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Medical workers load a patient into an ambulance Tuesday in Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus outbreak began late last year.
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David S. Cloud covers the Pentagon and the military from the Washington, D.C., bureau of the Los Angeles Times. In his 30-year career, he has also worked at the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal, where he was a member of a team of reporters awarded a 2002 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Sept 11, 2001, terror attacks. He is co-author of “The Fourth Star,” which traces the careers and experiences in Iraq of four U.S. officers.
Paul Pringle is a Los Angeles Times reporter who specializes in investigating corruption.
Eli Stokols is a White House reporter based in the Los Angeles Times’ Washington, D.C., bureau.