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Asia Is Lying

The more a country seems to remain immune to the coronavirus, the more it needs to be doubted...

Babak KHANDANI
Wednesday 24 June 2020

For over two months now, the coronavirus death-counter in China has been stuck at 4,634. Since then, the world’s most populous country, where the pandemic began, has fallen in the world rankings to 21st place in terms of infections (83,430 cases) and 18th in terms of deaths. At this rate, even Greenland will soon overtake China. Impressive, isn’t it?

No.

In our pseudo-scientific age, numbers and statistics are truths in themselves. It is sufficient for any organization to publish any data to be taken up as the gospel word and repeated indiscriminately. These repetitions simply amplify the pseudo-truths of the initial ineptitude to the point where challenging them would be like challenging the laws of physics.

As far as I am concerned, fortunately God has given me a brain and put a certain amount of intelligence into it in order to refuse accepting anything that contradicts the rules of logic and the laws of nature, no matter how much the Lord Himself says so.

Either the Chinese and other Asians have found a cure for COVID-19 and are keeping it jealously to themselves, or they are suffering the consequences of the epidemic just like others: there is no mystery and no miracle. The natural laws of this epidemic having a very high transmission rate (4.5≤R0≤7.2 compared to 2.2 for an ordinary flu) mean that sooner or later a huge majority of people (some models predict 80%) will inevitably be infected. Of these, 1-5%, depending on the country, will die. Aggravating factors are secondary conditions (age, chronic diseases and obesity) and hospitals’ capacity. Containment will not reduce the rate of contamination, rather it will spread it over time, thus reducing the burden on hospitals. At best, containment will only halve the number of deaths.

The statistics published by China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Thailand [1] and all Asian countries are irrelevant and even laughable. I include Japan [2] and South Korea in this.

According to the dynamics of COVID-19, at least half of the Chinese population has already been contaminated (≈750 mln people), and in the best cases, there have been more than 7 million deaths.

Some object that such a huge number of deaths could not be concealed. I would argue that of course it could and what could be easier. Ordinarily, 850,000 people die every month in China. The country has very easily the capability to treat 3 times that quantity more, that is 2,550,000+850,000= 3,400,000/month, scattered in 21,000 cities and 550,000 villages of the country.

The media and journalists who repeat and relay the lies of the Chinese are obviously guilty: either of stupidity or criminal complicity.

The communist states are above all enormous machines of manipulation through disinformation. For the last 30 years, the mistake has been to believe that China is not a communist country. ■


[1At the end of March this year, the King of Thailand took refuge in a luxury hotel in Germany, in the company of his harem of 20 wives and his entire suite. Officially, at that time, his country had only 1,524 cases of infections and just 9 deaths, while Germany was among the first 5 or 6 hit (in terms of cases). If his country was so spared, why did the King flee it to isolate himself in one of the most affected countries?

[2The disastrous management of Princess Diamond liner by the Japanese authorities is yet another reason to doubt Japan’s supposedly exceptional ability to properly handle the pandemic.


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