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China Health Expert Defends Delay in Confirming Covid’s Threat – BloombergQuint

China Health Expert Defends Delay in Confirming Covid’s Threat

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(Bloomberg) — One of Chinas top scientists defended the countrys delays in raising a global alarm in the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, saying officials were initially unsure whether the pathogen was infectious among humans because close contacts of the first patients didnt appear to fall sick.
In the first days of 2020, after the mysterious pneumonia cluster emerged in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, Chinese experts quarantined 700 close contacts of the first patients — including…

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