China Admits That More Than Half A Million People Have Had “Close Contact” With The Infected

China Admits That More Than Half A Million People Have Had “Close Contact” With The Infected

Beijing’s bug push to get everybody back to work isn’t going so well. And just as health experts warned President Xi before he gave the order, the decision to try to get some of the economy churning again has simply increased the risk of the virus spreading.

After Thursday’s massive reporting of the largest increase in cases and deaths so far by a wide margin – a report made even more jarring by the fact that the WHO said just hours earlier that it expected cases in China to start to taper off, even if a super-spreader “spark” threatened to ignite a conflagration in Europe – suppressing the outbreak should be Xi’s top priority.