US, WASHINGTON (ORDO NEWS) — The Chinese authorities, especially the city of Wuhan, where the first infection with coronavirus occurred, deliberately hid the truth about the disease, as well as about the extent of its spread. Only at the end of January did they begin to gradually admit that people die in China due to the coronavirus.
At this time, the infection had already managed to leave the country, and therefore it was not possible to stop the pandemic. This statement was made by Zhong Nanshan, who is a Chinese epidemiologist.
It was he who confirmed the fact that coronavirus can spread very quickly between people. Despite such a statement made on January 18, authorities continued to claim that they had full control of the outbreak.
The doctor noted that the first suspicion of hiding real data appeared after he did not change the number of officially infected people in Wuhan for 10 days. At the same time, the number of infected abroad increased almost several times daily.
It is worth noting that experts from many countries found that back in December it was already known that coronavirus can be transmitted from person to person without problems. At the same time, massive infections in China began in early January, which the local authorities tried to hide.
Today, more than 4.7 million people are infected with coronavirus worldwide. More than 313 thousand people died from complications. Only 1.8 million infected were cured. The United States, Spain and Italy suffered the most from the pandemic, with the largest number of infected and dead people.
At the same time, the disease continues to spread further at an incredible pace, so it’s too early to say that the pandemic will end soon. If the Chinese authorities did not hide the real facts, then, perhaps, it would have been possible to avoid not only the spread of infection around the world, but also the death of a huge number of people.
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