Those of you who follow Twitter feeds can sign up for reports from Mike Su, aka Biggiesu, whose site is here and who just now was taken off to quarantine in Beijing. We'll see how his experience compares with that of the other quarantined correspondent in Shanghai. (Thanks to A. Lih)
James Fallows is a staff writer at The Atlantic and has written for the magazine since the late 1970s. He has reported extensively from outside the United States and once worked as President Jimmy Carter's chief speechwriter. He and his wife, Deborah Fallows, are the authors of the 2018 book Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey Into the Heart of America, which was a national best seller and is the basis of a forthcoming HBO documentary.