With 106 now dead and at least 4,515 confirmed infected late Monday — up from 2,835 a day earlier — Chinese authorities are still scrambling to contain the outbreak. Another 7,000 cases are suspected but have not yet been confirmed. The U.S., Japan, South Korea and France are all planning to fly their citizens out of Wuhan, the outbreak's epicenter. While that's where most deaths have occurred, Beijing logged its first fatality yesterday.
What's to be done? Despite ideological conflicts between China's leadership and many Western countries, some commentators are urging a united front to battle the coronavirus.