“The COVID-19 Epidemic in China” was just published by World Scientific Publishers in Singapore. Authors are Yanyan Xiong of Zhejiang University at Hangzhou, China and Lawrence J. Lau of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, China. They are economists, not medical epidemiologists. But their data and graphs document China’s rapid response to the pandemic and return to near normal after the first three months of 2020.

Taiwan, South Korea, New Zealand, and to a lesser extent Japan, also managed to control the coronavirus long before the availability of vaccines. These authors earlier published in March 2020 in Asia Pacific Biotech News how “The lockdown in Wuhan has also been ended. Mainland China has now largely returned to normal”—the same time the first pandemic surge began in Europe and the U.S.