China’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Model for Epidemic Preparedness and Management

@article{Altakarli2020ChinasRT,
  title={China’s Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak: A Model for Epidemic Preparedness and Management},
  author={Nourah Altakarli},
  journal={Dubai Medical Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={3},
  pages={44 - 49}
}
Background: As we live in an interconnected globalized world, people and the diseases they carry can be easily transmitted to any place in a matter of hours. SARS-CoV-2 began like all new viruses with an ordinary moment when a cluster of patients admitted to a hospital with pneumonia turned out to have a new strain of coronavirus. The virus’s high transmissibility made the epidemic in China turn into a global pandemic with an ongoing daily reporting of new cases and deaths. However, as fast as… 
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