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China’s Chief Epidemiologist Wu Dies at Age of 60

A visitor wearing a face mask takes a photo of a model of a coronavirus and boxes for COVID-19 vaccines at a display by Chinese pharmaceutical firm Sinopharm at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. With the COVID-19 pandemic largely under control, China’s capital on Saturday kicked off one of the first large-scale public events since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, as tens of thousands of attendees were expected to visit displays from nearly 2,000 Chinese and foreign companies showcasing their products and services.

BEIJING (Sputnik) – China’s chief epidemiologist Wu Zunyou has died at the age of 60, a Chinese digital media outlet reported on Friday, citing sources. The report did not specify the circumstances of Wu’s death. Wu was born on June 24, 1963. He studied at Anhui Medical University Hospital and completed his PhD in the United States at the University of California in 1995. Wu was the Chief Expert of Epidemiology of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, an Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a member of the UNAIDS Evaluation Expert Advisory Committee. The epidemiologist was known for his contributions in the field of infectious diseases control, particularly for HIV and AIDS, severe acute respiratory syndrome, and COVID-19.WorldUS ‘Readying’ for New Pandemic by Searching for Virus Mutations – Russian MoD16 August, 08:51 GMT


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