China’s ‘Fake’ Coronavirus Numbers Exposed: Doctor In Hunan Confirms 50 New Cases, Only One Reported
In one of many shocking videos circulating on Twitter, a recent clip of a doctor in Hunan that was widely shared by credible journalists covering the outbreak has caught our attention because it supports our theory – which has become increasingly widely adopted among the western press – that Chinese health officials are seriously undercounting the number of cases and deaths.
As the Washington Post wrote in a piece published earlier this week: “Chinese leaders and state media strike a coordinated note this week about the government’s ability to contain the outbreak, inconsistencies and sudden changes in official data are leaving experts — and journalists — struggling to plot meaningful trends, or even place any confidence in the figures coming from government.”
The WaPo reporters pointed to a clear case of manipulation where the authorities suppressed the true number of cases.
Authorities in Hubei province reported good news Thursday: There were only 349 new coronavirus cases the previous day, the lowest tally in weeks.
The bad – and puzzling – news? Wuhan, the capital of Hubei, reported 615 new cases all by itself.
Hubei authorities have changed their criteria for counting cases three times over the past week or so.
Hubei officials explained that they deducted cases that have not been confirmed through genetic tests from their total reported number of cases. Since this mistake was very, very public, we also reported on it.
But we’ve been reporting on this for weeks. The mainstream press in the US has since caught on, as the WaPo post shows. As its reporters claim, though there is no obvious smoking gun, most experts still believe China is underreporting cases based on mathematical algorithms and other methods used to project the rate of infection.
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