EDITORIAL: Some new COVID data for Patty Hajdu
The Chinese Centre for Disease Control estimated last week that almost 500,000 people in Wuhan, the original epicentre of the pandemic, contracted COVID-19, but were never counted. The main thrust of the report was that China’s three-month lockdown of Wuhan, starting in January, 2020 worked in preventing the spread of the coronavirus to nearby cities and towns. China’s CDC estimates the infection rate in Wuhan, a city of more than 11 million people, was 4.43%. All of this will no doubt be interesting news to Health Minister Patty Hajdu.