Masked Xi Jinping Visits Wuhan, Coronavirus Ground Zero, And Vows China Will “Win War”

In a remarkable, eerie press tele-conference, Chinese Communist Party Secretary General Xi Jinping praised frontline health workers and vowed that China would win the war on the coronavirus pandemic that originated in Wuhan, China. The Guardian reports: China’s leader, Xi Jinping, has visited Wuhan for the first time since the coronavirus outbreak began, a signal […]

Top Wuhan Coronavirus Doc: High Blood Pressure Is Major Death Risk

Underscoring the danger of high blood pressure (hypertension), a top doctor from Wuhan and his colleagues are warning that the chronic condition places people at a higher risk of death. Bloomberg reports: Patients with hypertension appear to be at a higher risk of dying from the coronavirus, said a top Chinese intensive care doctor who’s […]

Woman infects 5 family members; China’s researchers warn patients can transmit coronavirus without showing symptoms

More worrying news coming from China. Business Insider reports the following: Chinese researchers have confirmed a case of asymptomatic transmission of the new coronavirus: A 20-year-old woman from Wuhan passed it to five of her family members but never got physically sick herself. The case study is the first concrete evidence that a person showing no […]

China Rounding Up Suspected Coronavirus Infected

NYMag: Chinese Gov’t Rounds Up More Citizens Who Have Coronavirus

The New York Times reports that, according to China’s state-run broadcaster, the country is planning a further “mass roundup” of anyone who has exhibited symptoms of the coronavirus that continues to wreak havoc in the country. Previously, such operations were limited to Wuhan, the city at the center of the outbreak. The paper describes how that worked: Confirmed patients […]

China's Intellectuals Raise Five Coronavirus Demands

Chinese Intellectuals Raise Their “Five Demands” Over Coronavirus

Citizen News, a social diversity advocate news outlet based in Hong Kong, published an open letter signed by leading Chinese intellectuals with five demands: The Designation of February 6 as National Freedom of Speech Day (Dr. Li Wenliang Day). Starting now, fully implement the Chinese people’s right to freedom of speech granted by Article 35 […]