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Stay Safe, Take Precautions - China Will Win This War Against the Virus

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I get a little perturbed (slightly angered) when anyone starts talking negatively about China without knowing the facts. Of course, I'm talking about my fellow American citizens. From the 'trade war' to now the coronavirus.

The so-called 'trade war' was started because of the desire for greater profits by American companies who realized that they could get produced goods to sell much cheaper from Chinese labor. China benefitted by being able to create the economic miracle of the past 40 years. Pulling hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. Nothing in the history of the world can compare.

Now, my fellow Americans are talking about the coronavirus and looking at China with some disdain regarding this virus. Some others, of course, are showing compassion and concern.

The U.S. government's 'Center for Disease Control' (CDC) reported that in the winter of 2017-2018, 80,000 people in America died from the common flu. On average, more than 40,000 Americans die every year from the common flu. However, most Americans never concern themselves enough to get the flu prevention vaccine that will likely keep them from getting the common flu. 

Loss of life, no matter what country you live in, is a terrible thing. The coronavirus is highly contagious, but, I'm fully confident that the China authorities will bring it under control soon. 

However, as we look at the facts and statistics, America loses tens of thousands of lives each year from something that most Americans never even worry about.

I like the truth and I like to look at reality. These statistics are reality.

Also, know this. The Chinese authorities are working tirelessly and sparing no expense or effort to bring it under control and stop it. Even China's premier recently went to Wuhan to oversee the massive efforts that are being made to control and stop this virus. I was moved by such an action of a great leader.

Stay safe, take precautions and trust that the authorities will resolve this situation.

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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MichaelM

Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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