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Wuhan residents are increasingly skeptical of the Chinese Communist Party’s reported coronavirus death count of approximately 2,500 deaths in the city to date, with most people believing the actual number is at least 40,000.
To massively distort a country’s health statistics during a pandemic is to damage the accurate planning of other countries who must now fight the same illness. China’s misbehavior should be formally called out at the UN. Nikki Haley would have been the perfect UN Ambassador to do it. Kelly Craft will have to rise to this occasion.
I can’t imagine that with the technology available and the number of legitimate sources we have in China that these allegations can’t be confirmed by solid reporting. If the news media doesn’t do the job it will be because the news media refuses to. No news of the obvious can be the fakest of fake news.
UPDATE: It looks like the Wall Street Journal is stepping up. At least they are trying to do a real story on this subject.
UPDATE 2: Another shoe drops.
Communist officials in China have hidden the severity of the coronavirus outbreak within their borders, under-reporting both total cases and fatalities linked to the disease, the U.S. intelligence community reportedly confirmed in a classified report to the White House.
Wuhan, the capital of China’s Hubei province, is the birthplace of the novel coronavirus illness (COVID-19).
During the early stages of the epidemic in China that was later deemed a global pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), Beijing hid the extent of the viral outbreak, muzzling and jailing whistleblowers and critics in a move that allowed the disease to gain a firm foothold across the world.
Citing three officials familiar with the classified report issued by the American intelligence community, Bloomberg revealed on Wednesday:
The officials asked not to be identified because the report is secret and declined to detail its contents. But the thrust, they said, is that China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete. Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.The report was received by the White House last week, one of the officials said.