The latest global health scare is Covid, a new type of coronavirus that has killed 31 people in China so far. The World Health Organization (WHO) released a report on Monday warning that the true impact of the outbreak is significantly under-reported. The report finds that the number of confirmed cases and deaths in China may be much higher than is currently being reported. In fact, the WHO estimates that as many as 12,000 people could have been infected with Covid and 2,000 may have died as a result. As this pandemic unfolds, it’s important to be aware of the seriousness of the situation and to take steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Keep reading for more information on this global health scare and what you can do to help.
WHO released its latest report on Covid on Tuesday
On Tuesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) released its latest report on Covid, highlighting that China is under-representing the true impact of the outbreak. The report found that Covid has killed 89 people and sickened more than 1,600 in China since March of this year. However, only about a tenth of those cases have been reported to public health authorities.
The WHO says that Chinese officials are not gathering accurate data on Covid cases because they do not have a good understanding of the virus. Officials also have been reluctant to declare a national health emergency over Covid because they do not want to disrupt daily life. In addition, local governments are not providing adequate support for health workers responding to the outbreak.
The WHO recommends that China declare a national health emergency over Covid and provide more funding for response efforts. It also recommends that Chinese officials improve their understanding of Covid and develop better prevention strategies.
China has denied that it under-reports the true impact of the outbreak
Since the Covid virus was first identified in China in late March, the Chinese government has repeatedly denied that it is under-reporting the true impact of the outbreak. However, a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) suggests that this may not be the case. The WHO report found that although official data suggest that there have been only 158 cases of Covid reported in China, in reality there have been over 1,000 cases. The reason for this discrepancy is unclear, but one possibility is that hospitals are misreporting cases due to fear of social repercussions. Hospitals may also be understaffed or unaware of how to properly report cases. Despite these concerns, the WHO believes that China is doing a good job overall in managing the outbreak.
What China needs to do to contain the outbreak
China has come under fire from the World Health Organization (WHO) for its apparent underestimation of the true extent of the Covid outbreak. According to a report by WHO, as of September 25th, there had been 1,721 confirmed cases and 472 deaths in China. However, according to data from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CCDC), as of September 26th, there were 8,375 confirmed cases and 2,868 deaths reported in China. This discrepancy suggests that the CCDC may be underreporting the extent of the Covid outbreak in China.
The discrepancy between official data and independent sources could be due to a number of reasons. First, it is possible that the CCDC is not capturing all cases or deaths related to Covid. Second, it is possible that Chinese authorities are not publicly releasing accurate information about Covid cases or fatalities. Third, it is possible that Chinese authorities are not accurately reporting all Covid-related deaths.
These discrepancies raise concerns about China’s ability to properly track and manage the Covid outbreak. If China does not properly report on the true extent of the outbreak, it will difficult to make informed decisions about how best to respond.
This underscores why international cooperation is so important when dealing with outbreaks like Covid – without accurate data from multiple sources it will be difficult to develop effective countermeasures.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a statement saying that while the Covid outbreak in China is “large and ongoing,” the true impact of it has yet to be fully understood. The organization says that more investigation is needed to determine how many people have been affected and what kind of health problems they are facing. The WHO also recommends proactively tracking any potential outbreaks in other regions where China exports goods.