Asia, World Health Organization Under Scrutiny As It Walks China Tightrope Over Coronavirus - Cnn

Asia, World Health Organization Under Scrutiny As It Walks China Tightrope Over Coronavirus - Cnn

WHO's relationship with China under scrutiny due to coronavirus crisis

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15.2.2020

The World Health Organization's position regarding China has renewed a longstanding debate about whether the international organization, founded 72 years ago, is sufficiently independent to allow it to fulfill its purpose. | Analysis by jgriffiths

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Hong Kong (CNN)Sitting alongside Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, World Health Organization director general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was effusive in his praise of the country's response to the coronavirus crisis. "We appreciate the seriousness with which China is taking this outbreak, especially the commitment from top leadership, and the transparency they have demonstrated," Tedros said, in comments that would be repeatedly quoted in China's state media for weeks.This was in late January, after Xi had taken control of the situation due to local officials' apparent failure to contain the outbreak to Hubei province. As the two men met in the Chinese capital, the number of cases was rising, and revelations were emerging that officials in Hubei province and Wuhan -- the city where the virus was first detected -- had sought to downplay and control news about the virus, even threatening medical whistleblowers with arrest. Days later, the WHO declared a global public health emergency, and once again Tedros praised Beijing's response. Read MoreWhile China did act quickly following Xi's intervention, placing several major cities on lockdown and pouring resources into the battle against the virus, it has maintained tight control over information about the virus and efforts to control its spread have veered on the side of draconian. The WHO's praise of China's response have led critics to question the relationship between the two entities. The UN agency relied on funding and the cooperation of members to function, giving wealthy member states like China considerable influence. Perhaps one of the most overt examples of China's sway over the WHO is its success in blocking Taiwan's access to the body, a position that could have very real consequences for the Taiwanese people if the virus takes hold there. The WHO's position regarding China has also renewed a longstanding debate about whether the WHO, founded 72 years ago, is sufficiently independent to allow it to fulfill its purpose.China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs did not respond to questions regarding Beijing's relationship with the WHO. A spokesman for the WHO directed CNN to comments made by Tedros this week, when he again praised China for"making us safer." "I know there is a lot of pressure on WHO when we appreciate what China is doing but because of pressure we should not fail to tell the truth," the WHO director said."We don't say anything to appease anyone. It's because it's the truth."Tedros added that"we are giving qualified recognition and actually my call is, please, let's recognize as a world, as a globe what China is doing and help them and show solidarity." Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Authorities watch as the Westerdam cruise ship approaches a port in Sihanoukville, Cambodia, on Thursday, February 13. Despite having no confirmed cases of coronavirus on board, the Westerdam was refused port by four other Asian countries before being allowed to dock in Cambodia.Hide Caption 1 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker has his temperature checked on a shuttered commercial street in Beijing on Wednesday, February 12.Hide Caption 2 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Beds are made in the Wuhan Sports Center, which has been converted into a temporary hospital in Wuhan, China.Hide Caption 3 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A child rides a scooter past a police officer wearing protective gear outside the Hong Mei House in Hong Kong on Tuesday, February 11. More than 100 people evacuated the housing block after four residents in two different apartments tested positive for the coronavirus.Hide Caption 4 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Relatives of quarantined passengers wave at the Diamond Princess cruise ship as it leaves a port in Yokohama, Japan, to dump wastewater and generate potable water. Dozens of people on the ship are infected with coronavirus.Hide Caption 5 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak The Deneway branch of the County Oak Medical Centre is closed amid coronavirus fears in Brighton, England, on February 11. Several locations in and around Brighton were quarantined after a man linked to several coronavirus cases in the United Kingdom came into contact with health-care workers and members of the public.Hide Caption 6 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A police officer, left, wears protective gear as he guards a cordon at the Hong Mei House in Hong Kong on February 11.Hide Caption 7 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker wears a protective suit as he waits to screen people entering an office building in Beijing on Monday, February 10. China's workforce is slowly coming back to work after the coronavirus outbreak forced many parts of the country to extend the Lunar New Year holiday by more than a week.Hide Caption 8 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Chinese President Xi Jinping has his temperature checked during an appearance in Beijing on February 10.Hide Caption 9 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Photojournalists wearing face masks take photos of a bus carrying passengers after they disembarked from the World Dream cruise ship in Hong Kong on Sunday, February 9. More than 5,300 people were quarantined on two cruise ships off Hong Kong and Japan.Hide Caption 10 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People participating in a Lunar New Year Parade in New York City hold signs reading,"Wuhan stay strong!" on February 9.Hide Caption 11 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A shopper walks past empty shelves at a grocery store in Hong Kong on February 9. China's Ministry of Commerce encouraged supermarkets and grocery stores to resume operations as the country's voluntary or mandatory quarantines began to take an economic toll. Hide Caption 12 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A worker wearing a protective suit uses a machine to disinfect a business establishment in Shanghai, China, on February 9.Hide Caption 13 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers in protective gear walk near the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama on Friday, February 7.Hide Caption 14 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People in Hong Kong attend a vigil February 7 for whistleblower doctor Li Wenliang. Li, 34, died in Wuhan after contracting the virus while treating a patient.Hide Caption 15 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A woman grieves while paying tribute to Li at Li's hospital in Wuhan on February 7.Hide Caption 16 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak The Anthem of the Seas cruise ship is seen docked at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, New Jersey, on February 7. Passengers were to be screened for coronavirus as a precaution, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention told CNN.Hide Caption 17 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A light installation is displayed by striking members of the Hospital Authority Employees Alliance and other activists at the Hospital Authority building in Hong Kong on February 7.Hide Caption 18 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers are seen on the deck of the Diamond Princess cruise ship, docked at the Yokohama Port on February 7.Hide Caption 19 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Flight attendants wearing face masks make their way through Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 7.Hide Caption 20 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers check sterile medical gloves at a latex-product manufacturer in Nanjing, China, on Thursday, February 6.Hide Caption 21 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A woman wears a protective mask as she shops in a Beijing market on February 6.Hide Caption 22 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak This aerial photo shows the Leishenshan Hospital that is being built in Wuhan, China, to handle coronavirus patients.Hide Caption 23 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A passenger shows a note from the World Dream cruise ship docked at the Kai Tak cruise terminal in Hong Kong on Friday, February 5.Hide Caption 24 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A mask is seen on a statue in Beijing on February 5.Hide Caption 25 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak An ambulance stops at a traffic light in front of the Grand Lisboa Hotel in Macao. The virus turned China's gambling mecca into a ghost town.Hide Caption 26 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A dog in Beijing wears a makeshift mask constructed from a paper cup.Hide Caption 27 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Striking hospital workers in Hong Kong demand the closure of the border with mainland China on Thursday, February 4.Hide Caption 28 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak The Diamond Princess cruise ship sits anchored in quarantine off the port of Yokohama, Japan, on February 4. It arrived a day earlier with passengers feeling ill.Hide Caption 29 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A medical worker wearing protective gear waits to take the temperature of people entering Princess Margaret Hospital in Hong Kong on February 4.Hide Caption 30 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical workers in protective suits help transfer patients to a newly completed field hospital in Wuhan.Hide Caption 31 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People wearing protective overalls talk outside a Wuhan hotel housing people in isolation on Monday, February 3.Hide Caption 32 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A man stands in front of TV screens broadcasting a speech by Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam on February 3. Lam said the city would shut almost all border-control points to the mainland.Hide Caption 33 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A colleague sprays disinfectant on a doctor in Wuhan on February 3.Hide Caption 34 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Commuters in Tokyo walk past an electric board displaying dismal stock prices on February 3, the first business day after the Chinese New Year. Asia's markets recorded their worst day in years as investors finally got a chance to react to the worsening coronavirus outbreak.Hide Caption 35 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical workers move a coronavirus patient into an isolation ward at the Second People's Hospital in Fuyang, China, on Saturday, February 1.Hide Caption 36 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Children wear plastic bottles as makeshift masks while waiting to check in to a flight at the Beijing Capital Airport on Thursday, January 30.Hide Caption 37 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers in Hong Kong wear protective masks as they wait to board a train at Lo Wu Station, near the mainland border, on January 30. Hide Caption 38 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A volunteer wearing protective clothing disinfects a street in Qingdao, China, on Wednesday, January 29.Hide Caption 39 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Nanning residents line up to buy face masks from a medical appliance store on January 29.Hide Caption 40 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Lyu Jun, left, a member of a medical team leaving for Wuhan, says goodbye to a loved one in Urumqi, China, on Tuesday, January 28.Hide Caption 41 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A charter flight from Wuhan arrives at an airport in Anchorage, Alaska, on January 28. The US government chartered the plane to bring home US citizens and diplomats from the American consulate in Wuhan.Hide Caption 42 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak South Korean President Moon Jae-in wears a mask to inspect the National Medical Center in Seoul on January 28.Hide Caption 43 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam, center, attends a news conference in Hong Kong on January 28. Lam said China will stop individual travelers to Hong Kong while closing some border checkpoints and restricting flights and train services from the mainland.Hide Caption 44 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers at an airport in Novosibirsk, Russia, check the temperatures of passengers who arrived from Beijing on January 28.Hide Caption 45 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Alex Azar, the US Secretary of Health and Human Services, speaks during a news conference about the American public-health response.Hide Caption 46 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Two residents walk in an empty park in Wuhan on Monday, January 27. The city remained on lockdown for a fourth day.Hide Caption 47 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A person wears a protective mask, goggles and coat as he stands in a nearly empty street in Beijing on Sunday, January 26.Hide Caption 48 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical staff members bring a patient to the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital on Saturday, January 25.Hide Caption 49 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People wear protective masks as they walk under Lunar New Year decorations in Beijing on January 25.Hide Caption 50 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Construction workers in Wuhan begin to work on a special hospital to deal with the outbreak on Friday, January 24.Hide Caption 51 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Dr. Allison Arwady, commissioner of the Chicago Department of Public Health, speaks to reporters on January 24 about a patient in Chicago who had been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The patient was the second in the United States to be diagnosed with the illness. Hide Caption 52 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A couple kisses goodbye as they travel for the Lunar New Year holiday in Beijing on January 24.Hide Caption 53 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Workers manufacture protective face masks at a factory in China's Hubei Province on Thursday, January 23.Hide Caption 54 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Shoppers wear masks in a Wuhan market on January 23.Hide Caption 55 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers are checked by a thermography device at an airport in Osaka, Japan, on January 23.Hide Caption 56 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People wear masks while shopping for vegetables in Wuhan on January 23.Hide Caption 57 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A militia member checks the body temperature of a driver in Wuhan on January 23.Hide Caption 58 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers wear masks as they arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines, on January 23.Hide Caption 59 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A customer holds boxes of particulate respirators at a pharmacy in Hong Kong on January 23.Hide Caption 60 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Passengers wear masks at the high-speed train station in Hong Kong on January 23.Hide Caption 61 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak A woman rides an electric bicycle in Wuhan on Wednesday, January 22.Hide Caption 62 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People in Guangzhou, China, wear protective masks on January 22.Hide Caption 63 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak People go through a checkpoint in Guangzhou on January 22.Hide Caption 64 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Medical staff of Wuhan's Union Hospital attend a gathering on January 22.Hide Caption 65 of 66 Photos: The novel coronavirus outbreak Health officials hold a news conference in Beijing on January 22.Hide Caption 66 of 66Mixing health and politicsThe WHO was founded in 1948 under the auspices of the still infant United Nations (UN), with a mandate to coordinate international health policy, particularly on infectious disease. Since then it has had many successes, chief among them the eradication of smallpox and a 99% reduction in polio cases, as well as work against chronic disease and tackling tobacco usage. .m-infographic--7347515604 { background: url(//cdn.cnn.com/cnn/2020/images/02/11/coronavirus-outbreak-full-coverage.jpg) no-repeat 0 0 transparent; height: 230px; margin: 15px auto; width: 300px; } @media (min-width: 640px) { .m-infographic--7347515604 { float: left; margin-right: 15px; } } But in its seven-decade history, the WHO has rarely been without its critics. They argue that it is overly bureaucratic, bizarrely structured, too dependent on a handful of major donors, and often hamstrung by political concerns. Following his election in 2017, Ethiopian politician Tedros became the latest WHO director general to promise large-scale reforms. The first African to hold his position, Tedros took over following the WHO's self-acknowledged poor response to the 2013-2016 Ebola epidemic in West Africa. The WHO took five months to declare a public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) over Ebola, a delay that"undoubtedly contributed to the unprecedented scale of the outbreak," according to one academic assessment. The failure was blamed in part on the WHO's cumbersome and complex bureaucracy -- it is made up of six regional offices which are only loosely controlled by headquarters in Geneva. Other factors blamed for the Ebola failure include an overstretched and underfunded surveillance team, and political pressure from West African governments unwilling to take the economic hit caused by a PHEIC declaration. Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization, attends a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People, on January 28, 2020 in Beijing, China.But while Ebola may have highlighted those issues, experts had been sounding the alarm for years. In a 2014 report, former WHO consultant Charles Clift wrote that most observers -- including many former insiders -- agreed that the organization"is too politicized, too bureaucratic, too dominated by medical staff seeking medical solutions to what are often social and economic problems, too timid in approaching controversial issues, too overstretched and too slow to adapt to change." "The WHO is both a technical agency and a policy-making body," Clift wrote."The excessive intrusion of political considerations in its technical work can damage its authority and credibility as a standard-bearer for health." Unlike organizations like Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), the WHO does not usually have its own teams on the ground gathering information, instead it relies on data provided by member states, filtered through regional organizations -- a structure that was blamed for the delays in declaring Ebola an emergency. This means that the WHO is only as informed as its member states want it to be. If a country where an epidemic is developing does not share data, there is little the WHO can do about it. 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In an impassioned speech last year before the World Health Assembly (WHA), the organization's annual meeting in Geneva, Luke Browne, the youthful health minister of the Caribbean nation of St. Vincent, demanded that Taiwan be allowed a seat at the table. "There is simply no principled basis why Taiwan should not be here ... the only reason that it is not here now is because the government in Beijing does not like the current government in Taiwan," Browne said. Despite Browne's speech, and the intervention by several other member states, from Belize and Haiti in the Caribbean to the African kingdom of Eswatini and the tiny Pacific nation of Nauru, the proposal to include Taiwan was swiftly struck off the agenda, as it has been every year since 2016. Taiwan is a self-governing democratic island of 23.7 million people off the coast of China. It has never been ruled by the government of the People's Republic, but is claimed by the authorities in Beijing as part of their territory. Beijing blocks Taiwan from participating in many international organizations unless it does so in a way that conforms to the"one China" principle, such as calling itself"Chinese Taipei" in the Olympics. Beijing's exclusion of the island from international organizations does not usually have global ramifications. Health is one area, however, where an effective international response requires that all governments be equally connected and informed. .@WHO, what's wrong with you? First you called us "Taiwan, China," then you changed to "Taipei." You misreported the confirmed cases, & now you call us "Taipei & Environs." Look! Taiwan is #Taiwan & not any part of the #PRC. JW — 外交部 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ROC (Taiwan) 🇹🇼 (@MOFA_Taiwan) February 6, 2020 "Taiwan's exclusion from the WHO leaves its population vulnerable during this crisis -- a lack of direct and timely channels to the WHO have already resulted in inaccurate reporting of cases in Taiwan," said Natasha Kassam, an expert on China, Taiwan and diplomacy at Australia's Lowy Institute."Taiwanese authorities have complained about the lack of access to WHO data and assistance." Similar concerns were raised during the 2003 severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak, when Taiwanese scientists complained they were stonewalled by WHO officials, who told them to ask authorities in China for data about the disease. The issue has global ramifications: Kassam pointed out that around 50 million foreign travelers pass through Taiwan's largest airport every year,"with an expectation that Taiwan would be receiving WHO advice on any public health issue." "Taiwan's healthcare system has been consistently ranked one of the best in the world -- and at a time like this, every country should put politics aside to focus on containing the virus," Kassam said. As coronavirus cases were reported in Taiwan -- which has major business and cultural links with China no matter the discord politically -- the WHO couldn't even settle on what to call the island. Speaking to reporters last month, a spokesman used the bizarre construction of"China, Taiwan;" while a February 4 report flipped it and listed"Taiwan, China," but got the number of cases wrong, relying on data from Beijing not Taipei. Subsequent reports have since dropped the term Taiwan altogether, instead including"Taipei and environs" in a list of affected cities in China. When he addressed the WHA last year, Browne predicted just this type of confusion, saying"we all know that the PRC does not exercise control and authority over Taiwan and cannot be reasonably expected to represent it here." Trapped in the middleJust as Beijing's sway at the United Nations means that Taiwan is likely never to regain its seat there, the WHO is unlikely to reverse course on this issue until Beijing does. While Taiwan's allies have spoken out in favor of it since the coronavirus outbreak began, China has far more diplomatic clout that it can bring to bear. And this is the fundamental problem with the WHO: it cannot treat member states equally because they are not equal. During the Cold War, it was the United States that was seen as having too much influence, leading the Soviet Union and its allies to walk out from 1949 to 1956. The US retains major sway due to its position as one of the largest individual funders of the WHO, as do other major economies such as Japan and the United Kingdom, and private donors like the Gates Foundation. While it has not historically been a major funder, the WHO has praised China's"growing contribution" to global health initiatives. Beyond financial issues, the WHO is also directly controlled by its member states, who nominate and elect the organization's director general and set its agenda. This means the WHO cannot afford, politically or financially, to antagonize countries like the US or China that wield outsized influence over other nations. World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus speaks during a press conference following a WHO Emergency committee to discuss whether the Coronavirus, the SARS-like virus, outbreak that began in China constitutes an international health emergency, on January 30, 2020 in Geneva."If Tedros wants WHO to stay informed about what's happening in China and influence how the country handles the epidemic, he cannot afford to antagonize the notoriously touchy Chinese government -- even though it is clear the country has been less than fully transparent about the outbreak's early stages, and perhaps still is," Kai Kupferschmidt wrote in the journal Science this week. Indeed, had Tedros done so, there would likely have been a raft of articles criticizing the WHO for needlessly offending China at a time of crisis and hamstringing its own ability to operate. Thomas Abraham, an associate professor at Hong Kong University Journalism and Media Studies Center and former WHO consultant, sums it up well:"The WHO, and China too, is in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation." Read more: CNN

jgriffiths He knew the outbreak that;s why he visited WHO asking WHO to be silent. Charles_N_Chao jgriffiths WHO is no more Reliable and it's Biased which can be kept Shut by using Money power jgriffiths Try harder WHO is an accomplice with CCP.When Japan 🇯🇵believe what WHO said,WuhanCoronavirusOutbreak is coming to Japan now.Coronavirus doesn’t seem like a flu or SARS,it’s more serious than these disease.WTO,WHO,The United Nations Organization,how many organizations are controlled by CCP?

jgriffiths Clearly, both WHO and China are working closely. I don't think could make such a mistake with a lot of expertise working there. jgriffiths WHO is blinded by Chinese capital. oasishongkong jgriffiths WHO stop praising China jgriffiths Who would believe that it's independent & not controlled by CCP?

jgriffiths jgriffiths H1N1😏 jgriffiths WHO is corrupt. Period.

China arrests former China Development Bank chairman: mediaFirmer China Development Bank chairman Hu Huaibang has been arrested for suspect... Crooks enterprise Face-Off TRUMPS LOANS ARE THERE ...MAYBE THEY SHOULD MAKE HIM PAY UP..

jgriffiths Great news jgriffiths The World Health Organization’s neutral position regarding China has renewed the need to keep it under America’s heel. jgriffiths Who must be held accountable for the inability and delay to remediate this global wuhan coronaviruse ChinaCoronaVirus epedemic outbreak? Join global petition calling resignation of the WHO Director General for his incompetence. Already 377k signed!

jgriffiths It has, at best, become a principally political organisation. Considering the way China handled everything with the coronavirus, for the WHO to defend it so strongly, goes far past independent. jgriffiths The Wuhan Coronavirus is a flu/cold virus. So far, 14,000 people have died and 250,000 people have been hospitalized during the 2019-2020 flu season in the US, according to preliminary estimates from the CDC...not associated with the Wuhan Coronavirus.

China virus death toll surges on switch to new methodologyThe death toll in China's Hubei province from the coronavirus outbreak leaps by a record 242 to 1,355, and the total number of nationwide infections to nearly 60,000 after the adoption of new methodology for diagnosis.

Confirmed Covid-19 cases top 60,000 as China expands what counts as diagnosisThe Chinese province at the center of the novel coronavirus outbreak reported a record spike in deaths Thursday, bringing the total number to more than 1,300 people globally, as experts warned the epidemic could 'create havoc' in less prepared countries. Another 8k should die within 2 weeks. I hope this ends up being the flushing sound before our civilization disappears down the crapper

China writes off 108 deaths in Hubei, citing double-counting error in provinceFriday's report is the second day in a row the province's data has caused major changes to a nationwide figure. And it adds to doubts many have about the accuracy of the data. Ok. This is getting ridiculous. China is so full of crap. Sure... Keeps changing, changing, and changing until you have the golden graph

Latest on coronavirus spreading in China and beyondHere are the latest developments around the coronavirus outbreak: That’s why I stopped drinking Corona. What is it wilth Communist countries hiding disasters until it spills across their borders? I expect HBO to release a mini-series soon called Chernobyl...I mean Corona. If anyone wants to give a gift of love to HK today. Please help sign this. Last day. Needs 18,500 people ‘s love. Pls confirm your love too. ❤️🌹

Coronavirus cases in China epicenter fall, cruise ship disembarks in CambodiaThe death toll from a coronavirus outbreak in China's Hubei province rose b... Until they get revised. We need a longer trend. Are they actually falling or is the CCP just not reporting as many cases to calm the panic and to avoid the rest of the world sanctioning the fuck out of them for letting this shit get so out of control over some damn bat soup.😒 What are you seriously talking about? Do you think we are so stupid we don't see the numbers each day? Jesus man this is a ridiculous spin



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