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Since its initial outbreak in Wuhan, China, between December 2019 and March 2020,1- 4 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has quickly spread worldwide. Although the epidemic abated in China, a second outbreak began in June 2020 in Beijing. We assessed preliminary Beijing outbreak data and present a timeline of the investigation and public health response.
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Corresponding Authors: Zunyou Wu, MD, PhD, Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 155 Changbai Rd, Changping District, Beijing 102206, China (email@example.com); Chun Huang, MD, Beijing Center for Disease Prevention and Control, Beijing, China (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Accepted for Publication: August 5, 2020.
Published Online: August 24, 2020. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.15894
Author Contributions: Dr Wu had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Drs Wu and Wang contributed equally.
Concept and design: Wu, Wang, Feng, Huang.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Wu, Wang, Zhao, Yang, McGoogan, Huang.
Drafting of the manuscript: Wu, Zhao, McGoogan.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Wu, Wang, Zhao.
Obtained funding: Wu, Yang.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Wu, Wang, McGoogan.
Supervision: Wu, Wang, Huang.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China (grant 2020YFC0846300) and by the Beijing Science and Technology Planning Project (Z201100005420010).
Role of the Funders/Sponsors: The funders had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The opinions expressed herein reflect the collective views of the coauthors and do not necessarily represent the official position of the authors’ affiliated institutions.
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