Two days ago, China’s Propaganda Department – through its agency, Xinhua – published the following article about bird flu, which we cite in relevant parts:
Zhong, an academician at the Chinese Academy of Engineering, is one of the scientists who helped control the spread of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, in China in 2003.
His warning comes after eight human cases of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza have been reported across the country since January.
Zhong said he had noticed that more than half of those infected had no direct contact with birds and nor did they live in the areas where infected fowl with symptoms were reported.
The way Catherine and I interpret this typical CCP swill of lies mixed with half-truths, is as follows:
- At this time, a human-to-human epidemic of bird-flu has begun in China.
- The CCP is covering its ass, to give itself “plausible deniablity” about knowing about the bird flu epidemic, because now they know it’s just a matter of time before the rest of the world finds out, just like what happened in the SARS epidemic.
- Pursuant to the above, the CCP is already taking measures to displace the blame for the bird flu epidemic upon “ignorant peasants” and “corrupt local officials”, just like they did during the SARS epidemic.
Meanwhile, Catherine and I urge all of our friends in China, now to begin to take the most SERIOUS measures to protect themselves against the bird flu epidemic which, according to our reasoning based on all available evidence, has begun to mutate into “human-to-human” transmissible form in mainland China.
But meanwhile, we advise all of our readers to remember how China treated the SARS epidemic, covering it up and lying about it until long after it had killed many people and threatened the entire world. Meanwhile, the CCP will continue to pretend that all is well, as they always do until after it’s too late.