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Friday, 3 April 2020

From December Through February, A Whopping 759,493 People Entered The U.S. From China, Report Says

An ABC News investigation has discovered that in the three months of December 2019 and January and February 2020, after the coronavirus had already hit China, a whopping 759,493 people entered the U.S. from China. ABC News reported, “Those travelers from China included more than 228,000 Americans returning home and hundreds of thousands of Chinese nationals arriving for business, academics, tourism or to visit family.”
During the same period, 343,402 people came to the United States from Italy, 418,848 from Spain and roughly 1.9 million more from Britain.
Dr. Vinayak Kumar, an internal medicine resident at the Mayo Clinic, commented, “This is an astonishing number in a short period of time, illustrating how globalized our world has become. Just as people can hop continents with amazing ease, the infections they carry can too.” He added, “I think this was bound to eventually happen. The high volume of international travel, the lack of screening, the inconsistent hand-washing and cough control … these laid down the perfect conditions for a disease to spread. Add that to a virus that is both largely asymptomatic and has a prolonged infectious period, and you have got a perfect storm of factors for a pandemic.”
Dr. Todd Ellerin, chief of Infectious Disease at South Shore Health, stated, “SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, the most disruptive infection the world has seen in the last 100 years, has some features that make it impossible to completely contain.” He noted, “Could an immediate travel ban announced by China have slowed the spread of this virus even further? Likely.”
China did not urge its citizens to avoid coming to America until late February. As the South China Morning Post reported on February 25:  
China has issued a travel warning for the United States, urging its citizens not to travel to the country amid concerns over the global spread of the coronavirus, a move analysts say will worsen already heightened tensions between the two powers. The advisory released by China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday cautioned travelers not to visit the U.S. due to American’s overreaction to the deadly virus, unfair treatment of Chinese tourists in the U.S. and unspecified uncertainties over its domestic security. Although it appeared to be a direct response to a similar step by Washington nearly a month ago, experts and industry insiders said Beijing’s move was largely politically motivated and might not have much impact given the harsh travel restrictions already in place.
As The Daily Wire reported on Wednesday: 
The U.S. Intelligence Community reportedly presented President Donald Trump with a highly classified report last week that confirmed that communist China lied to the world about the number of cases and deaths it’s suffered from the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, which originated in China. “China’s public reporting on cases and deaths is intentionally incomplete,” Bloomberg News reported, according to three U.S. officials that it spoke to. “Two of the officials said the report concludes that China’s numbers are fake.”
Bloomberg News’ report comes after The Daily Mail reported last week that scientific advisers reportedly toldBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the communist China downplayed the true extent of the coronavirus outbreak in their country and that the real number could be “15 to 40 times” higher than what China has reported.
The Washington Post reported: “It is also likely that officials reported lower numbers of deaths from covid-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. Especially once the central government’s propaganda mission to win the ‘people’s war’ against the virus became clear, numbers shifted to achieve that vision. Such shifts would probably be subtle — not hundreds or thousands of hidden deaths, but instead excluding deaths that could be attributed to other types of pneumonia or heart failure, for instance.”

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