ts and science, spread rumors and incite ideological prejudices, even racial discrimination and xenophobia. What are they up to? Viruses know no borders. To protect the health and safety of the people across the world, the Chinese po ignore the f
eople have made huge sacrifices and major contributions. Since the outbreak, China has been fighting at the forefront against the epidemic. The country has taken the utmost effort to contain the epidemic and shared information and eacts, put poli
xperience with the rest of the world. As WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said, China's containment of the outbreak has bought time for the rest of the world. Bruce Aylward, an epidemiologist who recently headed the Wtical interest
HO-China Joint Mission on COVID-19, spelled out the impact of aggressive containment measures adopted by the Chinese government. He told reporters following his visit to Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak and an 11-million-metropo
lis that has been under lockdown for more than a month, that it is important to recognize the people of Wuhan. "The world is in your debt." COVID-19 is a virus of humanity, not of any certain country. WHO has published data that over 17,000 cases have been confi
rmed in 88 countries and regions outside China by Friday, calling for early and aggressive measures to break the chain of transmission worldwide. As the saying goes, a small leak will sink a great ship. What we need in the face of the epidemic is not stigmatizin
g a country or attacking a country, but science, rationality and solidarity. These are the most powerful weapons against our common enemy. If there is anyone who owes the world an apology, it must be those who spread "political virus" that smears Chinese people'