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Wuhan’s Coronavirus Hospitals Aren’t as Complete as You Might Think | WSJ

February 7, 2020

(gentle music) – If you’ve been following how Wuhan has been dealing with
the coronavirus break, you may have noticed impressive footage of hospitals being built in record time. Construction started in late January, and the government said
hospitals would be ready by early February. Tens of thousands of state-owned employees as well as military personnel have poured into the city. They are in a race to pull off this task. In under two weeks, one of the hospitals
was declared completed and began admitting patients. But if you look at that same
shot from another angle, you can still see
construction being carried out behind this blue fence. (Ma Zhuang speaking in foreign language) – On Wednesday, I visited
Leishenshan Hospital, or Mount Thunder God. It’s one of two emergency
hospitals being built from scratch on the city’s outskirts. One report from the
Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily said this
hospital would open on Wednesday to receive patients. To be sure, construction
has been very fast. But the day the doors
were supposed to open, it was far from finished. One worker said they had just finished the foundations of the site. Chinese media reports
later said the hospital was still under construction. To further alleviate patient overflow, the Wuhan government is
repurposing existing buildings. Wuhan Salon is a convention center that’s being turned into a hospital. With 2,000 beds, it is one of the largest. Again, Chinese state media said this place was ready to receive
patients on Tuesday night. But when I went, there were
puddles of water on the floor, workers were still fitting out beds, wiring of electricity
and sweeping away trash. Conditions at the new
hospitals look pretty Spartan, and it’s not clear how
authorities will ensure proper isolation of individuals. At Wuhan Salon, patients
will have to go outside to use portable toilets and showers. These facilities will
help take the burden off of the city’s overwhelmed hospitals, but it is unclear how
soon they can accommodate a large number of patients. (Wang Chen speaking in foreign language) (gentle music)


  • Reply RJ Sunflowers February 6, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    So all the patients must go outside to use the bathroom and to shower? So sad.

  • Reply Sharif Ma February 6, 2020 at 10:11 pm

    This is like the dumbest kid in class insulting the smartest kid in class for getting a 99% rather than 100% on the test.
    The US literally can't even count votes in its own elections.

  • Reply Feral ML February 6, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    I want to refund my 3 mins back pls thank u

  • Reply J M February 6, 2020 at 10:48 pm

    What a wonderful reporting. Somebody is sure jealous of what China can do. Everyone knows that a hospital can’t be completed in 7 days . but atleast by the look of it it may be completed in say 30 days

  • Reply Dushyant February 6, 2020 at 10:50 pm

    lol this feels like a below the belt punch wall street journal. point of this "report" was?!

  • Reply fatima El Moustaghfir February 6, 2020 at 10:55 pm

    China did a great job in a few weeks , why the reporter is criticizing them and making them look bad ??

  • Reply Cat Woo February 6, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    At least it’s still a working progress..24/7..all the staff are working really hard putting and setting the beds and medical equipment together..props to them!!! 👊👊👊

  • Reply Steep Grade54 February 6, 2020 at 10:56 pm

    “Mount Thunder GOD?” The CCP don’t believe in GOD…

  • Reply atdzsny February 6, 2020 at 11:00 pm

    OK, WSJ, your're mainly right (except for that you might think part), but you didn't say anything not obvious. And you block your subtitles with an overlay. That's pretty stupid, so I can criticize you, too. Boo! 🙂

  • Reply thesuperproify February 6, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    China wanted a rapidly available temporary hospital, and western media criticize it for not being a 5 star hotel. Trash journalism

  • Reply Archangel Macsika February 6, 2020 at 11:10 pm

    What exactly is the aim of this video? There is a crisis at hand and you guys really wanna report on this? For real… I am so disappointed.

  • Reply Robert Fontaine February 6, 2020 at 11:19 pm

    state owned employers…. lol… every local with a backhoe in wuhan showed up to help. Huge community effort. I strongly doubt that any other country will stand up and contribute like china has. – WSJ … FAIL Either the reporter or the editor that created this piece should be reprimanded.

  • Reply MissAyrie February 6, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    They built a place they can treat people. Done! Besides, the hospital probably wont be needed after the epidemic. Why build a solid one when it's only temporary anyway?

  • Reply Aldo Rizkiawan February 6, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    American media and Chinese media are the same, they all are a joke

  • Reply Julien Teyteau February 6, 2020 at 11:32 pm

    US establishment's mouth-piece "the Wall Street Journal" criticises China for… whatever… they're Chinese, hence, they have to find something to speak evil of it. Whatever they say, whatever they'll do, the MSM will always be outrageously critical.
    Let's see if they show the same insane amount of criticism when they'll cover the quarantine facilities in the US (actually, they're just repurposed military bases lol) because they have no hospitals to treat the travelers suspected of being infected.

  • Reply kathy aronson February 6, 2020 at 11:34 pm

    Does this remind anybody of the T.B. hospitals?

  • Reply 自称 犬HKの調教師 February 6, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    China, having developed the enhanced Coronavirus adding HIV protein, is operating the biological warfare cooperating with “WHO”. China rushes to construct the Extermination camps known by NAZI to isolate and to terminate infected people. This Coronavirus seems to be released to Wuhan City by accident from the Wuhan bio-warfare Lab. PLA (People’s Liberation
    Army) China. China is being suffered from its self-made FrankenStein.

  • Reply robert February 6, 2020 at 11:37 pm

    sounds like they'll treat more severe cases in the hospital, with better care, better equipment, that makes sense.

  • Reply David Hynes February 6, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    Its funny the CCP can spend all that money on made man islands and missles but they cannot control viruses.

  • Reply alef fush February 7, 2020 at 12:06 am

    Whats with the complain? People r dying

  • Reply Chairman Kim February 7, 2020 at 12:16 am

    Another self hating Chinese woman

  • Reply connor February 7, 2020 at 12:23 am

    If I get the Corona Virus I’m getting lime disease because you can’t have a corona with out a lime

  • Reply BigBird Records February 7, 2020 at 12:31 am

    Of course is not complete! It would take 5 years in other countries

  • Reply Vitalis Geraldo February 7, 2020 at 12:41 am

    Those face mask are not effective.

  • Reply bo2oservice February 7, 2020 at 12:43 am

    Looks more like shelters… "Stay strong" to the Chinese people!!!

  • Reply Andy J.I February 7, 2020 at 12:52 am

    Now… before talking about others, can you race to make one?

  • Reply That Guy February 7, 2020 at 12:53 am

    Those aint no hospitals

  • Reply HorizontalEagle February 7, 2020 at 1:05 am

    Wsj used to report better content than this. So sad.

  • Reply N G February 7, 2020 at 1:16 am

    Genocide maybe?

  • Reply p world February 7, 2020 at 1:18 am

    why isnt the reporter on mask? 🙄

  • Reply jacques gall February 7, 2020 at 1:38 am

    At least they are doing something instead of blaming. Nothing is perfect. Even journalist and news company makes fake news

  • Reply LighteN Ing February 7, 2020 at 1:41 am

    So? You expect a 5star hotel w luxury interior design in 10 days?

  • Reply Zerubabel Malau February 7, 2020 at 1:44 am

    Oo i see.. this news says the hospital not like a five star hotel

  • Reply Li Liu February 7, 2020 at 1:55 am

    Hey the “journo” of wsj, your jealousy is showing. We know the US government did nothing when H1N1 broke out causing hundreds of thousand deaths. So shove your propaganda. Chinese government is way more competent than the US.

  • Reply The Black Hundreds February 7, 2020 at 2:11 am

    Actually. This is absolutely false reporting. They are putting people in by the building because there is no time to wait for other buildings to be done when one is already done. Those are additions to the original plan.

  • Reply John Ceena February 7, 2020 at 2:17 am

    This is why I dont like west. Look at the Jealousy. F**O*

  • Reply Sama Itah February 7, 2020 at 2:22 am

    Resiko memiliki penduduk yang sangat banyak. Bila terjangkit virus mematikan sangat merepotkan

  • Reply Potato Face February 7, 2020 at 2:25 am

    I think we can cut them a little slack considering the inhuman speed this had to be completed in….

  • Reply gereral1 February 7, 2020 at 2:55 am

    Guess fema might get to use those coffins in those conspiracy theories

  • Reply Y S February 7, 2020 at 3:00 am

    They are trying their best to fight against the virus outbreak. And what did you contribute?

  • Reply Keone Mohana February 7, 2020 at 3:00 am

    Ban this Lu from ever returning back.

  • Reply jpham0x February 7, 2020 at 3:07 am

    why can't America stop 68,557 people from overdosing on drugs last year

  • Reply Shane Chen February 7, 2020 at 3:07 am

    I can't believe this report is from WSJ! What a shame!

  • Reply trend trend February 7, 2020 at 3:15 am

    Never trust china BS

  • Reply Tellthetruth February 7, 2020 at 3:17 am

    Wall street Journal what a jealous spiteful news piece. I and many others admire the discipline of the workers in China. Typical that you should get some bi racial Asian woman to do your dirty work.

  • Reply Chris Feng February 7, 2020 at 3:28 am

    The hospital starts to accept patients and that means it is ready. What si your definition of finish and how do you determine it is far from finish?

  • Reply Afra Leaf February 7, 2020 at 3:31 am

    All journalism is biased. I have no faith in humanity. The government is always corrupted no matter where. I’m fed up by The sense of entitlement and prejudice among western media

  • Reply Steven Yellow February 7, 2020 at 3:38 am

    That’s a stupid journalist I ever heard…why don’t you telling me any countries in the world can build a hospital with 1300 beds within 2wks or even months…even modernize country like USA can’t even do it in that time frames ok …well I guess she want to be famous in stupid way to do report

  • Reply Steven Yellow February 7, 2020 at 3:41 am

    Oh one more thing …she makes a WSJ look very bad …that’s how they hire the reporter ???

  • Reply meme that brainwashed me February 7, 2020 at 3:51 am

    What’s the purports of this video

  • Reply Bhagyesh Patil February 7, 2020 at 4:08 am

    Reporting this video!

  • Reply Kim Seong Lau February 7, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Sad to see WSJ running down everything done by China.Stop wasting your time.

  • Reply Jeff W February 7, 2020 at 4:18 am

    You have to have a place for the sick. You can't put them in the street. How do you deal with an outbreak like this?! There is 28,000 confirmed cases with over 3800 of those being severe cases. These number are obviously a lot lower than the real numbers. 300-600 severe cases each day. That would fill all these new hospitals in a matter of days. Large portion of those needing intensive care equipment.

  • Reply A.I. Dimmer February 7, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Its a make shift hospitals not a standard one…they done it for SARS in 2003.

  • Reply m0egrrL February 7, 2020 at 4:25 am

    China only wants you to see what it approves you to see, and it punishes the people who report the truth like the hero doctor who reported this on social media and was instead harassed.

  • Reply Pham Nhu Hien February 7, 2020 at 4:46 am

    hope this reporter get the virus for spewing misinformation

  • Reply gwidiwichcapitalist rippingoffpeasants February 7, 2020 at 4:46 am

    To me this is more of a prison.

  • Reply アメリカKarlweiser February 7, 2020 at 4:49 am

    Still looks better than New York subway

  • Reply Wenhao Wong February 7, 2020 at 5:10 am

    To be honest, I was shocked by the ignorance of the reporter and WSJ
    just a high school student can do better than the reporter in WSJ!
    poor western people having a stupid media
    those don't really care about the dead and the affairs but focus on making $ and critize the chinese gov and communist party
    poor guys and poor media

  • Reply Laolin521 February 7, 2020 at 5:10 am

    Just a thought, if you wanna paint China in a negative light, at least apply some common sense in your story.

  • Reply Tobi Adebomi February 7, 2020 at 5:12 am

    I can imagine if this outbreak had happened in African countries like Nigeria… I wonder how we would have coped.

  • Reply A L February 7, 2020 at 5:12 am

    Trash report.

  • Reply Bushangels February 7, 2020 at 5:16 am

    Typical American bias.

  • Reply workoutfanatic787 February 7, 2020 at 5:17 am

    USA: government contractors

    China: state-owned employees

  • Reply The Loud Mime February 7, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Does this idiot really think they were going to have the place finished and pack up the tools and machinery in 2 weeks? THIS IS ONE SITUATION REPORTERS DONT HAVE TO FIND AND MAKE UP AN EXAGGERATED STORY…. WHY ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT CONTRUCTION WHEN THERES A POSSIBLE PANDEMIC YOU IDIOT.

  • Reply Bushangels February 7, 2020 at 5:18 am

    "The grape is sour"…so typical

  • Reply Mada Mada February 7, 2020 at 5:18 am

    Wsj literally wants some jade palace or something, yall cant even build railways bro

  • Reply The Loud Mime February 7, 2020 at 5:22 am

    Almost 60k views on this and its monetized … this is how media companies make money off clickbait and mindless reporting.

  • Reply Welco February 7, 2020 at 5:24 am

    they are death camps for mass executions

  • Reply Carlos Lucero February 7, 2020 at 5:27 am

    🤦‍♂️ Wall Street Journal did it again, could you stop shaming yourselves for a second please?

  • Reply pammens miss February 7, 2020 at 5:28 am

    The 5 day "fast tracked" built
    more, …..MORE than
    CCP "window dressing"

    CCP "show boating"
    for world consumption !

    MORE malignant spreading of propaganda !
    from a malignantly EVIL Regime ! 😈

    The CCP treat functioning democracies citizens
    like idiots !
    The CCP HAS a suffocating grip on its
    own citizens …….
    at much as The CCP would like to,
    CONTROL The MSM of the world !!!

  • Reply Global Mask Penguin February 7, 2020 at 5:29 am

    WSJ congrats in exposing the CCP lies again. The CCP is build on a pack of lies.

  • Reply Joe Qiu February 7, 2020 at 5:37 am


  • Reply Robo Proctor February 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Oh, you know can trust any Communist Countries Doctor, when he say's "things are going smoothly", as he stands in a "hospital for light cases" that was built in 8 days, at the center of a pandemic on the television and on media releases. The Chinese don't hide the truth, right? I mean besides censoring the internet from from it's populace.

  • Reply babe sug February 7, 2020 at 6:00 am

    Give to that journalist to build one hospital, please. Is that video for real. I think thats the most risiculous thing ive ever seen on youtube.

  • Reply kcmn00 February 7, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Lol, it's made in a week. No one's expecting a fully constructed building. Stupid segment.

  • Reply Hengki Ng February 7, 2020 at 6:21 am

    Us media always spread bad propaganda news about china even related to human cases that need whole world attention.

  • Reply sofea safyna February 7, 2020 at 6:29 am

    That's they fault to they eat all the animals thats why they have corona virus

  • Reply Chris Stout February 7, 2020 at 6:33 am

    How many Chinese people does it take to screw in a light bulb?

    None, such laziness is punishable by firing squad.

  • Reply 孙世玉 February 7, 2020 at 6:34 am


  • Reply Chen hong February 7, 2020 at 6:37 am

    They built it to save human lives, while WSJ reports this just to show the arrogance. That's what I learnt.

  • Reply Yi Ren February 7, 2020 at 6:46 am

    What's your point WSJ?Any advices?This report sounds like what you called mouthpiece.

  • Reply Joy Lauper February 7, 2020 at 6:56 am

    Does anyone else see a problem that they have to use a port-o-potty outside when they are DYING of a pneumonia /flu on ventilation !!!! There is not enough staff to clean up after them if they can’t use the bathroom- if you have ever been sick, you know 😢

  • Reply Vedant Matta February 7, 2020 at 7:00 am

    Trash channel.

  • Reply Clark Williams February 7, 2020 at 7:01 am

    Has anyone seen any video or pictures of any large space filled with beds and patients? I have not.

  • Reply Slick Ratchet February 7, 2020 at 7:09 am

    They are not Hospitals. You are put in there with the worst cases….no doctors no equipment…..its too far gone

  • Reply guzel beshbaliq February 7, 2020 at 7:33 am

    The reporter has very strong Chinese accent

  • Reply BOng Malacca February 7, 2020 at 7:42 am

    nothing seems to be good coming from this , can any other country get 2 big hospital done in 1 year? 6 months? pls give credit when credit is due, if you dont have anything good to say, say nothing WSJ. bad taste and reporting.

  • Reply ZSShine February 7, 2020 at 8:01 am

    Sick man of Asia, really? Since when WSJ degraded into third class tabloid, using trash talk to sell? Oh, like, always? Shame on you.

  • Reply raj shekhar February 7, 2020 at 8:14 am

    It is still commendable though some thing like this would take 10 years in my country

  • Reply 21boxhead February 7, 2020 at 8:18 am


  • Reply Y i m y February 7, 2020 at 8:28 am

    The infection is so strong in Wuhan that when I saw the city with Google Earth, I started coughing when I enlarged the map.

  • Reply Zzzz Dddd February 7, 2020 at 8:32 am

    Every person who goes in, cannot come out. They are all going to die in there.

  • Reply AMEL CACA February 7, 2020 at 8:35 am

    Reporter is no masker?

  • Reply elfacisco February 7, 2020 at 8:48 am

    what a cheap shot from WSJ

  • Reply Biggie12398 February 7, 2020 at 8:50 am

    vote me up and downvote the video

  • Reply Greg Kelmis February 7, 2020 at 8:58 am

    Those are words to put people who are dying keep them comfortable while they’re dying normally china would probably just march them out into a ditch and shoot them in the back of the head but for some reason they’ve become more humane in their disposal of excess population they could see Trump affect trump 2020

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  • Reply Jonathan Lee February 7, 2020 at 9:28 am

    WSJ: China is lying
    China:(surprised winnie the pool's face)

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