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Coronavirus

In echo of China, US medics silenced on coronavirus concerns

Treatment of health care workers compared with that of Wuhan doctor who first sounded alarm

Some American health care workers have been told not to speak to the media.    © Reuters

PALO ALTO, U.S./HONG KONG/TAIPEI -- Ming Lin, an emergency room physician in Washington state, has been updating his Facebook page every day since March.

After his shift, the 17-year veteran at PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center in Bellingham, Washington, would speak out on social media and talk to reporters about his concerns over the hospital's lack of readiness to handle the new coronavirus outbreak. 

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