Déjà Vu: CCP Pins U.S. for the Origin of Coronavirus Again?

Author: Justice After All

Date: 09 May 2020

While rejecting any international effort to probe Wuhan lab for possible origin of coronavirus, CCP has exhausted all theories in its propaganda blaming game. Now CCP takes another moronic move to formulate how the virus get started, after it has made a fool of itself by spinning the tale the American soldiers started the virus.

CCTV (CCP’s state-run media) has been circulating the “news” titled “ Coronavirus Florida: Patients in Florida had symptoms as early as January” published on the Palm Beach Post.

This “news” claims that “Florida on Monday night removed data from the Department of Health website that showed 171 patients had coronavirus symptoms or positive test results in January and February, before any cases were announced to the public.”

While reading the article back and forth, one cannot find even one piece of valid data to support the reporter’s theory. There is no comparison of data before and after the so claimed data removal.  While widely criticized for neglecting evidence and praising CCP’s initial coronavirus response, even WHO listed on its website that the first cluster of cases of pneumonia later confirmed as novel coronavirus outbreak was reported in Wuhan, China in Dec. 2019. It cannot be more self-evident that this virus started in Wuhan, China. 

If Florida has removed data of “confirmed COVID-19 cases” in January, wouldn’t this cause data discrepancy in CDC’s database as well? CDC announed the first confirmed COVID-19 case in U.S. on Jan. 20, a man who returned on Jan 15 from visiting family in Wuhan, China to Washington state. Is it even practical to manipulate all database in U.S. or even in the whole world with this level of transparency? Not all countries operate as what totalitarian regimes do!

The referred article made a fatal mistake by equalizing people who reported having “flu-like symptoms” as having COVID-19. It is a common sense that no patient would be diagnosed with COVID-19 without valid testing. Flu-like symptoms such as fever, chills, malaise are not conclusive or specific to COVID-19.  This is the very reason symptoms alone are not a tool for definitive diagnosis in the absence of reliable lab testing. 

Meanwhile, a person can have as many diseases as he or she pleases. In other words, a person tested positive for COVID-19 in March or April has all the rights to experience common flu back in January. It is very absurd to retroactively conclude that this person’s COVID-19 diagnosis in April guarantees the early January flu-like symptoms were not caused by flu virus but only by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). This is as outrageous as stating a person diagnosed with COVID-19 now must have COVID-19 ten years ago because he displayed flu-like symptoms at that time!

This article managed to dodge the critical topic of testing. The reporter ambiguously claims that the 171 people were composed of a group who display symptoms “or” test positive, but not both. How many people out of the 171 were actually tested in January? Were the patients tested positive for influenza, or were they tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) in January? What type(s) of tests were adopted in the claim, antibody, PCR or antigen test? Where were the tests performed and by who? What is the sensitivity and specificity of the test(s), in other words, what are the diagnostic properties of the test(s) used? By whom and when was the data reported?

Fake news found its way on internet and one easy way to burst the bubble is to examine its data. This article fails catastrophically for not only butchering common sense or logic, but also slaughtering the importance of scientific data and the fact of sequential events following a recorded timeline. It is falsified news like this that falls into the favorites of CCP, a con artist of propaganda.

Resources:

Persaud, Chris. “Coronavirus Florida: Patients in Florida had symptoms as early as January”. The Palm Beach Post. Accessed on 09 May 2020.

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