China has a VIRUS that is spreading in the city of Wuhan. So far as of today (1-25-2020) there are reported to have been 56 deaths and and 1975 known cases. The story is that the disease originated in the FISH MARKET.
What’s FISHY (bad pun intended) about all of this is that the Chinese government is treating this like a plague that may possibly wipe out huge swaths of the population. The government has locked down travel in and out of the city of Wuhan. They are building TWO emergency hospitals to house thousands of people. Reporting says that 14,000 hazmat suits and 110,000 pairs of gloves have been sent to the city. Just now the Chinese government has CANCELED (prohibited) all Lunar New Years celebration across ALL OF MAINLAND CHINA! ALL major tourist attractions across China have been closed, INDEFINITELY. This sort of response seems suspiciously EXCESSIVE for LESS than 2000 cases.
Just to give an idea of the number of deaths from ONE common disease, in the US about 50,000 people DIE from the FLU EVERY YEAR and we don’t build special hospitals or allocate thousands of hazmat suits. In the 2017-2018 flu season between 80,000 to 100,000 people died and nothing extraordinary was done other than to issue some warnings about washing your hands and getting the flu shot.
The type of response by the Chinese government seems much TOO LARGE for so few cases.
Perhaps WE’RE NOT GETTING THE WHOLE STORY.
There is some sparse reporting that the VIRUS may have come from a breach in the WUHAN INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY which is rumored to actually be a BIOWEAPONS FACILITY.
Makes you wonder if the Chinese government isn’t telling an accurate story. Nah, what reason would they have to LIE?