Now that the election season is almost over, COVID-19 seems to be less of a death threat to everyone’s Grandma than the liberals made it out to be. While the radical left continues to try and cancel the holiday season, leaked documents from China show that the country mishandled the pandemic through gaps in staffing, testing equipment, three-week delays in test results, and misleading public data. Seems like it is less of President Trump’s fault than the Dems wanted.
117 pages of internal docs from the Hubei Provincial Center for Disease Control and Prevention reveal inconsistencies between what the officials believed and what they reported to the public. The leaked coronavirus data is dated between October 2019 and April 2020, including some reports in a file labeled “internal document, please keep confidential.”
There was one example from Feb. 10 2020 where the Hubei Provincial CDC had publicly confirmed 2,478 new cases but recorded a different number in a file labeled “confidential.” The CDC had actually recorded 5,918 new cases on Feb. 10, with 2,345 “confirmed cases,” 1,772 “clinically diagnosed cases” and 1,796 “suspected cases.”
On Feb. 18, Chinese officials reported 93 COVID-19 deaths, while the documents show there were closer to 196. On March 7, Chinese officials reported 83 new cases and 2,986 deaths, while the documents show there were 115 new cases and 3,456 deaths.
Chinese officials also kept quiet about the severity of the influenza epidemic in late 2019. This led to cases in the country being reported 20 times higher than the previous year. China was battling influence and COVID-19, especially in cities such as Yichang and Xianning.
Medical experts in China weren’t focused on any new viruses because they were still trying to battle the spike in influenza. If this had been accurately reported to the public, other countries would have provided assistance in studying and testing the virus.
China has continued to defend its response to the coronavirus, saying that their government always presented information to the public in a “timely, open and transparent fashion.”
“It was clear they did make mistakes — and not just mistakes that happen when you’re dealing with a novel virus — also bureaucratic and politically-motivated errors in how they handled it,” said Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations.
President Trump has continually blamed China for the COVID-19 mess that they failed to report early on and now documents reveal that he is right. China has been protecting their image over its people and underreporting for almost a year now. This is perhaps one of the most deceptive plans in recent history.
“The reality is that we could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming. What appears evident now is that long before the world learned in December that China was dealing with this, and maybe as much as a month earlier than that, that the outbreak was real in China,” said Vice President Mike Pence in April.
CNN, of all mainstream media networks, covered the story on China underreporting their COVID-19 data after an entire year of preaching case numbers. Perhaps their next story will be about how China recovered without a vaccine. Why doesn’t the fake news talk about that?