Michael Pillsbury: Dr. Fauci has talked about how he has been on the phone with China over the last two months. A lot of the data we get from the models are based on China’s official data. Dr. Birx has talked about the data coming from China.
Narration: Both America and the world have been reliant on China’s numbers for establishing models for the pandemic. But just how reliable are these numbers?
Caixin wrote on multiple days, trucks delivered 2,500 urns to a government-run funeral home. There are 8 funeral homes in Wuhan. However the total official death toll in Wuhan is only 2500.
Part 2 Where Would We Be if We Knew the Truth?
Host: The Chinese authorities have been suppressing the truth of this pandemic, despite the fact that they themselves don’t even know the full truth. Just like during the SARS outbreak, each local government was under pressure from the top leadership to maintain an image of social stability. Because of this, they reported understated numbers to the central government, and the central government also altered numbers to suit their taste. These are the numbers that are published to the world. China expert Michael Pillsbury said in an interview on fox that the top medical authorities in America all relied on China’s numbers.
Michael Pillsbury: But when we depend on them so much, Dr. Fauci has talked about how he has been on the phone with China over the last two months. A lot of the data we get from the models…Dr. Birx has talked about the data coming from China.
Host: Just how would the world be different if China didn’t cover up the outbreak? I spoke with public health scientist Eric Feigl Ding, He is the Chief Health Economist for Microclinic International.
Ms. Gao: Dr. Deborah Birx said in the White House press briefing that, “When you looked at the China data originally, with 50,000 infected in an area of China with 80 million people, you start thinking of this more like SARS than you do a global pandemic. The medical community interpreted the Chinese data as, this was serious, but smaller than anyone expected, Because, probably…we were missing a significant amount of the data.” So could you tell me what we would have done differently if we knew the true picture of the pandemic, if the CCP revealed all the information at the early stage?