After reporting extremely low numbers of cases of the coronavirus infection in China for many days, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) started to report on imported cases to show that China is “clean” but the world is “a mass,” and that China is able to treat the coronavirus but the world is not.
Beijing seemed to be making a “perfect” case against the United States.
On March 13, the Beijing Health Commission reported a confirmed case of infection of a patient traveling from the United States to Beijing. Ms. Li, who lived in Boston, said that she attended a company meeting on February 26 and 27 and a colleague at the meeting was later confirmed to have the Coronavirus. On March 1, she started to feel cold and later had a fever and a high temperature of 39 Celsius (102.2 Fahrenheit). She went to the hospital four times but was not admitted for hospitalization. She requested a nucleic acid test three times but her requests were all denied.
Therefore, she and her husband and son took a plane to fly back to China via Los Angles for diagnosis and treatment. Upon arriving in Beijing on March 13, she was confirmed to have the infection. Her husband and son were suspected cases.
However, this “exemplar” case started to show some flaws. On March 15, Zhang Yun, General Manager of Air China’s Product Service Department, disclosed more information about Ms. Li’s travels. During the boarding process, the CA988 flight attendants measured every traveler and found no one had a high temperature. An hour after the plane took off, Ms. Li, who was in seat 40B told the flight attendant that she felt shortness of breath and had a lack of energy. She claimed that she was traveling by herself, didn’t take any medicine before boarding the plane, and had a short period of fever a week ago. Her temperature test was 36.4 Celsius (97.5 Fahrenheit). She was moved to the end row and given a designated bathroom for quarantine purpose. Flight attendants tested her temperature four more times. All showed it was below 37 Celsius (98.6 Fahrenheit).
Two hours before landing in Beijing, she told the flight attendants that colleagues in her company in the U.S. had been confirmed to have the coronavirus infection. She said she had a fever in the U.S. She also said she took antipyretics to reduce her temperature before boarding the plane and that her husband and son were also on the plane in seats 54K and 54L.
The flight attendants immediately moved her husband and son to the same quarantine area with her.
The Paper reported this story, with the title “Speechless! A Lady Took Antipyretics to Fly with Family to Beijing and Told Major Lies on the Flight!”
Epoch Times reported that there were more lies in the story. According to people in the U.S. who know Ms. Li, she had already been confirmed to have the Coronavirus infection. Since her symptoms were mild and she did not meet the standard for hospitalization, she was asked to self-quarantine at home. Instead she flew back to China and lied that she had not been confirmed to have the infection in the U.S.
She was an employee at Biogen Inc., whose meeting at the end of February had resulted in massive infections. By March 14, among the 138 confirmed cases in Massachusetts, 104 cases were related to Biogen.
One person commented, “How many more people might have been infected because of her? From her home to Boston, at the Boston Airport, on the plane to LA, at the LA Airport, and then on the plane to Beijing!”
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1. Excerpt in Chinese:
Source: Beijing News, March 14, 2020
2. Excerpt in Chinese:
Source: The Paper, March 15, 2020
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Source: Epoch Times, March 15, 2020