The Response of the Government's Emergency System to the Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Outbreak in China: A Retrospective Comparative Study

Tiantian Zhang, Ying Wang, Ge Bai, Ruiming Dai, Qian Wang, Li Luo
2020 Social Science Research Network  
14 Background: The novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) outbreak is spreading 15 rapidly throughout China and the world. Hence, early surveillance and public health 16 emergency disposal are considered crucial to curb this emerging infectious disease. : medRxiv preprint 2013 at 1:10 a.m., he reported his findings to the doctor on duty who was also the 130 chief of the infection department of the said hospital. He believed that the above 131 situation was consistent with the possibility of
more » ... the possibility of clustered unexplained pneumonia cases 132 and immediately called the attention of the administrators in charge of the hospital. 133 Subsequently, the hospital gained expert consultation and undertook protective 134 measures. At 2:30 a.m. of the same day, the hospital administrators contacted the 135 chief administrative official of the local CDC by telephone and requested the start of 136 epidemiological survey and sampling. (18)
doi:10.2139/ssrn.3551347 fatcat:j2rrayurezcn5okxrrqxpjxzl4