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China's virus outbreak is evolving into a political crisis

Clip: 02/07/2020 | 4m 29s Video has closed captioning.

Chinese officials are now struggling to contain a political revolt while also grappling with outbreak of novel coronavirus. The death of a young doctor who was punished for trying to warn about this new illness has triggered a wave of public anger and demands for accountability from the Chinese government. William Brangham reports.

Aired: 02/07/20

Expired: 03/08/20

Rating: NR

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