On Tuesday, NBC News trumpeted China’s apparent triumphant success in its battle against the novel Wuhan coronavirus as it prepares to lift lockdowns implemented in the Hubei province with no new deaths reported by the communist state.
“U.S. reports 1,264 coronavirus deaths in over 24 hours,” NBC News tweeted. “Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new coronavirus death was reported.”
U.S. reports 1,264 coronavirus deaths in over 24 hours.
Meanwhile in China, where the pandemic broke out, not a single new coronavirus death was reported. https://t.co/ooXkR9X2L5
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 7, 2020
That’s big news if it’s true, but it’s not.
Since the start of the first outbreak in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the communist regime has lied in every aspect of the crisis including its origin, silenced whistleblowers who sounded the alarm, hid crucial information from global health experts, and pushed the World Health Organization into lying about the nature of the virus itself.
Considering the mountain of evidence to discredit China’s claims, Federalist Senior Contributor Helen Raleigh asked two weeks ago, “Why On Earth Should Anyone Believe Communist China’s Coronavirus Statistics?” “Many Chinese people, including some journalists who work for state media, simply don’t buy the government’s lies anymore,” Raleigh reports. This was before new reports emerged from U.S. entities solidifying doubts about the communist party’s numbers showing progress on the virus.
Last week, Bloomberg News reported that a classified brief delivered to the White House from the U.S. Intelligence community charged China with fabricating its pubic figures on the virus.
Around the same time, estimates released by the U.S. government-funded non-profit Radio Free Asia provided fresh insight on the true death toll attributable to the disease in Wuhan where the virus began. While China has claimed there have only been about 3,000 deaths from the virus nationwide, Radio Free Asia estimated using funeral home capacity and recent urn shipments in the Wuhan area that the accurate total deaths attributable to the virus lie somewhere around 46,800, dwarfing the numbers reported by the government.
NBC’s linked article however, makes no mention of the U.S. intelligence report contradicting China’s figures or any acknowledgement of China’s malicious behavior throughout the pandemic.
NBC is by no means alone in their omission of China’s actions.
China reported no deaths from COVID-19 today — for the first time since it began publishing data about the outbreak more than two months ago.https://t.co/TX5qxNu04r
— NPR (@NPR) April 7, 2020
CORONAVIRUS LATEST: https://t.co/iW1TZcjwqB
— U.S. death toll nears 11,000.
— Cases top 10,000 in Africa.
— France has not yet peaked, health minister warns.
— China reports no new deaths for first time since January.
— Japan declares state of emergency for seven prefectures.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 7, 2020
China reported no new novel coronavirus deaths or locally transmitted cases yesterday, according to the country's National Health Commission.
There were 32 new cases — all of them imported from abroad. https://t.co/zrsGxqFvYd
— CNN International (@cnni) April 7, 2020
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 7, 2020
Meanwhile, the Chinese propaganda arm had already made its way into manipulating the American media into reporting on its behalf. After condemning senior U.S. officials using the term “Wuhan virus” as racist and “stigmatizing,” woke media elites adopted the charge and spent precious time during White House coronavirus press briefings to accuse President Donald Trump of being racist for accurately referencing where the virus came from.
Never mind that prior to the Chinese government’s claims of racism, media elites themselves had employed the term “Wuhan virus” or similar phrases to identify the new pathogen throughout the outbreak.
Liberal media pundits want you to think referring to the coronavirus as the "Wuhan" or "Chinese" virus is racist.
Here's just a few of the times the liberal media did just that. pic.twitter.com/ss3kV5smSP
— MRCTV.org (@mrctv) March 12, 2020
Here is a list of 17 other diseases named after places or people.