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This testimony was published by the Rand Corporation following Jennifer Bouey’s presentation before the United States House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation about the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. This work is partially based on research from the initiative’s U.S-China Research Group on Global Health.

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February 5, 2020

From SARS to 2019-Coronavirus (nCoV): U.S.-China Collaborations on Pandemic Response

Author: Jennifer Huang Bouey

In light of the recent novel coronavirus outbreak, Jennifer Bouey discussed the 2002–2003 outbreak of severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the global response. She subsequently describes U.S.-China collaboration from 2003 to 2012 and developments in the years prior to the current coronavirus outbreak. Lastly, she analyzes the characteristics of 2019-nCoV and China’s early responses, concluding with policy recommendations for addressing the outbreak.

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