The China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s early warning system failed to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Simon Song

Coronavirus: Why did China’s multimillion-dollar early warning system fail?

  • In March 2019 the Chinese infectious diseases watchdog said a Sars-like epidemic would not happen again
  • Did this new disease spread so quickly because health experts who visited Wuhan, where it first emerged, hid the truth?
Topic |   Coronavirus outbreak
The China Centre for Disease Control and Prevention’s early warning system failed to prevent the new coronavirus outbreak. Photo: Simon Song
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