19 coronavirus cases continues to increase on a quarantined cruise ship in Japan, public health experts are worried about the more than 3,400 passengers and crew members still on board the ship in what they say is an unprecedented situation.
Difficulties in Fighting Against the Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia
New research based on more than 1000 coronavirus patients in China found that the incubation period for the novel coronavirus pneumonia can be as long as 24 days —10 days longer than what experts previously thought, and less than half of the patients showed fever symptoms when they first saw doctors.
In Coronavirus, China Weighs Benefits of Buffalo Horn and Other Remedies
As it races to treat patients infected with the new coronavirus, the Chinese government is seeing potential in a cocktail of antiviral drugs. It is also recommending the Peaceful Palace Bovine Pill, a traditional Chinese medicine made with the gallstone of cattle, buffalo horn, jasmine and pearl.
Public Health Emergency of International Concern
Yes, this virus outbreak has very much caught us off guard and it has spread very quickly and it’s very contagious, and the origin of this virus is still unknown. It looks like the death rate is lower than SARS but more people are impacted at a much faster speed.
‘What if We All Get Sick?’: Coronavirus Strains China’s Health System
After suffering from a fever and breathing problems for more than 15 days, Xiao Shibing, a 51-year-old resident of Wuhan, China, finally sought help at a hospital. Despite the symptoms, he was not tested for the new coronavirus — a lapse suggesting that there may be far more cases of the virus than are being officially reported.
Rising Virus Numbers Reflect Infections From Weeks Ago, Yale's Ko Says
Dr. Albert Ko, Yale School of Public Health professor of epidemiology, discusses the efforts to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus outbreak. He speaks with Bloomberg's Romaine Bostick, Sonali Basask and Scarlet Fu on "Bloomberg Markets: What'd You Miss?" (Source: Bloomberg)
Quick burials and lack of tests raise fears coronavirus outbreak is much bigger than China admits
The corpse of Chen Min was wrapped in a yellow body bag with tape when it was delivered to the funeral home by workers in hazmat suits. The staff disinfected the van they travelled in and disposed of protective gear.
Rapid Data Sharing and Genomics Vital to China Virus Response
Virus genomics is playing a critical role in combating an emerging respiratory virus in China that has international health officials on alert. Yale School of Public Health scientist and genomics expert Nathan Grubaugh explains what's happening.