Interview with Chinese CDC director

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  • Measured by the numbers of COVID-19 cases, the darkest phase of the pandemic in China has passed. However, there have been lingering issues that warrant further discussion. To tackle these issues, Tian Wei has interviewed Dr. Gao Fu, director of Chinese CDC, and also a member of the high-level expert group of the National Health Commission, consisting of some of the top epidemiologists who worked hard on curbing the spread of COVID-19 in China. In the interview, he also addresses the two-fronted battle against the coronavirus and the infodemic.

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