Views from New York Chinatown on the Wuhan virus

Views from New York Chinatown on the Wuhan virus

People in New York's Chinatown give their take on the deadly SARS-like virus outbreak in China. The respiratory virus emerged from a seafood and animal market in Wuhan, and cases have been reported as far away as the United States.
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