BRIX statement on necessity of Swedish-Chinese cooperation against the Coronavirus epidemic

Sweden should immediately retract its decision not to send aid to China. There is maybe not enough protection gear even for the Swedish hospitals, but Sweden have big paper mills that could send the paper and tissue intermediate products that can be used to produce the disposable necessities like sheets, towels, handkerchiefs, facial tissues, wet wipes and napkins for the patients and professionals at the hospitals for infectious diseases.

It is not difficult to see through the epidemic. The world is a community of common destiny. Therefore, Sweden and china should work together to deal with such crises, including the new Corona Virus, and similar types of flu epidemics that kill hundreds of thousands of people every year in addition to other diseases that can be life-threatening. Such a threat to one nation can quickly become a threat to all humanity. Therefore, Sweden should act immediately in coordination with the Chinese government and health care authorities who are making a heroic effort in containing this virus and treating the people infected.