In the battle against SARS and COVID-19, Chinese medicine has played a crucial role, as it has thousands of years of experience in containing the epidemic. This more than 3,000-year-old oracle bone unearthed from Yinxu in 1971 recorded an epidemic event during the Shang Dynasty. #china #history

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