A medical worker collects a sample for nucleic acid Covid-19 testing in Shufu county, Kashgar Prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on October 26. Rapid, widespread testing of residents has been one of the building blocks of China’s successful approach to containing the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua A medical worker collects a sample for nucleic acid Covid-19 testing in Shufu county, Kashgar Prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on October 26. Rapid, widespread testing of residents has been one of the building blocks of China’s successful approach to containing the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
A medical worker collects a sample for nucleic acid Covid-19 testing in Shufu county, Kashgar Prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on October 26. Rapid, widespread testing of residents has been one of the building blocks of China’s successful approach to containing the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
Daniel Wagner
Opinion

Opinion

Daniel Wagner

Coronavirus response: US flails while China goes from strength to strength

  • The absence of consistency and common sense from the US stands in sharp contrast to the experience of other countries
  • China’s success, through rapid response, mass testing, surveillance and use of big data, provides a blueprint for disaster management

A medical worker collects a sample for nucleic acid Covid-19 testing in Shufu county, Kashgar Prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on October 26. Rapid, widespread testing of residents has been one of the building blocks of China’s successful approach to containing the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua A medical worker collects a sample for nucleic acid Covid-19 testing in Shufu county, Kashgar Prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on October 26. Rapid, widespread testing of residents has been one of the building blocks of China’s successful approach to containing the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
A medical worker collects a sample for nucleic acid Covid-19 testing in Shufu county, Kashgar Prefecture, in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region on October 26. Rapid, widespread testing of residents has been one of the building blocks of China’s successful approach to containing the pandemic. Photo: Xinhua
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