Family members of patients complain that hospitals and doctors try to cover up cases, reports South China Morning Post. Still, H7N9 bird flu cases
have jumped from 3 to 106 cases in the last 22 days. That's almost 5 new cases each day. The real count is probably a helluvalot higher.
A 26 year-old woman named Gu crashed a press conference yesterday hoping to get answers about her Dad's treatment - because she couldn't find
out any other way
. Her Mom died on April 3 of H7N9. Her Dad is in quarantine, diagnosed on April 13. Gu was studying abroad and hasn't even
seen her father since returning on April 4. All she knows is that he is (was?) in critical condition.
Who's left to ask questions when the whole family is quarantined?
China is being praised for being transparent and open with this H7N9 outbreak. But. The numbers of confirmed cases tend to dance, and few counts
include the case of the asymptomatic carrier from Beijing who was diagnosed in Taiwan - for example. Officials say the actual case count might be
double if there are more silent carriers - but in reality, it could be far, far higher. People associated with confirmed cases are put into
quarantine, monitored - and lose touch with their families. Who really knows how many actually test positive, or die?
Authorities now report that there's no evidence of human-to-human transmission - but actually, there's no clear
evidence of sustained
human-to-human transmission. Nobody knows where this virus came from, how it "evolved" (if it did), or how it's being spread and transmitted. In fact,
very little is known about the H7N9 now infecting humans.
Whatever is happening in China rest assured we'll never hear the full story. But unlike with SARS, this time everyone
is involved with the
cover-ups, not just the Chinese government.
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edit on 22/4/13 by soficrow because: (no reason given)
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