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Are the Saudis covering up the numbers?

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    Posted: April 07 2016 at 1:35pm
Are the Saudis covering up the real numbers?

I've noticed a trend out of the KSA lately. The MOH is simultaneously announcing a new case and a death of the same patient! Sometimes the MOH has made the announcement days or weeks later! The MOH web site states that there are only "10 active cases". It looks to me like they are waiting until patients conditions have improved or they've died so it doesn't look like the active pool is as large as it is. They also say that there are no asymptomatic cases but they don't say how many contacts they are tracing or testing. So still, after years, we're not getting any real time information out of these people! Go figure!
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Originally posted by arirish arirish wrote:

Are the Saudis covering up the real numbers?


Given how MERS has not made a break for it during the last few Hajj pilgrimages I am not too worried if they are sitting on the numbers - but lack of transparency is a great concern if MERS is likely to spread.
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