As this coronavirus pandemic continued to spread throughout the world after an apparent outbreak in Wuhan, China, something became very obvious: China had not prepared the rest of us for the horrors that awaited us. Not by a long shot.
The models and forecasts that were created via the data provided by China were jokes. Italy and Spain were quickly blindsided by COVID-19, and New York City was soon to follow.
China’s obvious data manipulation, whether nefarious or negligent, pushed many US lawmakers to begin pontificating on the idea of reparations being owed by Beijing to the rest of the world.
Now it looks like China is trying to sweep their coverup under the rug.
Wuhan, the Chinese city at the epicenter of the global coronavirus outbreak, dramatically lifted the number of cases and deaths late Thursday night after “a city-wide investigation,” state media reported.
Local authorities admitted previous figures had been skewed due to omissions, delays and mistakes.
The Wuhan government said total confirmed infections in the city have been revised to 50,333 as of Thursday, an increase of 325 cases.
The cumulative number of deaths is now 3,869 — 1,290 more than its previous count, confirming the local outlook had been much harder hit than Beijing had previously reported.
The only question now is whether or not China’s reputation is solid enough for these new numbers to even be believed.
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