Satellite Images Suggests Coronavirus Spiked In Summer In China With The Number Of Infected Cases Close To 2.2 Million

4Internet searches for flu and cough spiked at the same time

Returning back to Professor John Brownstein’s study, the Harvard researcher explained how internet searches sourced backed to Wuhan looked for coronavirus symptoms such as cough and showed a rise during last summer. His findings suggest that the coronavirus in China emerged in summer presumably may rather than in December as the country implied. This is much earlier than what others have speculated.

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Internet searches for flu and cough spiked

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5Increase in five major hospitals

The satellite imagery revealed an increase in and around five major hospitals in Wuhan in summer and early fall of 2019. He also observed how the traffic coincided with a spurt in internet searched “closely associated” with the virus as was reported in the Daily Mail and ABC. A graph also depicts the increase in the number of cars building up from August and peaking in December. It reduced when the lockdown in the city was imposed. Since then the virus has well and truly exacted a heavy toll on the world with more than 9 million cases and counting along with more than 469,400 deaths as of 22nd June.

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Increase in five major hospitals

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6A second wave imminent?

What’s even more worrying is the second wave of the virus that seems to be manifesting after several countries are seeing a surge in cases even after 2 months of lockdowns. China in fact is experiencing a new outbreak in Beijing where authorities reported that the second outbreak looks to be a new strain of the virus much more infectious than the first.

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During the early days of the pandemic, Chinese officials did not notify the WHO until 31st December. Even then their notification was a false narrative that stated the virus was under control and it had no human transmission capabilities. One could say those were “famous last words.” Till December, they keep revealing that only a cluster of pneumonia cases were recorded in the city. US intelligence has reported how the pandemic was raging throughout Wuhan in November as was reported by ABC.

Chinese doctors working in the lab

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7The research explained

Professor Brownstein explained how the research studied the satellite pictures and assessed behavioral patterns among communities to pinpoint the source of the virus. Moreover, 108 satellite images were used to count cars at various hospitals in Wuhan. Parking lots were full suggesting that something was going on of a large scale, possibly an infection where several needed to see a doctor simultaneously. There were hospitals that revealed a 90% increase in traffic in summer and autumn of 2019. Wuhan’s Tongji Medical University saw an unusual hike in vehicle traffic in mid-September 2019.

The research explained

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