Tag Archives: China

Infections from coronavirus exceed 20K as China vows new measures to prevent spread

The number of reported people infected with coronavirus surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday, prompting President Xi Jinping to announce a “people’s war of prevention of the epidemic” while addressing China’s elite Politburo. Xi said on Monday that China must race against time to limit the spread of the virus and said those who neglect their duties will be punished, according to state broadcaster… Read More »

China opens virus hospital, market plunges as toll grows

BEIJING — China opened a new hospital built in 10 days, infused cash into its tumbling financial markets and further restricted people’s movement in sweeping new steps Monday to contain a rapidly spreading virus and its escalating impact. Japanese officials, meanwhile, were deciding whether to quarantine more than 3,000 people on a cruise ship that… Read More »

What’s new in the China virus outbreak

Here’s what’s new in the outbreak linked to an emerging virus in China By The Associated Press January 26, 2020, 4:00 PM 2 min read Almost 2,000 cases of a new viral respiratory illness have been confirmed since an outbreak began last month in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Scientists have identified the illness as… Read More »

US to screen airline passengers from China for new illness

NEW YORK — Three U.S. airports will screen passengers arriving from central China for a new virus that has sickened dozens, killed two and prompted worries about an international outbreak, health officials said Friday. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention officials say they will begin taking temperatures and asking about symptoms of passengers at three… Read More »

We need to resolve ethics of CRISPR technology as China awaits third genetically modified baby

Dr. William Hurlbut, Paul Dabrowski and Dr. Samarth Kulkarni during a panel discussion ” Genetics, CRISPR and Medical Ethics” at the CNBC Healthy Returns conference in New York on May 21, 2019. Astrid Stawiarz | CNBC After a Chinese scientist last year made history by using CRISPR technology to genetically modify two newborns, the scientific… Read More »