The delayed project could potentially identify future public health threats like the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua The delayed project could potentially identify future public health threats like the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
The delayed project could potentially identify future public health threats like the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese survey and database on important new viruses ‘delayed by red tape’

  • Project was approved last year but interrupted by coronavirus pandemic, and now it’s in limbo waiting for final authorisation, researcher says
  • Scientists plan to investigate viral pathogens carried by wild animals such as bats, rats, birds and insect vectors like ticks and mosquitoes across China

Topic |   China science
The delayed project could potentially identify future public health threats like the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua The delayed project could potentially identify future public health threats like the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
The delayed project could potentially identify future public health threats like the new coronavirus. Photo: Xinhua
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