(Right Country) – The coronavirus is not only dangerous and potentially deadly, it’s been a highly controversial topic. With Chinese officials appearing to be date to make it appear as though they have the situation under control, it now seems a similar story is unfolding here in America with thousands being asked to quarantine themselves and figures that just don’t add up.
According to the Western Journal, more than 5,400 people in California have been asked to self-quarantine, 700 people in Washington state are being monitored for the virus, while there are hundreds of potential cases in Georgia, Illinois, and New York marking a major increase in possible cases. This all comes after Donald Trump ordered the first quarantine in 50 years, in an attempt to combat the spread of the virus.
Unfortunately, all these quarantine efforts seem to be missing the mark. The Western Journal goes on to report:
As we’ve seen in China and aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship, even strict quarantines may not be as effective as officials think.
One expert even warned that the “quarantine process failed” aboard the ship, fanning fears that the virus may have gone airborne or could be easily transmitted in some other way.
Despite COVID-19’s seemingly highly infectious nature, the Chinese government is reporting a slowdown of new infections. According to one statistician, the data that has been pouring out of the communist country doesn’t look right at all.
Melody Goodman, an associate biostatistics professor at New York University’s School of Global Public Health, told Barron’s about her reservations.
“I have never in my years seen an r-squared of 0.99,” she said, referring to an analysis of Chinese numbers. “As a statistician, it makes me question the data.”
The r-squared value deals with the correlation and predictability of data. The closer the value is to 1, the more predictable a particular set of data becomes. With something as inherently unpredictable as a virus, Goodman said .7 would be more realistic — and even that would be “really good.”
“Anything like 0.99 would make me think that someone is simulating data,” Goodman said. “It would mean you already know what is going to happen.”
China, a newly industrialized country that is now the biggest cog in the global economy’s supply chain, risks losing everything if the novel coronavirus keeps factory floors shuttered.
While Chinese propaganda mouthpieces assure the world that the government has everything under control, extreme measures caught on video hint that the ruling communist party is desperate to maintain control.
China wants us to believe that all is well despite numerous videos surfacing that depict an entirely different story.
The truth is, we have yet to see the full impact of the coronavirus on the world. We have yet to even fully understand how badly it has effected China. With authorities fudging numbers in order to “save face” all we can do is brace for possible impact.
— The Epoch Times – China Insider (@EpochTimesChina) February 20, 2020
If what this major statistician is saying is accurate, there is no telling just how bad this outbreak is going to get before going away.