- Jan 12, 2010
I broadly agree however given the initial response from the local government in Wuhan, I have less trust in the provincial governments than the central government.Aside from the health issues we know there will be delays of goods shipments out of China now with Chinese New Year being extended to February 2nd and government offices closing thru to February 9th. These dates may get extended depending on what happens over the next few days.
Thanks Quickstatus for putting this virus into perspective. It is possible that China is not currently reporting true numbers of cases as the news is released from Beijing rather than the provinces where the cases are being treated.
It may well be that it's just taking a long time to get samples, tests processed and results back. The real numbers could easily be in the tens or hundreds of thousands. The real question for me is how severe are the symptoms across the demographic.