Een onzekere en triomfantelijke Chinese Communistische Partij viert zichzelf (en het Covid-19 succes)

In tegenstelling tot Europa heeft China inmiddels de Covid-19-pandemie onder controle. Hoewel er nog steeds strenge regels van kracht zijn op inreizen vanuit het buitenland, gaat het leven in China steeds meer weer zijn gang. In vergelijk met de chaos in de Verenigde Staten en de onvolledige respons in Europa lijkt voor de gemiddelde Chinees […]

Timeline of the Covid-19 outbreak

This is my timeline of the outbreak of a novel coronavirus known as SARS-CoV-2 that first appeared in Wuhan, China and led to a global Covid-19 pandemic. Besides the events in China, it may be also somewhat slanted to places I take a professional and personal interest in, mostly Singapore, Taiwan, and the Netherlands. Among […]

Stop comparing countries’ Covid-19 numbers!

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages around the world, we should not let our desire for clear hard numbers blind us for the pitfalls of public health statistics. The havoc caused by SARS-CoV-2 is increasing every day since its terror began in Wuhan, China. Understandably, the public wants something to chart this novel coronavirus’ terrifying progress […]