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Should internal migrants be held accountable for spreading COVID-19?

Abstract:

The 2019 novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has quickly swept through China, and mass internal migration during the Chinese Spring Festival is now widely blamed for this. This statement, we argue, is misleading. Internal migrants should not be held responsible for the initial spread of COVID-19, as those cities first affected are megacities that connect with the epicentre Wuhan more with regard to business and tourism than migration. The scale of the epidemic can only be partially explained...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1177/0308518X20916764

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
SOGE
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publications Publisher's website
Journal:
Environment and Planning A Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
4
Pages:
695-697
Publication date:
2020-04-21
Acceptance date:
2020-03-13
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EISSN:
1472-3409
ISSN:
0308-518X
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1096060
Local pid:
pubs:1096060
Deposit date:
2020-03-23

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