Tuesday 19 May 2020

Why Do Reporters Listen To This Clown?

The "renowned" respiratory scientist, Zhong Nanshan, has made awful predictions as a government adviser on the Wuhan coronavirus and yet people are still listening to him. It is now the middle of May 2020, so we can look back and see just what he predicted:

1. On 29 January 2020 Zhong Nanshan said the Covid-19 infection rate could peak in early February. “I estimate that it will reach its peak in around the next week or 10 days [from 29 January], after that there will be no more major increases,” said Zhong.

It's important to note that Hong Kong experts, who have a great track record in modelling and managing disease outbreaks, quickly disagreed. Professor Gabriel Leung, dean of Hong Kong University’s medical school, is in sharp disagreement on the potential infection rate for the Wuhan virus. Furthermore, Leung's prediction (like others) was correct: “We have to be prepared, that this particular epidemic may be about to become a global epidemic,” he said.

2. On 2 April 2020 Zhong Nanshan said Covid-19 could be under control by end of April. “With every country taking aggressive and effective measures, I believe the pandemic can be brought under control. My estimate is around late April,” said Zhong.

Renowned respiratory scientist and a government adviser on the Wuhan coronavirus,
Zhong Nanshan believes the outbreak could peak in mid-February. FAIL!! Photo: SCMP

Gabriel Leung, dean of Hong Kong University’s medical school, is calling for strict limitations on population mobility during the outbreak. BOSS!! Photo: SCMP