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Wuhan Diary #13: The Seventeenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — February 8, 2020

February 8 – Seventeenth Day of the Wuhan City Closure Today is Lantern Festival. Today marks the end of the Lunar New Year. I’ve never bought flash-frozen tangyuan dumplings before. Its hard to get anything fresh now. Normally we would … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #4: Eighth Day of the Wuhan City Closure — January 30, 2020

Eighth Day of the Wuhan City Closure I got some more bad news. Another friend was diagnosed and has already gone to the hospital. The news came through some mutual friends, so I don’t know yet whether the diagnosis has … Continue reading

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Epidemic in Wuhan: Mama Passed Away in a Wuhan Hospital Isolation Room

This account by a Wuhan woman Qingqing (as told to Li Yuamu) who suddenly lost her mother after surgery when the coronavirus epidemic suddenly erupted with no prior mention in the local press is very popular on Chinese social media … Continue reading

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Wuhan Diary #2 The Sixth Day — January 28, 2020

28/01/2020  The 6th day of Wuhan quarantine. This is the sixth day I have stayed home and my body starts to feel “rusty”. I am coming up ways to exercise, hula hoops, jumping ropes, sit-ups, etc. I have been trying … Continue reading

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The Law and Wuhan Mayor Zhou’s Excuse: I Followed the Rules, Blame Higher-Ups, Not me — the Law the PRC on the Prevention and Control of Infectious Diseases

Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang says that he was not able to release information about the epidemic to the public any earlier because of the provisions of the Law of the People’s Republic of China on the Prevention and Treatment of … Continue reading

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Wuhan Mayor Zhou: Reporting Delays Caused by Center, I Acted Fast Once I Got Authorization

The performance of Wuhan Mayor Zhou Xianwang during the 2020 Wuhan coronavirus epidemic is controversial. Some online reports claim that he is on the way out because of mismanagement of the early stages of the epidemic. Hypothesis: Willing Perpetrator or … Continue reading

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PRC Party Political and Legal Affairs Commission Calls for Pneumonia Epidemic Information Openness, Condemns Cover-ups; January 1st Police Caught Eight Docs Spreading (True) “False Rumors”

Found the Chinese text of a dramatic call for pneumonia epidemic openness from the media account named 中央政法委长安剑  “Zhang Anjian” of the Central Committee’s Political and Legal Affairs Commission   . I looked for it after reading William Zheng’s South China Morning Post … Continue reading

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2005: West China’s Pig to Human Streptococcus Epidemic: Fact & Fiction

Introduction Delays in communicating emergency information to the public has been a persistent problem in China.  It was addressed by national legislation to encourage openness and some progress has been made especially on human-human epidemics. The lesson had to be … Continue reading

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Henan 1995: Wang Shuping Warns of Coming Blood Plasma Collection Station Spread HIV Epidemic Among Blood Sellers

Henan physician Dr. Wang Shuping, the author of the December 1995 report translated below, reviewed this translation and offered several explanatory notes which are included in brackets below. Wang Shuping is now a research worker at the University of Utah … Continue reading

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1993 Zhoukou, Henan: The Eruption and Sudden Surge of Paid Blood Donations

The HIV/AIDS epidemic that arose in Henan Province, China and other from dangerous blood banking practices and spread HIV/AIDS to at least many tens of thousands of people began with for profit blood sales by tens of thousand of poor … Continue reading

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