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How China Survived Past Catastrophe

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Marlo Safi Culture Reporter
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As coronavirus deaths continue to inch upward, claiming lives in Italy and Iran after originating in China, international governments are scrambling to mitigate the virus’ spread by suspending air travel or initiating quarantines.

The world is also looking to China and its handling of the coronavirus, which originated in the city of Wuhan, to gauge the magnitude of the virus. The death toll as of Feb. 23 was over 2,600, with 77,000 confirmed cases in mainland China, with new cases being reported in Iraq, Afghanistan, and South Korea, according to the New York Times