Facing what they call "wartime conditions," Chinese officials are doubling down on their battle against the outbreak. With the death toll topping 600, they've launched a house-to-house effort in epicenter Wuhan to collect the sick and take them to quarantine centers. They're not mincing their militaristic words, either: "There must be no deserters," said Vice Premier Sun Chunlan.
Will there be a turning point? Perhaps not the kind China's hoping for: A flood of anger and grief gripped social media following reports that whistleblowing doctor Li Wenliang — silenced by the government after his early warnings about the virus — has died.