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China virus epicenter Wuhan raises death toll 50%

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Who believes this ?

More like there is about 3 zeros missing of any figure these people say.

If they say 1 you can bet it was 1,000.

If they say 1,000 you can bet it was 1,000,000.

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Given the experiences in other countries, we can be pretty certain that the numbers are still massively under-reported. Given that there was initially no awareness of the virus, it would have spread even more rapidly than in Europe and the US.

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and if you believe this sudden transparency by china, then i have a bridge to sell you in odaiba.

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Who ever believed the figures (or any statistics on anything) given out by the Chinese Government?

By the way I have a cut price deal I can offer you on a bridge in London!

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When this was initially getting started the only data we had was the data coming from China. Now that we have data coming from other countries all Chinese data should just be ignored.

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The test kits produced in China have also proven to be ineffective or extremely limited in accurately identifying cases. Even PCR testing in the West is still way too insensitive. Even if they are trying to make an honest assessment, bad science is bad science. And it is as scary as bad government.

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It’s anybody’s guess when China is lying or not, but one thing’s for sure and that is China should pay a very heavy price for its recklessness and deception. If not, then the global community needs to rethink its relationship with China.

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I do not trust ANY information coming from China.

China can as well say there was no corvid-16 infections or deaths or whatever they wish say.

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"corvid-19"

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Don't trust any government. X2 for the CCP.

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It isn't just China. Trump is trying to make things look better than they are, for his own benefit.

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Just pls use common sense, Why would a country wants to create a virus like this ???. Over the years, we have witness only one liar that is TRUMP. It is time, he disappear, can anyone imagine , how many lives & families , he had destoryed ???. WHO is telling the truth because they have nothing to gain. One only attack when one is small and the real BIg one is beyond his reach.

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By the way I have a cut price deal I can offer you on a bridge in London!

That knock off ain’t worth whatever you’re asking. The predecessor is now in Lake Havasu, Arizona.

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TARA TAN KITAOKA:

Just pls use common sense, Why would a country wants to create a virus like this ???.

I do not know if anyone wants to create a virus like this. (Although I would not put that beneath the CCP; clearly human lifes to not matter to them.) But research on deadly viruses is being done in many places, and research on Corona viruses in particular at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

WHO is telling the truth because they have nothing to gain.

Oh really? It seems to me corrupt officials like Dr Tedro Adhanom Gnebryesus and Bruce Aylward have to gain a lot of perks from China, when you consider their frequent trips to Peking and their political statements about issues like Taiwan. The WHO should be quaranteened until it rids itself of the CCP virus.

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I have no idea what happened in China. All I can say is that in my country it is transparent chaos and we can call our leader an orange idiot and not be sent to life in prison, therefore, I tend to trust the numbers in open societies.

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I would rather trust what the door-to-door sales people said than trust the figures given by Xi Jinping and his dishonest, corrupt, and unethical government.

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Reckless:

All I can say is that in my country it is transparent chaos and we can call our leader an orange idiot and not be sent to life in prison, therefore, I tend to trust the numbers in open societies.

You´d be lucky if you´d only sent to prison if you say something wrong about the president-for-life Winnie Puh in the workers paradise of China. If you are healthy, you might your kidneys, liver other other parts separated the rest of you and sold on the organ market.

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I do not know if anyone wants to create a virus like this. (Although I would not put that beneath the CCP; clearly human lifes to not matter to them.) But research on deadly viruses is being done in many places, and research on Corona viruses in particular at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Spare is the conspiracy theory at which you are hinting.

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Chip Star:

Spare is the conspiracy theory at which you are hinting.

What? I am not hinting at anything. The research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology is not a secret; their website is online, as are plenty of their research papers. (Of course, to find the papers papers written by the several Corona virus researchers who suddenly disappeared, you have to go to the Wayback machine.)

Seems to me your "conspiracy" is entirely in your mind.

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And one wonders why a certain failed businessman and third-rate reality TV host continues to give this regime his business and has his clothing line made in Chinese sweatshop factories...cheating US textile workers out of jobs...

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/donald-trump/trump-event-touted-made-america-goods-lot-his-merchandise-couldn-n893656

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WilliBToday  07:38 pm JST

TARA TAN KITAOKA:

Just pls use common sense, Why would a country wants to create a virus like this ???. 

I do not know if anyone wants to create a virus like this. (Although I would not put that beneath the CCP; clearly human lifes to not matter to them.) But research on deadly viruses is being done in many places, and research on Corona viruses in particular at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

Dumplings repeating the new Faux conspiracy theory, what a surprise!!!!

Hannity went after WHO and no surprise Donny started parroting it. How long before he catches this one....

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ulysesses:

Dumplings repeating the new Faux conspiracy theory, what a surprise!!!!

What is a dumpling and what is the "Faux conspiracy theory"? Sorry, I am not up to date on the latest slang in your bubble. Can you write in English?

Hannity went after WHO and no surprise Donny started parroting it. How long before he catches this one....

Everybody who has been paying at least little bit of attention should go after the WHO. And that includes you.

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Well Wuhan is in a tough spot. In the US you get 1200 bucks for your trouble, Japan graces you with 100000 yen, and in Wuhan you get a case of rat/bat soup.

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Just like the list of symptoms (and treatment protocols) of Covid19 have changed as it went from being a 'flu like illness' to something that doctors, nurses, technicians, diagnotistians, and statisticians have learned a lot about, so too has what should and should not be counted as a Covid19 case, and counted as a Covid19 death.

And EVERY country is going to be revising its numbers on both those things, usually upwards (those who switched to the 'presumed positive' standard as enough data had been gathered and analyzed to do so when they did might have set their criteria for the presumption in a way that includes lots of non Covid19 flus and colds and pneumonia in their data, and as the knowledge base expands and evolves, their numbers will drop as the raw data gets put through analysis based on the more informed criteria)

Not that the folks who WANT to find a way to blame or demonize China and/or the WHO will care, or revise their opinions as the Japanese, and American (and Canadian) counts get revisited and revised based on NEW knowledge gathered in the 6 months before someone first suspected that some of the flood of flu cases they were seeing weren't quite the same. No, they'll dismiss, ignore, or assign a benign motive to that, while remaining absolutely committed to their prejudices and racism that cause them to see the same revisiting and revision by China as proof of an evil motive.

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What? I am not hinting at anything. 

You’re hinting that conspiracy that this virus escaped or was released from that lab. Why else mention the lab?

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This is just ridiculous, who believes anything they say anymore? People criticise their artificially low numbers, which made a lot of people underestimate the danger involved and then they, "oh, sorry we forgot to add another 50%, all fixed now, okay?"

Of course it's not okay and of course the number's higher, they're just trying to defend their slow response to their citizens, who are unable to challenge the lies without ending up in jail, or worse.

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 Sorry, I am not up to date on the latest slang in your bubble. Can you write in English?

Time to brush up on your knowledge and English skills.

Everybody who has been paying at least little bit of attention should go after the WHO

They should be going after the person who said the virus will disappear in April like a miracle.

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China and its brutal dictatorship, the Right Wing nutters with their dreams of turning America into a dictatorship.

Wonder who’s worse...

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China and its brutal dictatorship, the Right Wing nutters with their dreams of turning America into a dictatorship.

Both the left and right in America want to turn that place into a dictatorship.

Its about libertarianism baby!

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You´d be lucky if you´d only sent to prison if you say something wrong about the president-for-life Winnie Puh in the workers paradise of China.

That's because it's an authoritarian regime, has nothing to do with the workers.

Ask those unfortunates who work for Ivanka's companies.

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Both the left and right in America want to turn that place into a dictatorship.

No.

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Simpletons don't understand complex processes. They can only do the simplest thing: lie.

Science is investigation, exploration, confirmation, and requires time and knowledge.

No one asks fools to understand numbers, because fools are fools.

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Woah....well...China...That's not good. That skews data massively.

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American should worry about the US fail response to virus, not China

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Even though real cover-ups are nearly impossible to maintain for long, The CCP tries to delay the release of "revised" figures while public/media attentions are minimal or away. The story above is good in case.

Not to mention, much of their statistical info is prescriptive and politically motivated. When Xi or other top leaders "decide" that there won't be no new case in Wuhan, it MUST always be zero case reported.

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My Chinese gf’s parents in China told us China has stopped testing..

Regarding numbers, the educated Chinese don’t believe the government’s news.

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@Ah_so Yeah, that’s a very good point. I mean I know that the Chinese government isn’t exactly the best source of reliable information, but considering the fact that numbers were being on the reported in Western countries as well, although for different reasons, it really puts this whole thing in perspective.

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Wuhan metro area is 19M people with over 8M in the city. The death count is much higher than the 3,869 claimed. I bet China will keep their count about 20% below whatever NYC counts. Though 25M cell phones plans have disappeared since December in China and cremation urns have been ordered there. A single funeral home received 2500 urns daily for two days. Another received 3500 urns. So that's 8500 in 2 funeral homes in Wuhan. NYC (also 8M people) has about 80 funeral homes ... so There were under 14K cremations in Wuhan in the last quarter of 2018, for reference. Why would just 2 funeral homes need 8500 urns? https://time.com/5811222/wuhan-coronavirus-death-toll/

In the US you get 1200 bucks for your trouble

If only it were that simple. The IRS never gets lucky thanks to Congress and exceptions.

I have doubts that I'll see a penny due to my unusual tax situation, though in 2019 I'm well under the income limits. We shall see.

Single working people with W-2 withholding earning under $75K AGI in IRS Tax lingo) should get paid automatically. Progressive phase out to $0 at $99K AGI. If you are single and earn $99,001, you get $0.

Joint tax filers w/ $150K AGI get $2400 with a progressive phase out $0 at $150k, i.e. married couples, both working.

Heads of households w/ $112.5K AGI get $1200 with a progressive phase out ($0) at $136,500. That's basically a single earning household with multiple people living there.

If you have kids, add $500/ea.

The average salary for someone in SF is $96K/yr, so about 50% of the people in SF won't see anything, though $96K there doesn't go as far as $50K would in most other states. There are all sorts of different costs of living around the world.

$2400 won't cover 2 months of our ObamaCare Insurance when before it would have been 8-10 months. I always have to come back to our largest monthly bill to understand what money means.

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oh yeah? really.

I'd rather be allowed into Wuhan, to ask the people of WuHan themselves, rather than rely upon dodgy CCP statistics.

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Please everyone, lets agree on one thing: CCP and Chinese are different "Species".

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Please, lets us all wash our hands off the CCP - and eradicate that virus for the sake of the Chinese.

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Don’t be fooled again. If all of a sudden Tokyo gets zero infections for four days, would you believe it? That’s what China did in March - zero infections for four days - and their numbers were worse than Tokyo.

Denial is one response. Deceit is another.

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Why would a country wants to create a virus like this ???

First of all, just about everyone here acknowledges that China CCP is a brutal dictatorship that lies, covers up, not to be trusted, is diabolical and machiavellian in their methodology, and known to kill millions of its own people without remorse.

It is no secret that the Chinese CCP wants to dominate the Pacific region economically, ideologically and control the markets and be a global superpower. Imperial Japan tried to do the same back in the 1930s but made the mistake trying to do so militarily and the result was total defeat and destruction to Japan in 1945. This fact has not gone unnoticed by the CCP.

China has been successful in dominating many industry markets by being the primary supplier of goods and services ranging from textiles to machinery to electronics to pharmaceuticals, etc. With its Belt and Road Initiative, it aims to control supply lines and infrastructure throughout the world. And in doing so it is working toward becoming a global superpower to surpass and displace the U.S.

But China has not yet been successful in displacing the U.S. and its allies as a global superpower. They know it can't be achieved through military force.

The CCP (along with DPRK and Russia) has been keeping notes of the effect the COVID-19 has on the world, e.g. disrupting industries and workforce, creating havoc to other countries' economic system, killing and instilling fear in people.........all performed without resorting to weapons of destruction and at same time appearing peaceful.

What better way to achieving a "Pearl Harbor" surprise attack on the world and creating economic havoc and fear via germ warfare. The COVID-19 is a test for things to come and testing of the feasibility of waging germ warfare.

Many here will dismiss this as conspiracy, but you can't dismiss CCP's ideological and global aims as "conspiracy". You can't deny the fact the virus originated in Wuhan and the existence of a virology lab in Wuhan as conspiracy either. You can't dismiss CCP's behavior and hesitancy to immediately notify the world of the virus, manipulating WHO, suppressing news internally, infecting thousands of their own people to the virus and allowing them to travel abroad during the Chinese New Year celebration while unwittingly infecting the world as conspiracy,

Also, the fact that this virus is unlike any previous known virus also raises suspicions.

Finally, given the CCP and their way of doing things, i.e., using whatever means to justifying the ends, they wouldn't hesitate to utilize something like germ warfare to achieve their ultimate goals.

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YrralApr. 17 11:22 pm JST

American should worry about the US fail response to virus, not China

.50 RMB has been deposited to your account, thank you for your patriotism comrade

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