Op-Ed: China’s coronavirus statistics aren’t the real problem

Jeremy L. Wallace, associate professor of government, and Jessica Chen Weiss, associate professor of government, argue that U.S. officials cannot blame China’s suspect data and delay in announcing the coronavirus outbreak for their own inadequate preparation for the virus, in an opinion piece for the L.A. Times.

“The time will come for a full accounting, but the current obsession with China’s statistics denies the reality that some prudent governments — such as South Korea and Taiwan — recognized the seriousness of the situation in China months ago and took swift action to coordinate testing and tracing measures that protected their people,” they write in the op-ed.

Read the full piece in The LA Times. 

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