Magazine April 20, 2020, Issue

The Week

(Roman Genn)

Trump has every right to boast about his TV ratings, but he really ought to give the virus some of the credit.

The headline in the New York Times gets this one right: “U.S. Deaths Set to Surpass China’s, but China’s Figures Remain in Doubt.” If you believe official numbers, we passed the virus’s homeland long ago, but why in the world would anyone believe the official numbers of the Chinese Communist Party? They denied the existence of the virus for months, silencing brave doctors who dared to mention it; then they staged a grandiose health campaign, quarantining cities

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