Evening Call: How worried should we be by the Chinese coronavirus?

The World Health Organisation will likely declare an international public health emergency this evening.

So far this year we’ve had the world come close to war, because of strained relations – for want of a better euphemism – between the US and Iran. We’ve seen dozens of people and possibly as many as a billion animals die due to the record-breaking Australian bushfire season, attributed in no small way to climate change. And now, before January is even over, we have a new terrifying global crisis galloping over the horizon.

A quick primer in case you’ve been ignoring this...
source: New Statesman

2020-01-23 20:05
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