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Leaked Chinese documents disclose flawed response

Monitoring Desk

CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh reports that in a file marked “internal document, please keep confidential,” local health authorities in the province of Hubei, where the virus was first detected, list 5,918 new cases on Feb. 10, “more than double the official public number of confirmed cases.”

  • Why it matters: “This larger figure was never fully revealed at that time … China’s accounting system seemed … to downplay the severity of the outbreak.”

Health experts told CNN the 117 pages of documents had “global consequences” and “laid bare why what China knew in the early months mattered.”

Courtesy: Axios

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