Email By Christina Zhou Posted April 24, 2020 09:49:16 Photo: Western countries dominate the top 15 countries with the most number of cases. (ABC News: GFX/Jarrod Fankhauser) Related Story: New Yorkers want the world to know one thing: don’t follow their lead Related Story: Chinese citizens are slowly returning to normal life. Did Beijing get it right? Related Story: What we can learn from the countries winning the coronavirus fight Map: Asia When the coronavirus initially swept across the East — first China, then Thailand, Japan, and South Korea — the Western countries watched on cautiously from the other side of the globe. Key points:Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan drew international praise for their responseHong Kong and Singapore are now bracing for what some scientists fear is the second waveA country’s response is shaped by cultural factors and recent experience Many of them would not have anticipated how severely they would be hit, as the death toll rocketed past 100,000 in Europe and 46,000 in the United States this week.The US, Italy, Spain, France and the United Kingdom have now all overtaken China with some of the highest numbers of reported cases and deaths around the world.However, many remain sceptical… Read full this story
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