Fighting Against The Epidemic
Considering the relentless efforts of the Chinese Government and medical workers, along with WHO and other members of the global community, the possibility of overcoming this epidemic in the near future is still high.
Just as the WHO said, “the main reason for this declaration is not because what is happening in China, but because of what is happening in other countries.”
Though small pockets of racism and discrimination are growing on the fringes of society, many more people around the world are condemning such behaviour and standing in solidarity with the people of China in their battle against coronavirus.
In 2009, did UK subjects in America get a notice from their kingdom to leave America? No. Did the world suggest we isolate from America? Close the U.S. borders!? No.
It is vital that accurate and practical information and guidance is provided as soon as a public health issue emerges, to educate people in how to calmly and safely respond. It is times like this that we need to listen to experts rather than gossip and take measures based on evidence rather than fear.
In the interest of “facts not fear”, China Focus has scoured social media accounts and reports to find some of the most dubious claims currently parading as facts, in an effort to debunk untruths surrounding the coronavirus.
It can be preliminarily predicted that the novel coronavirus is likely to hit China’s economy heavily in the first quarter but moderately for the whole year.