Subcommittee Chairman Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks as Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee hearing on commercial airline safety, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 27, 2019, in Washington. Two recent Boeing 737 MAX crashes, in Ethiopia and Indonesia, which killed nearly 350 people, have lead to the temporary grounding of models of the aircraft and to increased scrutiny of the FAA’s delegation of a number of aspects of the certification process to the aircraft manufacturers themselves. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
How long have we known that China has been lying about their Wuhan coronavirus cases?
Certainly for months now.
But it appears that MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes finally acknowledging that fact on Twitter.
Hayes admitted that China’s official numbers about their Wuhan coronavirus cases and deaths were likely false.
“This is a a very obvious point and has been obvious from the beginning but as the global picture fills in over time, there is *absolutely* no fricking way China only had 3300 fatalities from this virus,” Hayes mused online Monday night.
“And there’s tons of reasons to be skeptical,” he continued. “Although it’s also the case that their lockdown was unlike anything done anywhere else thanks to an already-developed surveillance state and relentless state apparatus more broadly.”
Gee, ya think, Captain Obvious? He’s just writing about this now?
This is like watching a puppy discover that the puppy he was chasing in the mirror wasn’t another dog. https://t.co/ogPExwWCXL
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) April 14, 2020
Yes, we’ve all known this.
If we hadn’t already known they were lying because they tried to cover-up the virus and disappeared people who were trying to inform the world, stories about the number of urns at funeral homes in the Wuhan area being put at 42,000-46,000 might have told us. Yet, they’re trying to sell the world on the idea that only about 3,000 have died.
If we didn’t already know they were lying, looking at the completely ridiculous graph of what China was trying to sell would tell you that it wasn’t real. We’re supposed to believe that on Feb.12 they had over 14,000 new cases and then there’s immediate drop to less than half, then to no new cases in two weeks.
It isn’t just number of cases, but the trajectory. Basically went from exponential growth to sudden flatlining with barely anything in between. This is inconsistent with any other country that has gotten over the hump and has instead seen much more gradual, extended leveling off.
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) April 14, 2020
But now Chris is trying to suggest he always realized this? Really? It wouldn’t seem so.
We are quite literally doing a worse job of containing the virus than any other country on earth.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) March 27, 2020
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) April 14, 2020
No way – And I would estimate ten or more times that many deaths inside China. Also, 3300 fatalities would not justify the scale of the response and lock down we’ve seen them display and promote. The repeated reporting of 3300 is letting China re-write history.
— Clint Watts (@selectedwisdom) April 14, 2020
So here’s a good question from Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).
Yup. Why won’t NBC report this? https://t.co/hnT1NaSFTQ
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) April 14, 2020
If Hayes actually knew this, why wasn’t he pushing his network to say it? Why has your network been running with the claim that the U.S. has the most cases/is handling this the worst? Why was NBC pushing without apparent question the lie that while we had the most cases, China didn’t have one new case?
NBC bought it. Hook, line and sinker. Well done China. Well done. https://t.co/ziVQTfz92L
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) April 7, 2020
Basically, toting water for the CCP.
Now, China is having trouble as the infection they spread to the world is coming back on them. They are having clusters in various places such as Guangzhou from visitors/Chinese returning to the country. NBC finally did touch upon this today.
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 14, 2020