American Thinker: What’s frightening about the Chinese Virus is the overwhelming amount of inconclusive information. We’re inundated with media speculation and hyperventilation, Chinese disinformation, and data that change daily thanks to the treatment and quarantine initiatives governments are trying around the world.
The fact that the disease has different rates of contagion and mortality in different parts of the world makes things more confusing. We can understand why it exploded in China, a place of censored information, pollution, smoking, and primitive socialized medicine. But why was it so virulent in Italy?
Surely, Italy’s socialized medicine is better than China’s. Or is the problem Italy’s recent Silk Road Project agreement with China, which resulted in more than three hundred thousand Chinese workers entering Italy, mostly in the north, along with constant traffic between the two countries? Although the mainstream media celebrated the deal as a slap at Trump, in hindsight, it may have had disastrous consequences for Italy.
Fortunately, there is one almost “pure” location for coronavirus data, and that is Princess Cruise’s Diamond Princess cruise ship. This was the ship moored along Japan’s coast while the government tried to determine the best way to deal with a floating virus bomb. Writing at Watts Up With That, Willis Eschenbach looked at the Princess Cruise’s numbers and discovered some encouraging information: