CORONAVIRUS How Disease X, the epidemic-in-waiting, erupted in China

The following article was given to me by the editor of the South China Morning Post. By Simone McCarthy, Linda Lew, William Zheng, Echo Xie and Phoebe Zhang They called it “Disease X”. The epidemic-in-waiting.The World Health Organisation added it to a list of eight of humanity’s worst-known infectious diseases back in 2018. Didn’t have a name because it hadn’t happened. One aim of the list is to show the 194 countries that fund the United Nations body the threat from global public health emergencies, namely epidemics. Ebola is there,…

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