“All along we have acted with openness, transparency and responsibility, we have provided information to the WHO and relevant countries in the most timely fashion, we have released the genome sequence at the earliest possible time, we have shared control and treatment experiences with the world without reservation, we have done everything in our power to support and assist countries in need.” In response to demands from around the globe, China backs coronavirus investigation but says it should wait until pandemic is contained. (It’s not too early to be dubious of the results.)

+ And the latest front in the China-US cold war: WHO funding.

+ “This pandemic is about as close to an asteroid hitting the earth as you can imagine in terms of a common threat. But not only has there been no meaningful cooperation, it’s become just another vector for competition.” Bloomberg: Pandemic Shatters World Order, Sowing Anger and Mistrust in Its Wake.