With a country like China, you can't be too sure of the news that is put out. I am pretty certain the death toll is higher than they are reporting. They closed off cities ffs.
That's what I was thinking also, cause like they are legit building a new hospital just for that but the death toll was like 26 in a couple of days. For a population that big this is like as much as people dying from a cold.
It rose to 41 within just a day.
And yeah, if some virus that were such agressive would break out in the western world, there would be widespread quarantines, too, no matter if there had been many deaths or not. The thing is, doctors can see how dangerous a virus is during treatment and can sound the alarm before anybody is dead - but by that time the host has already infected more people, and those some more people, and so on...
In other words, the numbers may just as well be correct, as we don't have any real counter-indications yet. The only thing is that the number of confirmed infections is probably too low, as many hospitals might be diagnosing a severe pneumonia instead and people who may not be aware of the danger might stay at home, as the hospitals are getting cramped and the waiting lines longer and longer.
Hospitals in Wuhan are also reporting that they are running dangerously low on medical supplies, so this could get more dangerous very soon...
Last edited by Bofferbrauer2 - on 25 January 2020