China doesn’t have a great record when it comes to transparency on the world’s stage, and their latest pandemic outbreak seems to bring with it more of the same shady behavior.
The official death toll for this latest, novel strain of Coronavirus has reached over 250 people as of this writing, with many thousands more infected. In one day alone, the number of confirmed cases jumped by almost 2,000, increasing concerns that a pandemic is upon us.
This has forced companies such as Delta Airlines and nations such as the United States to restrict travel to the Far East, simply for safety’s sake.
China has apparently taken offense to this.
Beijing criticized Washington’s order barring entry to most foreigners who visited China in the past two weeks.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced similar measures on Saturday, following Japan and Singapore.
Meanwhile, South Korea and India flew hundreds of their citizens out of Wuhan, the city at the center of an area where some 50 million people are prevented from leaving in a sweeping anti-virus effort. The evacuees went into a two-week quarantine. Indonesia also sent a plane.
The number of confirmed cases in China rose to 11,791, surpassing the number in the 2002-03 outbreak of SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome. The virus’s rapid spread in two months prompted the World Health Organization on Thursday to declare it a global emergency.
The virus appears to carry with it a 14 day incubation period, which has complicated medical professionals’ ability to target the illness in its early stages.Don't forget to Like Freedom Outpost on Facebook and Twitter, and follow our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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