Beijing News Outlets Says China is Faking COVID-19 Recovery
As of last Wednesday, the city of Wuhan, China, where the coronavirus and the subsequent pandemic began, reported that no new cases of the virus had been found. For many, this is a sign that the worst is over, that the virus had run its course, and light at the other end of this terrible tunnel is visible. However, considering that the source of this would be joyous news is the communist government of China, this may be less than accurate.
The Associated Press reported, “Wuhan once was the place where thousands lay sick or dying in hurriedly constructed hospitals, the first place in the world where medical facilities appeared overwhelmed. But Chinese authorities said Thursday that all 34 new cases recorded over the previous day had been imported from abroad. ‘Today, we have seen the dawn after so many days of hard effort,’ said Jiao Yahui, a senior inspector at the National Health Commission.”
In addition, the communist nation has reported people going back to work in droves, causing production and industry to pick up where they left off and their economy to grow once again.
But some within the nation have proof to the contrary.
Caixin, a Beijing-based news outlet, tells a much different story and one that shows China to be a fraud.
The outlet says that China is not only not recovering, or at least far from it, but it is lying about everything. According to their sources, businesses are struggling to meet quotas set by the communist government due to the current lack of workers.
But rather than admit defeat and appear to be weak, the government is making it look as though all is well and that production is back up to speed.
And for most companies, this means leaving the electricity and air conditioning systems running, even while no one is working. Caixin says that local managers are using a constant supply of power so that they can report being productive even if they aren’t.
The headline for the article read, “Lights Are On But No One’s Working: How Local Governments Are Faking Coronavirus Recovery.”
According to the outlet, “Leaving lights and air conditioners on all day long in empty offices, turning on manufacturing equipment, faking staff rosters and even coaching factory workers to like to inspectors are just some of the ways they helped manufacture flashy statistics on the resumption of business for local governments to report up the chain.”
After all, any company that has machines running and the lights on must be in business, right?
And to Chinese officials, it’s these numbers and statistics that really matter. China, being the nation where the pandemic originated, needs to redeem itself. As one of the largest and most economically advanced countries in the world, they cannot afford to lose their hard-earned reputation.
China has already joined with its allies like Iran and Russia to purport the idea that coronavirus didn’t begin in China and instead was started in America. Early whistleblowers of the virus in China were punished, silenced, and then covered up.
And the disinformation has run rampant. Naturally, Trump-hating, liberal backed mainstream media in the US has been more than happy to jump on that bandwagon and blame the President.
But reports, such as the one from Caixin and information gathered by sources both within the US and China, indicate that if China had taken the threat of the virus to heart instead of covering it up and then lying about it for weeks, the world would not be dealing with the pandemic. Or at least the number of those infected and killed by it would be far, far less.
Axios reported, “A study published in March indicated that if Chinese authorities had acted three weeks earlier than they did, the number of coronavirus cases could have been reduced by 95% and its geographic spread limited. This timeline, compiled from information reported by the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the South China Morning Post, and other sources, shows that China’s cover-up and the delay in serious measures to contain the virus lasted about three weeks.”
It is believed that the supposed “recovery” of the nation is to show the world that they have done well in taking care of the pandemic. Axios says, “China is now trying to create a narrative that it’s an example of how to handle the crisis,” when it was their corruptness that started it.
And so the lies continue.