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Tuesday, March 31, 2020

China will include asymptomatic coronavirus carriers in its daily figures from Wednesday, its National Health Commission said on Tuesday. Officials said the new measures would help to address growing public concerns about the risks of infection with Covid-19, the disease caused by the virus, brought about by these silent carriers.

Classified Chinese government data previously seen by the South China Morning Post suggested that the proportion of silent carriers could be as high as one-third of those who test positive. The data suggested that by the end of February more than 43,000 people in mainland China had tested positive for the coronavirus but had no immediate symptoms. They were not included in the official tally of confirmed cases.

Chinese hospitals and clinics have had to report asymptomatic cases to local centres for disease prevention and control within two hours of detection. But until now the government has not published numbers for these carriers.

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So China's "official" numbers will now go up by about 43,000. Shocker.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-31 01:44 PM | Reply

"Shocker."

People in the know have always assumed the numbers being reported by the Chinese government were being low-balled to protect the government's reputation and proceeded accordingly. The only people who might be shocked are those that were taking those numbers at face value, causing them to believe that the threat was not as great as it is. It's not necessary to name names, right?

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-03-31 02:17 PM | Reply

The only people who might be shocked are those that were taking those numbers at face value

About a week ago, that was most of the DR Left based on their posts about how well China was handling this.

#3 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-31 02:32 PM | Reply

"About a week ago, that was most of the DR Left based on their posts about how well China was handling this."

You didn't have to believe the numbers from China to acknowledge that China was doing more to handle the situation than we are/were. If anything it has been the right who has been consistently downplaying reported numbers everywhere to characterize the threat as less than it is.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-03-31 02:41 PM | Reply

"how well China was handling this."

No.
Just that they're handling it better than the United States of America.

Your world-view is like a child who still believes the myth of American Exceptionalism.
You really couldn't see through that when you dropped napalm on those kids, huh?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-31 02:44 PM | Reply

"Your world-view is like a child who still believes the myth of American Exceptionalism."

That's not his worldview, he just pretends it is for the ratings.

#6 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2020-03-31 03:10 PM | Reply

No.
Just that they're handling it better than the United States of America.

Thanks for making my point in #3 for me.

Chairman Xi thanks you for your continued support. Well done, I guess.

#7 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-31 03:13 PM | Reply

"Chairman Xi thanks you for your continued support"

Makes no sense bro.
Saying the US is doing worse than China isn't praising China.
It's condemning Trump.

Listen up, RightOCenter, and I'll tell you your future:
In another six months time -- if we're still here -- your Overton Window of how Trump's "initial response" could have been better
Will extend well past today.

Go ahead and bookmark it.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-31 03:39 PM | Reply

What about all the symptomatic people they didn't test - well just because... Have you seen how many urns they started distributing in Wuhan compared to how many people "died from COVID-19"?

#9 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2020-03-31 05:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Saying the US is doing worse than China isn't praising China.

That is not what you said, don't tear your achilles backpedaling.

It's condemning Trump.

That's all you Dolts have, 24/7.

Listen up, RightOCenter, and I'll tell you your future

You haven't been correct about pretty much anything since before September 26, 2005, why should you start now?

#10 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-31 06:14 PM | Reply

"That is not what you said"

OK Boomer.

#11 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-31 06:15 PM | Reply

Have you seen how many urns they started distributing in Wuhan compared to how many people "died from COVID-19"?

#9 | POSTED BY GALAXIEPETE AT 2020-03-31 05:30 PM

Shhh, we have been told not to talk about that.

#12 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-31 06:15 PM | Reply

It's condemning Trump.
#8 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

That's all you Dolts have, 24/7.
#10 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Feeling left out?
Bless your heart!

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-31 06:16 PM | Reply

Oops, sorry Snoofy, it looks like China is not doing as well as you are so desperately hoping they are:

New Chinese county goes into coronavirus lockdown amid fear of second wave

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-01 01:02 PM | Reply

Just that they're handling it better than the United States of America. - Chairman Snoofy

The Chinese Communist Party is grateful to you for spewing propaganda on their behalf.

#15 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-04-01 02:00 PM | Reply

You guys defending Trump are dolts. China Is doing better than us. That's not defending china it's knocking Trump, you know,our imbecile POTUS.

#16 | Posted by Effeteposer at 2020-04-01 02:13 PM | Reply

Rather than nip at my ankles,
Perhaps you'd like to tell me why it's wrong?
I'd say we start with death toll, but that's just me.

Your move, JeffJ.

#17 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-01 02:14 PM | Reply

#16That's not defending china it's knocking Trump

Reread #10 as many times as necessary to comprehend it.

#18 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-01 02:21 PM | Reply

Rather than nip at my ankles,
Perhaps you'd like to tell me why it's wrong?
I'd say we start with death toll, but that's just me.

Your move, RightOCenter.

#19 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-01 02:23 PM | Reply

Your move, JeffJ.

#17 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

Reread #10 as many times as necessary to comprehend it.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-04-01 02:29 PM | Reply

#10 is about... let's see... pretty sure it's about Snoofy.
It's not about the US response, or the Chinese response.

Rather than nip at my ankles,
Perhaps you'd like to tell me why it's wrong?

Why am I wrong, when I say the China is handling this better than the United States?
I'd say we start with death toll, but that's just me.
Your move, JeffJ.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-01 02:32 PM | Reply

I'd say we start with death toll, but that's just me.

Wuhan's death toll could be astronomically higher than the Chinese government has reported, some residents say

South China Morning Post: Funeral parlour report fans fears over Wuhan death toll from coronavirus

Comrade Xi thanks you again for your support.

#22 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-04-01 02:44 PM | Reply

"Wuhan's death toll could be astronomically higher than the Chinese government has reported, some residents say"
Could be.

For now, the official numbers are www.worldometers.info
US 4,606 deaths
China 3,312 deaths

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-04-01 02:55 PM | Reply

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