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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:33 PM

Sharp increase in Moscow pneumonia cases fuels fears over coronavirus statistics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A reported sharp increase in pneumonia cases in the Russian capital and contradictory information around the issue is fuelling fears about the accuracy of official coronavirus data which remains much lower than many European countries.

Russia, which has a population of 144 million, has reported just 199 coronavirus cases and some doctors have questioned how far the official data reflects reality, given what they say is the patchy nature and quality of testing.

A sharp spike in pneumonia cases in Moscow, Russia's biggest transport hub and a city with a population of around 13 million, has further raised doubts.

"I have a feeling they (the authorities) are lying to us," said Anastasia Vasilyeva, head of Russia's Doctor’s Alliance trade union.

https://news.yahoo.com/sharp-increase-moscow-pneumonia-cases-162718088.html

No wonder Trump admires Putin so much.

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Reply Sharp increase in Moscow pneumonia cases fuels fears over coronavirus statistics (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Mar 19 OP
TDale313 Mar 19 #1
SunSeeker Mar 19 #2
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gibraltar72 Mar 19 #4
Thomas Hurt Mar 19 #5
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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:35 PM

1. Yeah, pretty clear they are lying. n/t

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:36 PM

2. Russia is about to enter a world of hurt. They're led by a lying narcissist like we are.

God help them...and us.

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:41 PM

3. The hospital stats show Putin is lying:

The number of cases of pneumonia, which can be caused by coronavirus, increased by 37 percent in Moscow year-on-year in January, according to Rosstat, Russia's statistics agency.

The data showed that the Russian capital, which has 98 confirmed cases of coronavirus, recorded 6,921 pneumonia cases in January, up from 5,058 the previous year. Nationwide pneumonia cases also spiked by over 3 percent year-on-year.

Yet Moscow's own health department issued a statement on March 13 saying pneumonia cases in January and February were actually 8% and 7% lower than last year.


And that's just January.

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:44 PM

4. Like us they are headed to zero.

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 08:56 PM

5. You see Trump this is how you pad the numbers, just call the virus cases some other disease!

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Thu Mar 19, 2020, 09:21 PM

6. gee, Russa authorities LYING?

whoever would have thunk it

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