It strikes me that one of the results of the over-reporting of ‘new cases’ of Covid-19 is that it allows the Taliban pushing for control to say ‘see, it worked’. Here in a few weeks or a month they can resort to regular, honest reporting and the number of ‘new cases’ will slow to a trickle.
Once they have pulled that sleight of hand, it will give them street cred when they want or need to pull the wool over the the wool producers once again down the road.
Hegelian Dialectic at its finest. Just a thought.