New research suggests China may have prevented 700,000 cases of COVID-19 by locking down Wuhan
Researchers say China's decision to lock down the city of Wuhan may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases of COVID-19 by delaying the spread of the virus.
SHAREWASHINGTON -- China's decision to lock down the city of Wuhan, ground zero for the global COVID-19 pandemic, may have prevented more than 700,000 new cases by delaying the spread of the virus, researchers said Tuesday.Drastic Chinese control measures in the first 50 days of the epidemic bought other cities across the country valuable time to prepare and install their own restrictions, according to the paper by researchers in China, the United States and the U.K., published in the journal Science.
By day 50 of the epidemic -- February 19 -- there were 30,000 confirmed cases in China, said Oxford fellow Christopher Dye, one of the paper's authors."Our analysis suggests that without the Wuhan travel ban and the national emergency response there would have been more than 700,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases outside of Wuhan by that date," he was quoted as saying in a press release.
"China's control measures appear to have worked by successfully breaking the chain of transmission -- preventing contact between infectious and susceptible people."Newsletter sign-up: Get The COVID-19 Brief sent to your inboxThe researchers used a combination of case reports, public health information and mobile phone location tracking to investigate the spread of the virus.
The phone tracking provided a "fascinating" new stream of data, said another of the report's authors, Penn State biology professor Ottar Bjornstad.The time period they studied encompassed two of China's biggest holidays, the Spring Festival and the Lunar New Year.
The researchers "were able to compare patterns of travel into and out of Wuhan during the outbreak with cell phone data from two previous spring festivals," Bjornstad said."The analysis revealed an extraordinary reduction in movement following the travel ban of January 23, 2020. Based on this data, we could also calculate the likely reduction in Wuhan-associated cases in other cities across China."
The Wuhan shutdown delayed the arrival of the virus in other cities, their model showed, giving them time to prepare by banning public gatherings and closing entertainment venues, among other measures.Canadian documents life inside Wuhan: City under lockdown to contain COVID-19 virus
Nearly half of humanity has now been told to stay home to curb the spread of the virus, and lockdowns are rapidly becoming normalized.But when Beijing first shut down Wuhan more than two months ago, the decision was seen as a dramatic escalation in the fight against infection.
With the restrictions in the city slowly being lifted and life inching closer to normal, the question for China -- and other countries around the globe -- is what will happen once movement resumes."We are acutely aware that resident or imported infections could lead to a resurgence of transmission," said another of the report's authors, Huaiyu Tian, an associate professor of epidemiology at Beijing Normal University.Read more: CTV News »
Maybe So good of them! Nearly ev'ryone agrees, these are classic symptoms of ... 😱MASSIVE CCP DISINFORMATION CAMPAIGN[ using fake personae ] cdnpoli bcpoli Save us the crap, China locked down to protect their own people or the Communist Party would have had a major over throw from the people. They allowed flight out of the country to Canada, Italy and Iran. When shut down by the US, they protested hard against it.
As long as you keep posting Chinese government propaganda I will keep posting... Wow wow. You guys are really support China After everything they’ve done to the world wow I guess they got the media as well they must be liberals Still makes no sense how it got around the world this quick may have could have should have is 20/20 hindsight! after all is only flu duh !
Irresponsible. Any news reported from China is...BA BA..... But how many did they cause? 😷 They need to block them again. Their starting it again by their disgusting disgusting eating habits of eating dogs, cats and bats etc. They aren’t even clean. Their habits are filthy. Research indicates China could have prevented all of this if wet markets were banned after sars and they didn’t try and hide COVID19. itschinasfault ChinaLiedPeopleDied BoycottChina
And could have prevented many many more by not trying to cover it up in the early stages New research suggests China could have prevented this whole thing by not hiding the outbreak to begin with and not using the WHO to spread false information. Until the Wahun virus dust clears, the real truth out of China is very obsecure.
Or more acurately, HAD 700,000 cases. coronavirus COVIDー19 Does anyone really believe anything the Chinese say about this anymore. I don’t. Fight back: buy only Canadian when this is over. KungFluFighting They couldn’t even keep it from leaving their country. And did Trudeau learn anything from that? No, open borders, flights arriving daily, while lying to us continuously!
4est2J CTV Desperately trying to give cover to the Chinese. 4est2J O boy! You believe the numbers shared by China? Only 🇨🇳 lies about COVID19 ? MrCheatAtGolf? That's just amazing According to population and density I believe at least 700 million people are protected, because China has 1.4 billion Yeah China lied about this shit and caused the mess we're currently dealing with.
Still they are selling cat, dogs, bets, and other wild animals.... china communist party(NOT CHINESE PEOPLE)hid and lied about coronavirus of its serious consequences...evil china communist party must take the fully responsibility of the total loss in those affected countries, china communist party must be punished immediately!
Whatever they say right now is BS TooLate If China was upfront in the beginning about the virus, all other countries could have acted faster. Now countries like Italy and Spain suffer the worst because of this cover up. Shame on you. So they enacted a travel ban? And now they r open and still eating bats and snakes!!! It’s gonna come back🤬 Don’t eat Chinese
China really has you by the balls CTV Canada's media spreading China's lies. CTVLies ChinaVirus It will be remembered as the TrumpVirus . For the grim obvious reasons. Duhh u think? They hid it for so long. It cud of been prevented of course! No genius has to tell us that!! New research suggest China may have caused all deaths related to the Chinese virus in the world. There fixed it for you!
Funny how a country with some of the worst human rights records we take at their word. The same country that imprisoned the whistle blower and then destroyed the evidence. They knew there was an issue yet allowed flights to and from that province to flow freely. And yet Int'l flights continue to land at Cdn airports, where passengers can then travel across the country as long as they don't show symptoms. Despite warnings about carriers not showing for 14 days. So, even if this is true, it means our Gov't continues to endanger all of us
Come on! Be Better! Stop taking Liberals cash and stop lying to Canadians! It was the bio-chemical warfare lab in Wuhan that the virus got out of, so why wouldn't they lock it down? CTV = propoganda Great spinorama!!! CTV is a blight too!! They’re lying CTV, thought you were a news website not a communist propaganda one
Now do how many they caused... Chinese propaganda published by bought and paid for Canadian MSM. You can't make this schiff up. If only we lived under an authoritarian government eh ... All those people that were warned not to go on March break and absolutely ignored the warning NOT TO TRAVEL have ur brains checked in isolation
Naïve! People Watch this video. But China caused the problem in the first place! China could have prevented the whole god dam pandemic if they wouldn't eat bat shit and locked down their filthy country when this first happened in November 2019. BTW, this kind of news make stupid famous, can CTV stop that?
Does that number include the 21 million that died? This POS Bruce Aylward has his head up the Communist China's ass so far he is their propaganda machine. Aylward is a disgrace to all Canadians. I hope he and his family get this COVID-19. Ask this POS Aylward what WHO is doing to help the sovereign nation of Taiwan? Nothing.
Italy 88 percent of those who have died did so WITH the Virus Not From the Virus What is up with this 👈 Old old research suggests Chinazi may have prevented ALL cases of Wuhan Pneumonia by un-hiding new and emerging cases in December 2019. Not so Fast 👈 And their many weeks of delay to announce the outbtreak to the world is causing 10s of 1,000 deaths and global economic collapse. And you applaud them.
China worshipping lying fakenews hacks China is having a Boxer Rebellion right now, foreigners are being set apart/blocked...the CCP are liars and this virus IMO was deep faked on the people in China and the world to cover a PLA bio attack on the USA and Allies, all with help from Traitors in powerful positions.
Our heroes! Did China write this? Now do how many they caused by lying and hiding evidence? Where's our 2 Michael's . So our government can let them fly over and go on bus tours like nothing happened. boycottChina RESEARCH BY WHO COMMUNIST CHINA...………….? Never forget January 14th, 2020. Imagine how many more lives may have been saved...
New information also suggests that China lied about the number of deaths from COVID19 in Wuhan. No shit Sherlock. This is why I completely blame China. They should’ve shut down that province and not let anybody travel in and out or better yet they should’ve taken further steps and closed down China completely. CHINA IS TO BLAME FULL STOP
And how many more, had they reported it.🤷♀️
Rise in new coronavirus cases in China solely due to infections from overseasAll of the 48 cases were imported, bringing the total number of imported cases in China to 771 as of Monday. There was no reported new case of local infection. jfc. I truly can't believe you people. But hey, China thanks you for all your propaghanda efforts. Yep...They call it the 'LAOWHY' virus...And it's not a joke..
U.S. spy agencies can’t get clear picture of coronavirus spread in China, North Korea, RussiaThe agencies are not just looking for accurate numbers, but also for any signs of the political ramifications of how the crisis is being handled Sure... Yet the media still reports the numbers from China like they’re worth a damn. Because China had shut down millions of cell phones and home lines
Spain passes China in coronavirus infections as world struggles with containmentWith a population of only 47 million to China’s 1.4 billion, Spain’s tally of infections reached 85,195 on Monday, a rise of 8 per cent from the previous day. China stopped counting. This organization is corrupted on every level. Quit spreading FAKE NEWS. WHO is just an arm of the corrupt communist Chinese government.
Japan to ban U.S., China, Europe travellers as coronavirus stokes Tokyo lockdown fearsSurge in infections sparks fears Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may declare national state of emergency
‘No reason to relax yet’: China defends against incoming second wave of coronavirusA total of 3,300 people have now died in mainland China, with a reported 81,439 infections Of course as they are responsible for all this. They have been covering up since October/November and now what, people are dying in every corner of the world. Stop Investing in China! China is Ass-Ho cdnpoli canpoli Exporting plastic faster plus more masks for break outs sneeze guards and a napkin for a six foot nan eating chicken . The rush to cure a virus seems to have been lost on a rush to supply themselves a profit . It’s been handled beetovan
Trudeau vows 'no corners cut' in accepting masks, other supplies from ChinaPrime Minister Justin Trudeau says Health Canada will ensure that all masks and medical equipment arriving from China will be properly evaluated, after reports that the Dutch government recalled over 600,000 faulty masks imported from the country. Quit the BS'ing - this is some of the supplies that we sent them. Fake news MSM. I wouldn't trust China & use these medical supplies. They are probably faulty or contaminated with COVID-19.