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US intelligence report: China conceals new crown infections and deaths

US intelligence report: China conceals new crown infections and deaths

A confidential report from the U.S. intelligence community showed that China had concealed the severity of the new coronavirus in its territory.

Three US officials confirmed to Bloomberg that the report was given to the White House. The report concludes that the Chinese government has underreported the total number of new coronavirus cases and the number of people who died of the virus in China.

A new coronavirus outbreak occurred in Hubei Province, China at the end of 2019, with approximately 82,000 publicly reported cases and 3,300 deaths in China. Earlier this month, China announced the first "zero report" of newly confirmed cases in Wuhan.

In comparison, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, there have been more than 200,000 cases in the United States, and more than 4,400 people have died.

However, there is still considerable skepticism about the data released by China. The Chinese government has repeatedly revised the case statistics method, excluding asymptomatic infections for several weeks, and only announced more than 1,500 asymptomatic infections this week.

Many locals in Wuhan said that in the early stage of the epidemic, many patients with suspected new crown pneumonia died at home without waiting for medical treatment, and patients died before they could be diagnosed after they were sent to the hospital. They were not included in the deaths due to the new crown virus.

Chinese social media also showed that long lines of funeral parlours in Wuhan were receiving long ashes to collect ashes, and some relatives of the deceased had to wait five or six hours to get their ashes. Someone calculated online saying,

However, a large number of pictures and videos were deleted shortly after. The Chinese government also banned Chinese portals from reporting related mourning messages during the upcoming Qingming Festival (April 4).

Senator Ben Sasse, a member of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee and Nebraska Republican, pointed out on Wednesday that the U.S. crown has no more deaths than China.

Sasser said in a statement to the Washington Liberty Beacon: "It is wrong to say that the US has more corona virus deaths than China." He also stated: "To protect the regime, the Chinese Communist Party used to lie, Lie and will continue to lie about the coronavirus problem. "

"The Chinese Communist Party is not a trusted partner in the fight against the new corona virus," said Michael McCaul, the chief Republican member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee in a statement on Wednesday. The spread between the doctors and journalists trying to report the truth has now clearly concealed the exact number of people affected by the disease. "

Deborah Birx, one of the leaders of the White House response team, said on Tuesday that China's report had affected the rest of the world in judging the nature of the virus.

The medical community's interpretation of Chinese data is that things is serious, but smaller than everyone expected,she said at a press conference on Tuesday. I think we may have missed tons of knowledge , and now we are watching Italy and Spain.

US Secretary of State Pompeo publicly urged China and other countries to be transparent about the outbreak. He repeatedly accused China of covering up the seriousness of the problem and slowing down its efforts to share information, especially in the weeks leading up to the virus, which prevented American experts from providing help.

The numbers are important, he said at a press conference in Washington on Tuesday. So whether we will save lives depends on whether we will believe what actually happened and have relevant information.

A study published by the University of Southampton in the UK in March showed that 95% of new crown cases could be avoided if China took action three weeks earlier.

The report author Shengjie Lai said that Our research shows that for countries that are about to face an outbreak, it is very important to actively plan a coordinated response and quickly curb the spread of the epidemic in many ways.

Just as outsiders were accused of trying to escape responsibility for the spread of the global epidemic, a Chinese diplomat accused the U.S. military of being the source of the virus.

When asked whether China was disseminating false information about the epidemic, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said at a regular briefing on Wednesday: The Chinese government has been open, transparent and responsible throughout the day and has announced to the world every day. The outbreak data, which has been unanimously and highly affirmed and evaluated by almost everyone in the world except Pompeo and individual politicians in the United States. 

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