Article by Laura Bassett in GQ
March 6, 2020
As the deadly coronavirus sweeps across the planet, holding entire cities and packed cruise ships hostage and claiming thousands of lives, many blame China’s authoritarian government for exacerbating the spread of a global pandemic that originated there by concealing crucial information from its own people and downplaying the scale of the outbreak. President Xi Jingping and his regime silenced doctors and citizen journalists who tried to sound the alarm about the disease until it spun out of their control.
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