Risk Watch: Atypical Influenza Data Hints at Earlier Transmission of Coronavirus in China

◎ An unusually large number of influenza cases reported in the winter of 2019 and 2020 coincides with the appearance of the SARS-CoV-2 pathogen in central China, possibly masking a coronavirus epidemic far more severe than suggested by official data.

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Risk Watch: Rising Business Failure and Unemployment Heighten Political Risk in China

◎ The CCP’s claim that migrants workers are returning home to partake in “entrepreneurship” is likely an attempt to put a positive spin on rising unemployment.

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