As the death toll tops 2,000 and an announcement was made that the quarantine of the DiamondPrincess cruise ship failed, WHO is also claiming that the coronavirus’ spread is slowing. Over 75,000 people have contracted the virus so far, and that’s if the numbers China is releasing are factual.
According to a report by The Blaze, some people have begun questioning the effectiveness of the quarantine process after an additional 88 passengers on board the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked in Yokohama, Japan, tested positive for Coronavirus Tuesday. At the time of this writing (these numbers could be higher now), 542 of the 3,711 passengers and crew had tested positive for the infection.
The coronavirus epidemic topped two benchmarks on Tuesday, according to new numbers released by Chinese officials. With the 136 new deaths and 1,749 new cases reported, the global death toll of the virus climbed above 2,000, and the total number of confirmed cases rose to more than 75,000. The majority of the cases have still been in mainland China.
While this outbreak has proven to be less deadly than SARS so far, the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that the spread is slowing. They are using the numbers given by the Chinese government to reach that conclusion.
About 2% of cases of the novel coronavirus are fatal compared to 10% of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) cases, said WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus.
More than 80% of patients infected with the respiratory illness experience mild symptoms and recover while 14% experience severe symptoms such as pneumonia, Dr. Ghebreyesus said, citing a Chinese paper published Monday that studied more than 44,000 patients. –Washington Times
Others say this could be just a bunch of bogus numbers meant to calm the masses and keep them from finding out just how widespread this virus has become. The Chinese government hasn’t exactly proven themselves to be trustworthy when it comes to this virus, as the censor everyone and everything that dares question the accuracy of their data.
The coverup started from the very beginning too, so China has only doubled down on its grip on what information people are privy to.
Twenty-five other countries, including the United States, have reported close to 800 cases. The states now have 29 confirmed cases, since two charter flights dropped off 14 American evacuees from a Japanese cruise ship in California and Texas Sunday and Monday.