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Fall in new cases raises hope in virus outbreak in China

KEN MORITSUGU

February 12, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — The number of new cases of the coronavirus in China dropped for a second straight day, health officials said Wednesday in a possible glimmer of hope amid the outbreak that has infected over 45,000 people worldwide and killed more than 1,100.Dr. Mike Ryan, the head of emergencies for th...

Virus storytellers challenge China’s official narrative

JOHN LEICESTER and DAKE KANG

February 11, 2020

BEIJING (AP) — After nearly a week of roaming China's epidemic-struck city, filming the dead and the sickened in overwhelmed hospitals, the strain of being hounded by both the new virus and the country's dissent-quelling police started to tell.Chen Qiushi looked haggard and disheveled in his online posts, an ...