Atlantis wrote:No, Korea is testing more than 1,000 a day. They now have 28,000 pending tests.
Atlantis wrote:When the Italians started to do tests, the number of infections exploded. That's why they changed protocol to only test people with symptoms. Ie., they won't know if contact persons caught the virus until it's too late. Since people typically don't have symptoms for 2 weeks or even longer, that means the Italians are now letting the virus spread out of control. There are now about a dozen countries with infections that can be traced back to Italy.
You aren't telling me anything new here. Italy's cases are still rapidly going up, as expected, and in a similar pattern to South Korea, albeit shifted by about a week. They reported over 200 cases yesterday (27 Feb) bringing the total to 650. This doesn't look like a cover up to me.
Could you tell us how exactly testing guidelines differ between the two countries, if possible with sources.
Atlantis wrote:The pandemic will be a lot worse outside of China than in China, because people aren't taking it seriously due to dumb-wits who keep on saying that influenza is worse.
It might well be worse inside China than we are being told, but I think the main difference will turn out to be that China's containment methods are unlikely to be acceptable in much of the rest of the world. Already people are asserting that they are of dubious efficacy and harmful.