Is This A Hospital Or A Coronavirus Deathatorium?

Posted: Feb 06, 2020 8:59 AM
Is This A Hospital Or A Coronavirus Deathatorium?

Source: AP Photo/Arek Rataj

We've now seen several images of newly constructed Chinese hospitals. Do they look like hospitals? Bloomberg reports China Sacrifices a Province to Save the World From Coronavirus.

People are queuing for eight hours just to get tested for the coronavirus, said the college graduate, John Chen, who’s 23. His feverish mother is yet to be tested.

“At first I was upset that the hospitals and officials I called for help weren’t willing to do their job, but later I realized that it’s not that they are unwilling to help, but that everywhere is way too short of resources,” he said.

“I don’t blame anyone, because if you grow up in China, you learn that’s how the system works.”

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You can see images in China says death toll hits 563 as confirmed cases top 28,000.

China’s National Health Commission said that as of Wednesday night, a total of 28,018 cases have been confirmed and 563 people have died in the country. There were 3,694 new confirmed cases. There were 73 additional deaths, with most of them in Hubei province.

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Pretty Beds Here

View the photo in FT article WHO expert says China too slow to report coronavirus cases.

The article notes that John Mackenzie, a senior member of the WHO's emergency committee, broke ranks and called China’s response “reprehensible”.

There must have been more cases happening that we weren’t being told about," said Mackenzie.

Previously, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, lavished praise on China for its response.

Questions Abound

  1. Is the world saved?
  2. Is China?
  3. How many have really died?
  4. What about medical supplies?
  5. Are those images of functional hospital or deathatoriums?

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In light of "All but severe cases turned away," do we have an answer for question 5?

This is truly sad.

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