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China’s media censorship could have cost thousands of lives by preventing early coronavirus warning, journalism watchdog argues

China’s media censorship could have cost thousands of lives by preventing early coronavirus warning, journalism watchdog argues

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  1. This assumes that other countries would have done anything with that information.

    Current evidence is pretty overwhelming that they would not.

  2. Even when they put Hubei province under lockdown on Jan 23rd, countries were not taking it seriously save for a few.

  3. It’s not like the US or Europe did anything constructive with the two months they did have.

  4. >if the restrictive measures implemented on January 20 had been put in place two weeks earlier

    Two weeks earlier there were no deaths, around 50 confirmed cases, and even the very existence of a novel virus was not firmly established.

    Do they really think that any country in the world would’ve quarantined 10 million people over that?

  5. Of course – this is kind of old news.

  6. >could have?

    What does that mean?

  7. As a reminder: still not the fault of everyday Chinese people or Chinese-American people.

  8. If China had warned you a month earlier you would just have spent another month denying it.

    Looking at the response from the point where you learn of China’s world’s largest quarantine in history, it’s more than obvious that most governments were simply not willing to act until it got into their borders and started causing a problem.

  9. trump thought it was such a good idea he copied it!

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