The Chinese Virus hit Wuhan first, spreading quickly to parts beyond. As the world wrestles to defeat this virus, they are watching China’s response very closely. In recent weeks and months, it appears the nation has had a quick turnaround. Now, one of Trump’s task force doctors is issues this statement.
President Trump has not shied away from calling COVID-19 the “Chinese Virus.” Even as the media tries to lecture him on the stigma it creates, he continues to remind the world just where this virus came from.
Putting wild conspiracies theories aside, we can easily see where this infection started. China did nothing to improve the conditions of their unsanitary “wet markets.” These places are a breeding ground for infections and viruses. Animals of all kinds are stacked up in cages, spreading unknown diseases back and forth, and to humans.
It’s shocking to think China did not crack down on these markets years ago. You’d think such proud communists would have stricter sanitary standards. But what they did after the outbreak was even more appalling. Even though it started in November, 2019, China said nothing. They suppressed news about the disease and refused to close their borders.
Only after the virus was out of control, were they forced to take drastic measures. Meanwhile, the rest of the world was hit, hard.
As our government mobilized to battle the disease, our doctors and medical experts watched China closely. They have been analyzing data and reports from hospitals and professionals from the country. Recently, new cases of infected patients in China and South Korea have dropped significantly.
Now, one of our top doctors is concurring.
On Thursday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Special Report,” Coronavirus Response Coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx stated that, at the moment, she believes China’s claim that there haven’t been any new cases in Wuhan.
Birx said, “[W]e’re beginning to see real hope from South Korea and China, where it looks like they’ve moved through the worst of their epidemics.”
Host Bret Baier then asked, “Do you believe the Chinese report that there are no new transmissions in the Wuhan province, no local transmissions today?”
Birx answered, “You know, if you watch the trend lines over time, and if you watch them, as you line them up with South Korea, they’re very similar. So, at this point, at this moment, we would believe those data. I think everyone’s still concerned about why we weren’t alerted earlier.” [Source: Breitbart]
Dr. Birx confirmed that they believe China’s report in a significant drop in new cases of COVID-19. That brings some hope to the crisis we’re facing. It’s possible that if we implement similar treatments as China or South Korea, we could see a quick turnaround.
Both China and South Korea were the first to report on the effective use of chloroquine, a malaria anti-viral that seems to kill the Chinese Virus. After that, experts in Australia released a report that the drug can “wipe out” the disease.
Yesterday, President Trump announced the FDA was fast-tracking clinical trials for this drug. Which means we could soon be seeing the use of chloroquine across the nation to treat those most suffering from COVID-19.
Does this mean we’ll see a faster drop in cases? Will following China’s led produce a “flattened curve” and a quicker end to this outbreak?
Considering the unprecedented nature of this crisis, anything’s possible. I can’t imagine our government not jumping on any chance to end this thing and start bringing life back to normal.
But we will only know for sure, over time.