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The Question of Covid-19 Mortality in China

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A review in the New York Review of Books on 5 November 2020, by the independent China scholar and journalist, Ian Johnson, bore the title: How Did China Beat Its Covid Crisis? It discussed two books: Wuhan Diary: Dispatches from a Quarantined City by Fang Fang, and The Art of Political Control in China by Daniel C. Mattingly.

Fang Fang’s book describes events that took place in Wuhan in the early months of 2020 and is by a well-known Chinese writer working within the city. This brief commentary discusses just one particular aspect of Johnson’s discussion of her book.

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