China learnt lessons from SARS, but not other countries.
As on May 6, the internationally accepted pandemic figures were as follows: the US, 32.6million infections and 579,000 deaths; India, 20.7 million infections and 226,000 deaths; and China, 90,721 cases and 4636 deaths. The contrast is clear. The main reason: China had greatly improved its public health infrastructure following the SARS pandemic in 2002-2003, while others were negligent. In an article in The Conversation dated November 3, 2020, Elanah Uretsky, a Brandeis University Professor and an expert on public health in China, had said that ...Continued