You might want to sit down for this one, but NBC News is reporting that Wuhan city officials have added a few more people to the official COVID19 death count:
Wuhan officials add 50% to official coronavirus death toll https://t.co/uiA0CeIFQl
— David Pakman (@dpakman) April 17, 2020
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) April 17, 2020
More from NBC News:
Officials increased the number of coronavirus deaths by 1,290, bringing the city’s total to 3,869.
The updated figure follows allegations from the United States that China had failed to alert the world soon enough about the onset of the virus and that their data was skewed. Beijing has dismissed claims that there has been any kind of cover-up.
The authors of the article seem content with the 1,290 number, which seems, um, low. Guess we shouldn’t be too surprised given NBC News’ usual position up the ChiComs’ backside. Still, though, at least NBC News is acknowledging that the Chinese government was suppressing information about COVID19 mortality, so suppose we have to take what we can get.
What they're admitting to, anyways.
Likely far higher.
— Kyle (@DstructableCake) April 17, 2020
+1300 dead. yeah right
— Ara (@Aracoachel) April 17, 2020
Ok, only 7,000% to go
— Jonathan’s (@MirthlessChukle) April 17, 2020