Time for China to help US fight against pandemic

Post Date: 
2020-03-21
Source: 
Global Times (China)

"The immediate need is for more PPE and testing capabilities," Larry William Chang, an infectious diseases expert from of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, told the Global Times via email. 

Chang noted that the major challenges the US faces include inadequate supplies of PPE, ventilators, and overall health system capacity. "We also do not have some of the technological innovations such as phone-based monitoring apps to help with contact tracing and isolation," he said. 

The overall confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US have surpassed 27,000 as of Sunday, which are almost 10 times higher than a week earlier, data compiled by Johns Hopkins University.