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China coronavirus spread is accelerating, Xi Jinping warns

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  1. [10]
    JoylessAubergine
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    Domestic and foreign group tours are being suspended 17 cities are under lockdown. ~56 million people according to a article i saw. They are building 2 new hospitals which will be ready in 2...

    Domestic and foreign group tours are being suspended
    17 cities are under lockdown. ~56 million people according to a article i saw.
    They are building 2 new hospitals which will be ready in 2 weeks.

    This is a massive response. With Xi coming out and saying it's bad, i have to imagine that there are significantly more than the 1400 cases and 41 deaths that are being officially reported.

    16 votes
    1. [5]
      alexandre9099
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      Damn that is really fast

      They are building 2 new hospitals which will be ready in 2 weeks.

      Damn that is really fast

      8 votes
      1. [4]
        Keegan
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        As far as I have heard they are prefab structures.

        As far as I have heard they are prefab structures.

        2 votes
        1. [3]
          cfabbro
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          Even so, the amount of coordination (and control) that takes is still pretty impressive (and scary). E.g See this pic from the construction site:...

          Even so, the amount of coordination (and control) that takes is still pretty impressive (and scary). E.g See this pic from the construction site:
          https://s.france24.com/media/display/72af7952-3f5f-11ea-b0a1-005056a98db9/w:980/p:16x9/China%20new%20hospital%20m.jpg

          5 votes
          1. Kuromantis
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            This is one of the biggest advantages of authoritarianism and is what people talk about when they preach about how we need strong leaders. Unfortunately strongmen aren't very accountable if they...

            This is one of the biggest advantages of authoritarianism and is what people talk about when they preach about how we need strong leaders. Unfortunately strongmen aren't very accountable if they do wrong.

            5 votes
          2. Keegan
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            Yeah I know. It would be impossible without prefab with a time restraint like this. I imagine building code will be nonexistent and many corners will be cut, but things like that are necessary in...

            Yeah I know. It would be impossible without prefab with a time restraint like this. I imagine building code will be nonexistent and many corners will be cut, but things like that are necessary in such a time.

            3 votes
    2. [3]
      Bullmaestro
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      A video that went viral on Reddit from a Chinese doctor claims there's more like 90000 infected in Wuhan alone.

      A video that went viral on Reddit from a Chinese doctor claims there's more like 90000 infected in Wuhan alone.

      5 votes
      1. sinyavitsa
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        Highly doubt that video is authentic, literally anyone could pull it off and it is the only source for the 90k figure. Also, even with the officially reported scale of the infection, it's not...

        Highly doubt that video is authentic, literally anyone could pull it off and it is the only source for the 90k figure. Also, even with the officially reported scale of the infection, it's not weird for Xi to be speaking about it, considering the attention it's getting from foreign media.
        Let's not spread misinformation.

        19 votes
      2. cfabbro
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        Is this the one? https://old.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/eswrhy/chinese_doctor_in_the_city_of_wuhan_in_tears/ edit: NM, there is another where someone (some claim it's a Doctor but others a...

        Is this the one? https://old.reddit.com/r/videos/comments/eswrhy/chinese_doctor_in_the_city_of_wuhan_in_tears/

        edit: NM, there is another where someone (some claim it's a Doctor but others a Nurse) specifically mentions the 90.000 estimated figure.... though it should also be noted it's originally from /r/conspiracy so should probably be taken with a grain of salt: https://old.reddit.com/r/conspiracy/comments/ethavg/video_this_alleged_wuhan_doctor_says_the_number/

        8 votes