I think the data shows this is absolutely quite clear.
Firstly, China to say that the first lockdown in Wuhan came on January 23. The worst day for cases were then 3887 on February 4 that is to add 13 rising days of cases. Since then, you've had six weeks of declining cases. It showed that it could be stopped.
Well, there is no need to romanticize things. This was a virus which nobody had ever seen before. Therefore it is absolutely impossible that everything will be done right at the beginning. It wasn't and China doesn't claim it was. What they have done is once they decided on decisive measure…
我认为，所有歪曲事实的无理言论最终都会消失。 人们会明白 中国是唯一一个完全控制住疫情的国家。因此，中国是你们最应该学习的。
So my view is that all the misrepresentations and nonsense which is coming out will fall away. And people will understand that China is the only country which has got the virus fully under control. And therefore that's the country which you have to study most.
Because I think this is going to be the most global cataclysmic event since world war II. I think the situation is so serious that all this nonsense which is appeared in about China's criticism all just cut through.
… the outbreak in Western Europe and the United States is much, much worse than the one in China, because it's not very meaningful to make a comparison between absolute numbers when China's population is so much bigger than that of other countries. It's more than four times the size of the United States population, 23 times the size of Italy's population.
That means, therefore, for example, when you have the same number of cases in Italy and in China, this actually means the situation is 23 times as bad in Italy in terms of intensity.
Or if you look at the cumulative cases in the US, which is 160,000 as of today, actually compared to China, that is 700,000. Now the total number of cases in China is just slightly over 80,000. This means that the situation in the United States in terms of the population is 10 times as bad as the situation in China.
And this is because they are not taken extremely rigorous measures. They not making mask wearing compulsory. They are allowing people to go out. And if you do this, the number of cases will continue to rise.
……the United States, saying this is not a lockdown, this is a travel advice. I'm sorry that these measures won't deal with it. You have to have a proper lockdown otherwise you won't do.
But the fundamental thing that you've got to understand is that you've got to impose the strictest possible measures. For example, just simply giving people advice and so on. Gradually each country will be forced to move towards the type of measures which China's taught me.
In order to allow people to stay at home. You have to put in place a tremendous infrastructure, but you’ve got to deliver the food to them. You've got to deliver essential medical supply. So it needs an all-out social mobilization. The facts prove that China was correct.
I'm not saying this to criticize anybody, because the situation is much too serious to engage in sort of political or other types of attacking of people. What I want them to do is I want them to study China instead of the criticism which is appearing in western press. They should be desperately in contact with China, asking them for advice.
China is also by far the biggest manufacturing country in the world. They can help enormously with the supplies of medical equipment. So in every sense, they should be in contact and asking for every possible advice, every possible practical help from China. That's what I want to stress. Really the situation in the West is much worse than the situation that was even at the worst time of China.
The stuff on draconian is nonsense. I mean, somebody said to me on an exchange, what about China's human rights record? And I said China's human rights record is keeping people alive.
And therefore this is much, much too seriously. The government is going to have to take what would be called draconian, otherwise they won't succeed in getting on top of it. That's why it's continuing to spread extremely rapidly in western Europe and the United States.
They will be forced to save people's lives, and people are demanding that the adequate measures are taken, otherwise the virus will not stop spreading.