Choi Julian, M.S. from Cornell University
If the US really wants to help, it’s really simple. Donate medical masks, suits, gloves like what Japan, Korea, Germany or Pakistan are doing. Not just talk the talk. Walk the walk already. Donate! China will open her arms with the most sincere welcome.
There is noneed to all the publicity about ‘oh we want to help China by going over to China. But China refused.’
Guess what, you can send representatives to join the WHO team together with other countries to go to China. You can join efforts with other countries in studying the virus and make great strides in combating it. And trust me, this can be done in the US with your advanced bio tech programs and labs which are not in China but in the US.
What’s with insisting on going to China to offer help and getting refused? Seems to me just a publicity stunt.
If the US wants to help, then help. If you don’t, then don’t. It’s really that simple. Noneed to be a drama queen here crying foul by you CDC head for China’s refusal for his visit. Him visiting achieves nothing. It’s not help. It’s politics.
M.S. from Cornell University
Emma Morgan, lived in The United States of America
The chances of you knowing someone who has this virus is about as likely as you winning the lottery. The chances of you contracting the virus outside of Wuhan is like winning the lottery 2 days in a row. The chances of you contracting and dying from it outside of Wuhan, is like winning the lottery 2 days in a row and getting struck my lightning on the 3rd day.
You have to remember.
USA has declared China as an enemy, not a friend.
The same way it declared USSR an enemy before beginning huge PR brain washing campaign to scare all Americans about Communists coming to get them... Lol
Because of Trump's impeachment, he is hiding behind his attack dog, Pompeo to go around and spread this fear.
Why on earth would China ask someone who has declared them as an enemy for help? Would USA ask Syria for help? WHO has already declared China as doing an excellent job but all of Western media only portrays China as incompetent or some kind of cover up. It is embarrassing and shameful right now to be part of Western media.
lived in The United States of America
How severe must the virus become in China before China asks the United States for help?
The USA is a “for profit” nation it does nothing for free.
Meanwhile, the top virologists around the world are working on a vaccine. Australian scientists have managed to replicate the virus, so we now have more information as to how the virus mutates. That is the first step in creating a vaccine.
China has nearly 1.4 billion residents, four times that of the USA,, and yet there is only somewhere between 7k and 10k confirmed cases exhibiting typical flu symptoms ranging from feeling unwell to feeling very unwell. Of those confirmed cases only 236 have died as of last Saturday (most of which had a pre-condition = a compromised immune system). China must be doing something right!
Why would China ever ask for US assist in this matter?
US couldn't even do better if not much worse.
2017–18 United States flu season - Wikipedia
2017–2018 Flu in US caused 959,000 people hospitalized and 79,400 deaths. And that was FLU not some new mutated virus unknown to men.
But ofcoz, America is better than everyone at everything. Facts? Not important.
David Kallenbach, LLB, Bsc Law and Economics & Political Science, University of London (1982)
Many suspect it is part of the trade war and a strategy to keep up the pressure on getting Xi Jin Peng to resign. The US sponsored the Hong Kong protests and failed there.
The trade war is a war by any other name. Xi Jin Peng will not bend. He is known for his ability to withstand pressure which he considers to be not in the interests of survival or his country.
In 1997 there was a similar scare in India with what the west ‘confirmed’ was the bubonic plague. It began in the western Indian city of Surat and spread to Delhi. The Indian government had refused to float the rupee and conform to certain US demands.
The scare caused India several hundreds of millions of dollars in lost trade and interruptions to business. Just as it is with China most of the stories about the plague and its intensity and fatalities came from western nations. Air India was refused entry to all countries throughout the world.
In the end it was discovered that a variant of the Asian flue was at the centre of the scare. It was downgraded first to the teutonic plague then beginning with France all western countries gave India the all clear. None apologised.
If the Chinese panic enough they will riot and cause the Politburo to force Xi Jin Peng’s exit. Thats what the US in particular want.
LLB, Bsc Law and Economics & Political Science, University of London (1982)
Philip Yap, former Construction Manager (2008-2009)
China has all the resources and expertise to handle the epidemic, US crisis management is below par, Chinese scientists had identified and decoded the Coronavirus genetic RNA in record time, the data had been disseminated to global medical scientific communities and vaccine researchers.
China had initiated appropriate measures to curb the spread of the epidemic, WHO chief had visited Beijing and meet with Chinese officers and experts and convinced that China can handle the epidemic better than any country. He also advised countries not to over react, evacuation is unnecessary.
German SARS expert also in China to assist Chinese companies, labs and agents to share his experience in development of the vaccine. UK professor at Imperial College London also confirmed that they had received very details coronavirus decoding RNA data from Chinese scientists and will proceed with vaccine development, it may take few months.
Meanwhile US official and White house are scrambling to digest the information and development in disappointment. Surprised to find that China had coupe so well and so fast.
China will complete 2 x 1000 beds hospitals within week to prepare for the need to isolate patients as need arise. China mail had dedicated special squat to deliver all medical equipment and supply to Wuhan within 24 hours. All major cities are in full alert, all in bound vehicles and passengers are screened. 12 cities around Wuhan are lockdowned, the 5 millions citizens left Wuhan before lockdown were traced and monitored.
US should send in her officers to learn how China crisis management and measures that were implemented in such fast speed, so that Katrina like disaster will not repeat again in future.
former Construction Manager (2008-2009)
德国SARS专家也在中国协助中国企业、实验室和代理商分享他在疫苗研发方面的经验。伦敦帝国理工学院（Imperial College London）的英国教授也证实，他们已经从中国科学家那里收到了非常详细的冠状病毒解码RNA数据，并将着手研发疫苗，这可能需要几个月的时间。
Marie Godfrey, PhD Genetics and Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University for Graduate School (1967)
The crisis in China is not something Trump cares about. His focus just before the virus was his “new trade deal” with China—which we have not seen (I think). This is also something his supporters donot care about—probably even if cases become much more common n the US.
Trump does need another distraction from the other bad things threatening him, but this is not likely to be one he’ll choose. I also agree with others who answered. China can handle this better than we can.
PhD Genetics and Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University for Graduate School (1967)
Because, whilst it is a crisis, it is not a large enough crisis to warrant significant international collaboration. Currently, several countries are taking their own measures to prevent the virus establishing itself in their home territory i.e the UK and Australia are quarantining all travellers from Wuhan for 14 days before being allowed to return to the general public. This does not mean however that significant material aid is needed to combat the virus and western involvement would not bring much benefit. China, because of its authoritarian and centralised government, is well-placed to deal with crises and is able to marshal resources at a greater scale than western nations: the building of an 1000 bed hospital to deal with coronavirus patients in just ten days is testament to the effectiveness of the Chinese state apparatus. However undemocratic and alien this seems to western eyes it is undoubtable that China, perhaps better than any other nation, is able to better react to a crisis such as this and as such American state aid would not provide much beyond what the Chinese are already doing. Many of the top virology agents are already working in China to understand the virus on a private basis and there is little the US government could provide that Beijing does not already possess. Coronavirus is not yet a humanitarian crisis with mass refugees and requiring of aid as the Chinese government is keeping tight control of developments within its territory. Therefore as it stands Beijing is more able than any other power to deal with the virus domestically without foreign aid, and if the virus spreads far enough that aid is needed the US will have enough on its plate preventing its spread in America than providing aid to other countries.