Numerous media sources report the United States is now the center of COVID-19. Their reasoning includes the speculation that reported COVID-19 cases in the United States have surpassed those of both Italy and China.
Do you ever wonder what the media decides not to report to make the report more interesting? Well, in this case, it’s the actual numbers. However, in their defense, the media cannot report what is not there. Although, the media could pressure China to continue reporting accurately.
It is in the world’s best interest to know actual numbers to determine if anything is working for the rest of the world to test the treatment to ensure the safety of its citizens.
There was a recent New York Times article the barely mentioned that some individuals are skeptical of China’s infectious disease reporting and deaths. Over a 1,000% increase in cremations in China within the last month alone signifies that the Chinese government could attempt to hide the actual number of deaths from COVID-19.
My viewpoint on COVID-19 numbers is that between the CDC and China reporting inaccuracies with H1N1 and COVID-19, respectively, makes it extremely difficult to compare the diseases. Additionally, it is inaccurate to compare one disease to another or two or more countries with the same virus. This is due to the environment and mutation of any disease, resulting in a different strand of the disease.
Please continue to wash your hands, practice social distancing, and keep affection to a minimum. We are all in this together and we will get through this.
In my next post, I will discuss isolationism.
Until next time...