China Reports Huge Jump In New Coronavirus Infections, Deaths

China Reports Huge Jump In New Coronavirus Infections, Deaths, by Tyler Durden.

The number of cases exploded by 14,840, resulting in a total of 48,206 cases, including 13,332 clinically diagnosed cases:

[Previously] we explained that China on Feb 7 moved the goalposts by changing the definition of the term “infection” and that “going forward patients who tested positive for the virus but have no symptoms will no longer be regarded as confirmed.”

Well, it appears that a few days later, China changed its mind and has reverted to the original definition of “infection.” …

Now you can see an exponential increase from4 Feb to 12 Feb in the above, which I’ve drawn in red.

Likewise deaths (less inclined to attribute them to “pneumonia”?):


Yesterday, Dr. Tedros revealed at a WHO press conference that China had finally agreed to allow a team of international experts to study the outbreak on the mainland. This ended weeks of Beijing steadfastly refusing any international aid as more than a thousand people died in Hubei’s overwhelmed hospitals.

Now, US health officials are complaining that Beijing is still blocking them from visiting China by refusing to allow Americans to join the WHO team traveling to China. …

Uncertain future:

Sounding uncharacteristically pessimistic, Dr. Tedros warned that the outbreak could still go in any direction, suggesting that Beijng’s heroic efforts aren’t really the “model for emerging nations”, as he once described it.

Perhaps we are at the moment where the fantasy world of the  autocrats is about to give way to reality. They can’t control and conceal it. It’s got away from them. Help! The dam’s about to burst.

Let’s see if they get to the “mistakes were made” stage, instead of the concealment, denial, and blaming others that usually happens in communist countries. I’m confident they won’t get to the “I made a mistake” stage.