Did China's Tencent Accidentally Leak The True Terrifying Coronavirus Statistics

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julian

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Oct 27, 2017
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Has China been downplaying the numbers? I for one would be shocked!

According to the report, late on Saturday evening, Tencent, on its webpage titled "Epidemic Situation Tracker", showed confirmed cases of novel coronavirus (2019nCoV) in China as standing at 154,023, 10 times the official figure at the time. It listed the number of suspected cases as 79,808, four times the official figure.

And while the number of cured cases was only 269, well below the official number that day of 300, most ominously, the death toll listed was 24,589, vastly higher than the 300 officially listed that day.
edit: I had never heard of the site and was suggested it by a coworker. Apologies for signal boosting
 

BDS

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yes dude, 25000 people have died of coronavirus in the last month and China has somehow kept it a secret using their UFO technology.
 

astroturfing

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Nov 1, 2017
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fuck, i fell for it for a sec.

the internet is such garbage these days, endless amounts of misinfo and nonsense.
 

Futureman

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Oct 26, 2017
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you forgot the question mark in your post title.

and that should clue you in not to post this article.
 
Nov 9, 2017
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I think its very possible they are deflating the numbers somewhat since it is very heavily impacting their economy at the moment and they are known liars. I seriously doubt there is any merit to this article, however.
 

WedgeX

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Oct 27, 2017
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Apologies again. I should learn not to trust coworkers. Was told it was a financial news site.
They billed themselves as a “libertarian financial site” when they first began. And have - predictably - become a parrot for right-wing conspiracies and other nonsense.
 

jot

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Oct 25, 2017
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No way could that scale of death be kept a secret. If it was a) that fatal and b) that infectious - we'd have seen it in other countries now too. The evidence from other countries where 2019-nCoV cases have sprung up does not match.
 

caliph95

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Oct 25, 2017
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Yeah i wouldn't be surprised if china was hiding their numbers

But man is zerohedge untrustworthy
 

Geoff

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Oct 27, 2017
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It wouldn't surprise me but yeah I have no reason to believe that source
Pretty much this. I think, whilst this could be correct, the damage of spreading it around when it might not be is worse than the benefit of being informed if it is.

Therefore best not to post it unless/until there is more corroboration.
 
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