While the U.S. took two-and-a-half years to identify HIV/AIDS after the discovery of the first symptomatic case in the country, China discovered, identified and contained COVID-19 within a few months. In the U.S., over half a million people have died of HIV/AIDS; worldwide that same number die every year. Even now, in the U.S., 13,000 die each
China’s rapid detection and transparency in reporting of the COVID-19 outbreak was a breathtaking display of medical, scientific and administrative effectiveness.
By Roger Stoll