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China notes … COVID-19 cases and deaths

A security guard, wearing a protective facemask to protect against the COVID-19 novel coronavirus, browses his mobile phone as he secures the entrance of a nearly empty shopping mall in Beijing on February 27, 2020. – The novel coronavirus has spread to more than 25 countries since it emerged in December 2019 and is causing mounting alarm due to new outbreaks in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. (Photo by Nicolas ASFOURI / AFP) (Photo by NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP via Getty Images)

Note: China loses 21 million mobile users in the last 3 months (From “China In Focus” program). Do you suppose that might be related to the COVID-19 virus? Another site from India has a story on the same situation.

Canada has 2792 cases with a population of 37 million, and no one has lost any mobile users.

Is it that the Chinese government is taking away access to mobile phones? Did all these users switch carriers? Or is it that one can’t take one’s mobile to the next life?  Gee, that sucks. What about the contacts?

That is the equivalent of the entire adult population of California having their phones taken away, or worse yet, maybe dieing?

Whoah Dude!!!  Bill and Ted would definitely have something to say about that, but not a peep out of China.

Why did the China stats on the Johns Hopkins site just stop rolling in in mid to late February? Even a best case would project at least 100,000 cases by now, just applying world infection rates, wouldn’t they?

Why has Russia only claimed 495 cases and only 1 death with a population estimated at 145,934,462 people. The Russians are world travelers and have many foreign missions. If the normal demographic statistical methods, using Canadian rates, are applied they “should” have at least 10,000 cases by now … shouldn’t they?

ISS, the only place with an effective travel ban.

Those numbers Johns Hopkins are pumping out on their fancy graphic just don’t seem to match expectations based on rates of infection world wide.

Why are no notes available on the weird numbers? Why does America have such bad stats compared to Russia? Compared to China? This just does not make sense.

Are they really hiding a huge problem?  Are there really millions of cases and hundreds of thousands of deaths in China and Russia? Who knows? But it seems that Johns Hopkins are more concerned with making Trump look bad than doing actual statistics.

Cheers

Joe

Ready Aye Ready, Just another rough patch.

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