BY SAM SUSSMAN In the early weeks of June, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and conflict in the South China Sea were at the forefront of East Asian News discussions. While seemingly unrelated, when viewed together, these two topics can answer a quirky question for news junkies and global health nuts alike: Why did South … Continue reading Why was South Korea keeping its schools closed?
Alarmist Chinese coverage of MERS – Counterproductive?
BY ELIZABETH ZHANG Aside from the recent tragedy of the Eastern Star shipping accident and the unsurprising daily glamour coverage of China’s economic boons, one item has invaded the news waves with particularly sustained intensity. The arrival of MERS-coV’s (Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome-coronavirus) patient zero in Huizhou of the Guangdong province has since carved out … Continue reading Alarmist Chinese coverage of MERS – Counterproductive?