As I read through premodern histories that record the effects of epidemics much worse than our present crisis, I am struck by how our ancestors seemed to take them all in stride.
The major problem here is not so much the WHO as it is the masses of local health officials who take their guidance from the soothing ‘evidence-based’ proclamations of the organization.
Although it is genuinely awful, when measured against the plague that beset Athens in the early years of the Peloponnesian War, Covid-19 simply does not rate.
We treasure our civil liberties and aren’t going to sign up to permit the government to track our movements, but we can learn from the principles applied by Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau.
Mounting evidence suggests that if you don’t smoke or aren’t 70 or older or have underlying health conditions, you’ll be fine—although you can spread it to other, more vulnerable people.
This isn’t time for panic or excess worry, but calm awareness and preparedness. Stay tuned and, if necessary, be willing to make some changes to help slow the outbreak.
Freedom of expression and a free press are essential to everyone’s health and safety. That’s the most valuable lesson we should take away from the coronavirus epidemic.
Since Xi Jinping came to power in 2013, China has expelled or effectively expelled nine foreign journalists as part of the government’s effort to control the narrative of China.
For any of us living in the free world, it is difficult to imagine what life in a locked-down city is like, so here are some unfiltered and uncensored voices directly from Wuhan.
WHO hasn’t said anything about the Chinese government’s deliberate cover-up of the early coronavirus pandemic. Instead, it went out of its way to preserve Beijing’s ego.
The Wuhan flu outbreak may be more determinative than tariffs in causing many companies to revisit decoupling their China-centric supply chains.
It is heartbreaking to see the millions of Wuhanese who are being cut off from the outside world as the result of the Chinese government’s unprecedented lockdown procedure.
If the coronavirus keeps spreading, the implications for international security and the global economy could be staggering — and not only in terms of public health.
In ‘Shall We Wake The President?’ Bush White House veteran and health policy expert Tevi Troy dishes out indispensable advice for how presidents—and your family—can survive both man-made and natural disasters.
Contrary to President Obama’s recent claim, riding the bus in West African countries afflicted with Ebola could be lethal.
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