US tendency to politicize public health emergencies a hinderance

Photo: ICSince the US government declared the novel coronavirus a public health emergency on January 31, entry of foreign nationals who have traveled to China in the last two weeks has been suspended, visa issuance in China and flights to and from China have also been stopped, all of which is in contrast to WHO’s recommendation against “measures that unnecessarily interfere with international trade or travel.”In the meantime, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued its “Update and Interim Guidance on Outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus,” developed kits to detect the v…

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