The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted to misdiagnosing some patients with # COVID_19, this according to a tweet from Lijian Zhao, a Chinese politician and current deputy director of the Information Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. .
According to Zhao, several people were diagnosed with the flu instead of COVID-19 during the 2019 flu season.
US CDC admitted some # COVID19 patients were misdiagnosed as flu during 2019 flu season. 34 million infected & 20000 died. If # COVID19 began last September, & US has been lack of testing ability, how many would have been infected? US should find out when patient zero appeared.
– Lijian Zhao 赵立坚 (@ zlj517) March 22, 2020
Given this, Zhao encouraged the authorities to get patient 0 since the COVID-19 virus has been around since September of last year.
According to CDC statisticsBetween October 2019 and February 2020, the flu affected some 34 million people, of whom an estimated 12,000 died. On the other hand, the coronavirus has infected more than 300,000 and a total of 14,611 people have died. The World Health Organization (WHO) It has identified more than 150 with cases of coronavirus.