Sunday 16 February 2020

Coronavirus outbreak data's reliability

While scientists around the world are scrambling to find a cure for patients with coronavirus outbreak, some experts say Chinese statistics are not reliable. People who are responsible for collecting data don't have the capabilities and don't have previous experience. In addition,  Chinese authorities overreport success and underreport failures. These are the raisons why it is difficult to understand the trend of the epidemic spreading.

Meanwhile, factories in China have closed, as workers have been sent home to contain coronavirus outbreak. And Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong have confirmed most coronavirus cases outside mainland China.
According to President Xi Jinping, the outbreak has highlighted weaknesses in China's response. Highest ranking communist party chief in China's Hubei province has been sacked because of failures to stem outbreak.