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Interesting and good news from Wuhan
« on: June 04, 2020, 08:48:44 AM »
From Quartz: when a new cluster of Covid-19 cases emerged in May in Wuhan, the Chinese city where the pandemic is believed to have started, officials vowed to test every resident to head off a potential second wave of the virus. It took a bit longer than 10 days to reach the goal, but the results are finally in—and 9.9 million tests in 19 days is nothing to sneeze at (too soon?).

The good news for Wuhan is that it found just 300 asymptomatic coronavirus cases, all of whom were placed in isolation until they test negative. There were no positive tests among the 1,174 close contacts of the new asymptomatic cases.

While it's tempting to draw all kinds of conclusions from this testing, one that seems encouraging is no spread of the virus to close contacts. Either the people are still practicing effective distancing or other practices to limit spread or the current Wuhan strain of the virus is less infectious, or there is some immunity--or all three. 300 is a suspicious number as is NO spread, but it seems silly to assume the people administering the testing program don't know that.
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Re: Interesting and good news from Wuhan
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2020, 01:54:59 PM »
"....seems silly to assume the people administering the testing program don't know that."   Oh no!  NEVER underestimate the baldfaced mendacity or blank stupidity of leaders who wish to control information.  I seem to remember -someone- saying, something like; "Numbers make us look bad. Keep them offshore on the Ocen Princess."   

...and given: "More than 80 percent of U.S. coroners are elected. Their qualifications vary wildly from state to state — and very few places require coroners to have any medical background whatsoever."   They get to decide who had terminal toe fungus and who had COVID.   

One side wants to hype the numbers - the other suppress them.  It is becoming where you cannot trust c'hit anymore. The Pols love that - they can get away with anything.

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