China Revises Wuhan Coronavirus Death Toll By 50% After Coverup Backlash
China raised its total mortality account for the coronavirus in the city of Wuhan on Friday by more than 50%, suggesting that the nation’s leaders realize the existing official casualty counts are widely discounted by the global community.
Nearly 1,300 deaths were added to the existing fatality total of around 2,600, leaving Wuhan’s coronavirus fatalities at 3,689.
There’s still considerable reason to be skeptical of the figures that China has released on causalities in Wuhan and nationally, even after the revision. China is the world’s most populous country, and being the first country to suffer from the outbreak, it’s only reasonable to assume it suffered an even greater mortality rate than nations such as Italy and the United States.
The country’s official statistics still place China well below other countries in mortality rate, both per capita and numerically. President Donald Trump rejected insinuations that China’s casualty counts are accurate and truthful during Friday’s Presidential press briefing.
“Do you really believe those numbers in this vast country called China, and that they have a certain number of cases and a certain number of deaths; does anybody really believe that?”
According to the dubious statistics, the city of Wuhan has incurred just over 50,000 cases of coronavirus in total, a figure that represents 60% of China’s total coronavirus cases.
China experts have concluded that the ultimate aim of coronavirus containment for the Chinese Communist Party is to protect its image in the world. Unnamed sources affiliated with the intelligence community have concluded it’s all but certain China’s official casualty count from the virus is severely underinflated.