Is China losing control of the coronavirus outbreak? I Inside Story


China’s President is admitting shortfalls in the response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Xi Jinping is promising to fix problems and loopholes in the health system.
The epicentre of the outbreak, Hubei province, reported a sharp increase in new cases.
But the World Health Organization says that’s because doctors are using a broader definition to diagnose the infected.
Hubei’s communist party chief is among four local leaders to be sacked for mismanaging the response.
Is a change of strategy needed?

Presenter: Nick Clark
Guests:
John Nicholls – Professor in pathology, University of Hong Kong & flu expert
Peter Drobac – Director of the University of Oxford’s Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Xun Zhou – Reader in Modern History at the University of Essex who researches China’s health system

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