China’s Military Now Leading COVID-19 Response

February 13, 2020

Maj. Gen. Chen Wei, China’s top biochemical weapon defense expert, is now in Wuhan to lead efforts to control the spread of the pneumonia-like disease. Also, two scientists at Wuhan BSL-4 lab created dangerous coronavirus at U. of North Carolina in 2015.

Coronavirus Could Infect Five Billion People

February 12, 2020

Prof. Gabriel Leung, chair of public health medicine at Hong Kong University, said Monday that COVID-19 could infect two-thirds of the world’s population if it can’t be controlled.

Coronavirus and Conspiracy

February 10, 2020

It’s clear that China isn’t being fully honest about the coronavirus outbreak. What we don’t know is how bad it really is.

SciFriday: The Coronavirus Black Swan

February 8, 2020

The official number of cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus in China don’t add up. We discuss the parallels between this outbreak and the Spanish flu of 1918, and we explain why the impact of this goes way beyond public health.

China Hiding Coronavirus Numbers

February 6, 2020

The Chinese website Tencent may have briefly displayed the true number of Wuhan coronavirus patients Saturday—a number about ten times higher than the official figure. And the number of dead was more than 24,000, compared to the then-official total of 304.

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