China Coronavirus – The real numbers!

“Official” numbers up by almost 4000

The so called “official” number of cases of the coronavirus, in the stricken city of Wuhan China, suddenly rocketed up by nearly 4000 to 28,000 as announced on Wednesday 02/05/2020 but other sources put the number way higher than that, the situation appears to be much worse that the Chinese government are willing to show.

The reported governmental numbers posted in the South China Morning Post were supposedly

  • 28,261 confirmed cases
  • 565 deaths
  • 911 cured patients

Who’s lying here?

There is now increasing concern that the Chinese government is not telling the truth about the actual extent or numbers of the coronavirus epidemic. These concerns were further enforced when on Wednesday the Taiwan News reported that the Tencent social media site (like China’s google) had briefly posted the following statistics on Feb.1:

  • 154,023 confirmed cases
  • 79,808 suspected cases
  • 24,589 deaths
  • 269 cured patients

That post was rapidly taken down and the Chinese government’s statistics put up in its place.

Confusing numbers

Those numbers were shown just for a short time before they reverted back to “official” government numbers. Some news outlets are now speculating that the general consensus among most Chinese internet viewers, is that Tencent has two sets of data, IE, the real news and the “official” news.

There have been some misleading and confusing statements from Chinese officials. For instance, on Jan. 29, Chinese CDC leading epidemiologist, Zeng Guang stated to the government run Global Times newspaper, that public health official decisions are based on science, but a government officials have more to consider, they need to consider the political perspective, the issue of maintaining order and stability. They must consider the economy of the country, and also things like the joy of the Spring Festival (Lunar New Year) and the populations’ satisfaction with government actions.

Zeng Guang said, “what we have to say is often only part of their
decision-making” All these misleading and conflicting reports are very troublesome, and in view of the Chinese economy right now it would probably be disastrous if the true numbers were released and this outbreak declared a pandemic, which could very well collapse the Chinese economy, and consequently world stability.

Face mask stocks are being rapidly depleted in China as millions of people are wanting to purchase and wear this protective barrier. In one queue seen on television it was reported that there were over 10,000 people in line to buy a mask!

The virus respects no borders

The coronavirus outbreak has hopped the Chinese borders and is now
rapidly spreading around the world. NHK is reporting that in the port of Yokohama, Japan. Ten more people have tested positive on the cruise ship Diamond Princess and the ship has since been quarantined. That brings the total number infected among the 3,700 passengers to 20 so far. The ship was quarantined at the end of last month, when a man from Hong Kong tested positive after disembarking the ship. Passengers on board the ship have reported that their food is running out and is being rationed by crew.

Around the world

In America the U.S. CDC Preparedness and Emerging Infections Director, Henry Walke told reporters on Wednesday that 178 persons arriving from Wuhan are now under quarantine at Travis Air Force Base in California. They are classified as being at high risk of exposure, and we are requiring them to be responsible and keep some social distancing.

According to Aljazeera there are reported coronavirus cases in 26 countries around the world at this time, but it looks quite certain that this number will only increase. One of the problems with this Coronavirus outbreak is the incubation time of the virus, at fourteen days it is the longest incubation period ever observed with coronaviruses.

Who can you trust?

Isaiah 26:3 tells us that

You will keep him in perfect peace,

Whose mind is stayed on You,

Because he trusts in You.

It really is no surprise that the Chinese government do not want the real numbers or facts to be revealed, after all if this thing gets labeled as a pandemic then they might as well kiss their economy goodbye for many years to come, as no one will be able to trade with them, and without trade, how will they survive? I know that there are many Christians in China and I join along with them in their prayers that this outbreak is stopped in its tracks. Although it is understandable why the Chinese government may lie, and it is also readily apparent that humans without God will inevitably lie, in fact I dare to venture that there is not one government in the whole wide world that has not lied at times, either to its own population or to the rest of the world, and more likely to both.

Man without God is Satan’s own, yes, he owns them, we were all born into sin, whether you are man enough to admit that or not, the fact remains that the ruler (for a time) of this world is Satan, and everybody that is born of a woman (except Jesus) is born into sin and under the influence of Satan their father, the father of lies.

I for one am extremely thankful and happy that God, of His own volition and will, deemed me to be the recipient of His undeserved grace poured out on me the day I first believed in His son Jesus Christ. The scientists in China and around the world are seeking an antidote or cure for this outbreak of Coronavirus, and God willing they may find one, but that will not change a mans heart, even if cured or healed of coronavirus he will still be a slave of his father the devil, there is only ONE cure for our sin and one person who can grant us the forgiveness that we so desperately need and His name is Jesus. John 14 v 6 tells us what Jesus said,

“I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me” What do you think He meant when he said NO ONE?

There is a prayer at the bottom of this page if you want to know a peace that passes all understanding, and a loving savior that will never lie to you, just say that prayer, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.

Till next time

God bless

Andy Thebrit

 

 

16 Replies to “China Coronavirus – The real numbers!”

  1. This is very interesting concerning the deadly virus in China. I follow this virus regularly for updates and come across your report of how many confirmed cases and deaths. It makes you wonder who is telling the truth about the virus and if they are really containing the virus keeping the spread from traveling to different countries.

    1. Jannette, In my 63 years on this earth, i have come to know that all men are liars, what is that saying, let God be true, and every man a liar!

  2. This situation is scary and sad. I read today that the doctor who was the first “whistleblower” about the virus passed away. 🙁 It’s very sad. I do appreciate you compiling this information for us to check out. I sure hope the scientists are able to find a treatment and vaccine soon. 

  3. This is an interesting article about coronavirus, and I read that this morning, one of the doctors who first raised the alarm of deadly potential, has now succumbed to the disease at the young age of only 34. However, I also read some encouraging news about the rush to develop a vaccine and / or effective treatment. No matter what the “real numbers” are, it’s clearly a health crisis that is bringing scientists together from around the world to combat. 

  4. Hi, It’s really too bad that hear about this crisis. . China has enough problems. As it is, without having to deal with this. They have billions people to look after, and that is no easy task. It makes sense that they would want to protect their economy, and downplay the numbers. I’m sure they are thinking about the big picture. in this regard.

  5. Below is my personal opinion on the topic Coronavirus, the new virus that started around the end of January has caught a lot of attention, maybe it’s because of the advance social platform we got. Wherever the number is real, I think that we don’t really need to worry about it as long as we’re not in China. If you’re in China, the government is doing all they could to protect the citizens as well. China has such power to control it from continually spreading. Worst case scenario is when you got the virus; if you got a reliable health immune system, your body should be subtle with proper care. Lastly, I think the media is making more a fuss than the actual virus, don’t need to worry too much.

    1. Interesting, what makes you think that this only started in January, how do we know that it did not start much earlier and was hushed up in view of the trade talks with America late last year?

  6. The Chinese government apparently knows the implications of releasing the actual figures of the this outbreak and as you rightly pointed out, it could mean the end end of their economic prowess. I’m glad you’re a Christian, so I hope we can all join our faiths together and ask our Heavenly Father to help them out in this moment of great distress. Thanks for sharing and God bless you.

  7. Interesting take on the current situation.  There has been so much hidden by the Chinese government in all aspects, not just the virus.  I would be interested to see citations stronger than internet sourcing, but it seems as though no one really knows what those numbers are.  Interesting post none the less.

  8. Hong Kong on Tuesday confirmed the first death of the virus corona. At the same time, the local authorities confirmed three ‘local case profits’. Namely, earned people who never came from China, so most of the border crossings between China and Hong Kong are closed.
    All people who have been in contact with the newborns have been quarantined, and authorities have openly said that the viruses are spreading significantly in the coming days.

  9. Seriously bro! We’re praying that God in His infinite mercy will heal everyone infected by this virus because while waiting for them to find the cure, the lives of those infected is at stake which might increase the death rate in the city of Wuhan. 

    May God have mercy and show up!

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