From the very start of the COVID-19 outbreak, we’ve had to deal with China’s secrecy. The communist state hid news about the disease. Even now, we can’t be sure about where the disease came from or just how it’s impacting their country. But matters get even worse, as Trump officials call out the Chinese government, saying their official numbers are impossible.
As the disease spreads around the world, reaching big numbers of infected everywhere, China’s numbers have stayed the same. Over the last few months, they haven’t budged from around 80,000 positive cases and 4,000 deaths. How is that possible?
We’ve seen how quickly this virus spreads. In Europe the cases are through the roof. Here in the United States, with roughly 980,000 cases currently, we know many more caught it and recovered. Everything we’ve learned about this disease is that it spreads rapidly, like the flu. And that lockdown measures don’t seem to do much to stop it. (Fortunately, it appears far less deadly than many predicted.)
With a population of 1 billion, it seems unreasonable that China’s cases are so low. Add to the fact that the number has stayed around 80,000 for months, you wouldn’t be blamed for thinking something’s fishy going on. Now, Trump’s administration is saying the same thing.
A Trump administration official has reportedly told Fox News that the coronavirus numbers that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has reported are so underreported that it is “arithmetically impossible” that their numbers are accurate…
The official told Fox News that the exact number was not currently known, adding, “we do know the about 80,000 infections and 4,000 deaths as reported by the Chinese Communist Party propaganda are not even remotely close.”
The officials pointed to funeral homes in Wuhan that have reportedly been operating non-stop during the pandemic, which originated in Wuhan.
During a single 13-day period, officials estimated that “a lower-end total tally of 45,500 corpses incinerated and returned to their families.” [Source: Breitbart]
According to the Trump administration, China’s infected number could be 50 times higher than reported. That’s closer to 4 million infected. They point to the suspicious number of funerals being processed by Wuhan funeral homes. Some have been operating non-stop since the outbreak.
Yet China claims they have the situation under control.
Do they have treatment we don’t know about? Are they using some kind of magic strategy that stops the spread of a disease? Not that we know of.
From the beginning, China has lied about this situation. It should come as no surprise that, as the world suffers, they continue to hide the truth.
China desperately wants to shirk the blame for this crisis. As cases mount worldwide, it becomes more and more clear that the communist nation must be held accountable. Why else are they denying reports that the disease came from a lab?
Admitting their cases are much higher than reported would only further prove they are responsible for this outbreak. It would add fuel to the fire that they must repay the world for this pandemic.
Right now, numerous American lawmakers are mulling plans to hold China accountable. Some plan on passing bills that will move much more manufacturing back to America. Others are developing a plan that will allow Americans to sue China over their losses. And yet still more are demanding sanctions as a way to get China to pay us back.
Why wouldn’t China try to lie to prevent these repercussions? If that’s what the United States is planning, imagine what European, Asian, or South American countries will do? What if the combined force of all the world’s global leaders slam China over COVID-19 (and they should)? China would have no choice but to pay up.
Naturally, they’d rather lie than do that.