Commentary October 16, 2020

US-China rivalry: When great power competition endangers global science

Seventeen years ago, an outbreak of SARS—a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-1—emerged in China. Back then, a fruitful partnership emerged between the United States and China, that contributed to the successful control of the outbreak and nurtured the careers of young Chinese virologists and epidemiologists.
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This is not the first time that the world has faced the outbreak of a coronavirus which originated in China.

But the consequences have been very different this time around.

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