China keeps lying about its coronavirus cases

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  • Coronavirus stats are crucial to officials and doctors battling the disease. A clear image of the number of active infections is needed to adapt containment measures, reopen economies, and even consider lines of treatment.
  • China announced it tested 9.9 million of Wuhan’s population of 11 million people in just over 2 weeks. Only 300 people were found to be SARS-CoV-2-positive, but all of them were asymptomatic coronavirus carriers, according to China.
  • Asymptomatic carriers aren’t counted in China’s official COVID-19 figures, which is a huge problem.

China has been widely criticized by some but also applauded by others for the way it handled the novel coronavirus epidemic. The criticism outweighs the praise, as the lack of transparency surrounding the emergence of the virus and the decisions made in the first few weeks of the epidemic may have exacerbated the worldwide spread of the virus. Even though China acted with swiftness to contain the Wuhan epicenter, its actions still allowed the virus to escape. While China can’t be blamed for the way other governments like the US handled their own COVID-19 crises, China has yet to provide explanations for the emergence of the virus. The country is slowly trying to change the origin story of COVID-19, and it has been saying that the virus did not come from a lab or from the Wuhan market.

On top of that, China’s coronavirus statistics can’t be trusted, given what happened in other regions. The math doesn’t seem to add up and China isn’t helping. A few weeks ago, the country admitted it was wrong about the overall death count, adding nearly 1,300 people to the official figures. Now, China says it conducted a massive testing campaign in Wuhan, performing almost 10 million tests out of which only 300 came back positive. But China is not counting those positive results towards its COVID-19 stats because these people aren’t symptomatic.

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