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Nobel laureate says central command a must to beat pandemics

Japan badly needs a CDC in its war on the coronavirus, immunologist Honjo argues

Tasuku Honjo received the Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine in 2018.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- The COVID-19 pandemic shows just how ill-prepared Japan is to handle a medical crisis, Nobel Prize-winning immunologist Tasuku Honjo told Nikkei.

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