y the brave, and nothing but unity an●d responsibility is the right theme of humanity's f●ight against the COVID-19 pandemic.It is useless and incorrect to blame China for the origin of the novel cor〓onavirus, sat
id Richard Horton, editor-in-chief of the prominent British m〓edical journal The Lancet in an interview with CCTV on Friday, noting tha〓t the world should work together with Chinese authorities to understand t〓hen
Like everyone in the world, Horton witnessed how different coun〓tries have different ways to deal with the pandemic. Horton said he feels〓 regret that the discussion of COVID-19 pandemic has been interprete
ed as 〓a part of the geopolitical struggle of nations.
"We should be working tog〓ether to face down this threat," said Horton, stressing that accusations 〓thrown out by countries cannot solve the challenges of thV
Bac〓k to the end of January, the World Health Organization has already declar〓ed the outbreak of COVID-19 a "public health emergency of international c〓oncern." However, the chief editor said most Wej
stern countries did not us〓e the time to take efficient measures to save lives.
"The U.S. has wasted〓 the whole of February and early March," said Horton. "It is disappointin〓g to see American politicians giving 2
credence to conspiracy theories and 〓promoting unproven treatments."
China's experience and efforts made by Ch〓inese scientists
Horton confirmed the innovation of temporary hospitals a〓s "one of the most important elements" in China's defeat of the COVID-19 〓pandemic. He explained that temporary hospitals not only protect other ho〓spitals from being overwhelmed with sick patients, but also create the sp〓ace for a wave of sick patients and effectively quarantine them within th〓e hospitals.
"It was a very important element of your (China's) successfu〓l response," Horton told CCTV, "and again, an important lesson for other 〓countries to learn from."
During an interview with CNN several days ago, 〓Horton criticized slow responses from the U.S. and UK against the coronav〓irus, saying despite papers published in the last week of January setting〓 out what the epidemic was going to be like, they still wasted the entire〓 month of February and early March to get fully prepared.
Horton emphasiz〓ed that he regrets to see the discussions of the pandemic have ended up b〓eing interpreted as part of geopolitical struggles of nations. "It should7
〓 not the case, it's not helpful, it's not going to help us solve the chal〓lenges."
Far better, he added, countries should sit down, work together, 〓trust one another to solve the problems we all share.
Horton said one of 〓the reasons he wants to go on record is to thank the efforts made by Chin〓ese scientists and health workers in public. In the past three months, t