I no longer believe any of the Chinese plague statistics that are being reported in the traditional news sources. These sources have become so hyper politicized that they have sacrificed their credibility.
When an otherwise legitimate problem becomes used as a weapon in a political conflict the first casualty is truth. That my friends, is what we are now witnessing. Please be wary. Skepticism is your friend and protector.
By using a pejorative term to describe what is a global pandemic ...regardless of where it may have originated, actually dilutes and distracts from your message. Yes..we need to be sceptical of the statistics bandied about by governments, they all claim that they are following the science, when we know that they consult the scientists and then make their decisions based on a balancing act between keeping the economy from going under and keeping the death toll under control.
Mmm the rest of the world is calling it Covid 19, a new strain of the already existing Corona Virus. The Chinese plague is so emotive, you have to remember that most of the Chinese are simply comrades in a Country much bigger than themselves, just like the rest of us.