A tale of two cases: Covid infections lay bare Beijing’s wealth disparity

A tale of two cases: Covid infections lay bare Beijing’s wealth disparity

HONG KONG – One person toiled at dozens of construction sites across the city. The other shopped in luxury stores and went skiing. Both got Covid. The movements of the two coronavirus patients in Beijing, which is trying to contain an outbreak before it hosts the Winter Olympics starting this week, painted strikingly different portraits … Read more

Hidden infections challenge China’s claim coronavirus is under control

Hidden infections challenge China’s claim coronavirus is under control

China’s official figures for new cases of coronavirus suggest that transmission has virtually stopped in many regions, but local experts have warned that official figures omit important categories of cases. Hubei, the province of origin of the epidemic, did not report more than one new case per day for more than a week, which allowed … Read more