According to official World Health Organization data, China has just over 80,000 cases of COVID-19 as of March 12, 2020. Just over 3,100 deaths have been reported since the outbreak began in late December of 2019.
But many skeptics and whistleblowers have come forward to challenge the official narrative. Information slowly leaking out of China questions why the most populous, tightly controlled nation on Earth would effectively lock down its entire country—at a major hit to its economy—for what currently only represents 56 cases per 1 million people, and was much less when the lockdown was started. For many, this has indicated that the situation in China might be significantly worse than what the Chinese government has reported.
One example of official numbers not corresponding with even official records is the case of the February 25th infection toll from Shandong province. The Chinese government reported 775 infections, but leaked internal documents revealed 1,992 infections had been recorded by hospitals.
As early as January, whistleblowers purporting to be hospital workers from Wuhan took to WeChat—China’s WhatsApp and Facebook alternative—to plead for help from the international community. One video which shocked the internet claimed to be from an extremely distressed nurse who overheard Doctors speculating the infection rate was over “100,000.”
Through an undercover investigation, The Epoch Times contacted multiple funeral homes in Hubei province, inquiring about the amount of cremations of coronavirus victims being performed. Between just two funeral homes, a staggering 341 cremations per day were being completed.
One funeral director noted that the amount of coronavirus victims was being drastically underreported by disregarding those who died from the virus in their homes, or outside of official quarantines.
In addition to death and infection tolls which don’t quite add up—coincidences continue to emerge that shock and confuse.
In September of 2019, three months prior to the official outbreak of the COVID-19, a Hong Kong-based Weibo user curiously posted that an emergency drill was being conducted at the Tianhe Airport in Wuhan which was centred around the detection of a coronavirus.
The Weibo user writes that the airport health and safety team detected a “passenger on the inbound flight who was unwell, breathing distressed, and vital signs unstable.” The airport customs launched an emergency plan, and two hours later the Wuhan First Aid Centre reported a clinical diagnosis of “a new type of coronavirus.”
This is not the only bizarre coincidence. On January 2, 20 days before the Chinese Government classified the coronavirus as an emergency in Wuhan’s Hubei province, the Naval University of Engineering in Wuhan issued a complete lockdown.
These details again call into question the origins of the virus, something which has been widely contested. While the official narrative links it to illegal meat being traded at the Huanan wet market in Wuhan, The Post Millennial previously located a research paper published by two biologists at South China University which speculated it may have originated at one of two virology labs located less than 300 meters away from the market. The paper suggested the virus could have been the result of negligence in handling infected laboratory animals.
As the Washington Post begins to report on inconsistent coronavirus data emerging from Iran, the question becomes: Why did China escape the same scrutiny by the mainstream media?