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Travelers wearing face masks line up to check in for an American Airlines flight in Beijing. Travelers line up to check in for an American Airlines flight to Los Angeles at Beijing Capital International Airport, Jan. 30, 2020 (AP photo by Mark Schiefelbein).

Will U.S. Travel Restrictions Do More Harm Than Good Against the Coronavirus?

Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020

Editor’s Note: Every Wednesday, WPR Newsletter and Engagement Editor Benjamin Wilhelm curates the week’s top news and expert analysis on China.

China this week accused the United States of fomenting public hysteria over the Wuhan coronavirus, after the Trump administration banned recent travelers from China and warned U.S. citizens to avoid traveling there. The two countries have so far managed to share information on countering the outbreak despite political tensions in their relationship, but America’s sweeping travel restrictions could hamper that cooperation. ...

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