March 20, 2020
China’s report of zero new coronavirus cases sparked celebration across the globe, with some viewing the communist regime’s Thursday report as a beacon of hope.
While global efforts to curb the impact of the virus continue, there is reason to doubt China’s “milestone” claim of no new local coronavirus infections.
1. There are still cases of people reporting symptoms, but China is reportedly refusing to test them.
One patient in China, identified as Ms. Fu, told the anti-communist publication the Epoch Times that her condition deteriorated after officials released her from a “makeshift” hospital. The city has since shut temporary hospitals down, a move which coincided with Chinese leader Xi Jinping’s Wuhan visit this month.
While Chinese officials claim that the hospitals are no longer in high demand due to the purported decrease in cases, some, such as the patient who spoke to the Epoch Times, said people exhibiting symptoms of the virus are continuing to suffer:
Fu said she was not the only patient being released who has not recovered.
After the city announced that all makeshift hospitals would be closed, the Wuhan expo center dispatched a bus to transport patients to quarantine centers. Patients in severe condition were transferred to hospitals. Others who were deemed healthy returned home.
Fu said that she spoke with the roughly 20 other patients on the bus. They similarly had lung damage.
A 36-year-old man who was also at the makeshift hospital where Fu stayed died 36 hours after being discharged, according to Fu.
Simply put, there are no new cases to report if the government is closing makeshift hospitals and refusing to see patients. That could be one way the Chinese government is able to report misleading, albeit blatantly false, numbers and thereby spread false optimism.
This article was posted: Friday, March 20, 2020 at 5:13 am