China Express reveals the China you don’t
know! The news of pneumonic p lague in China has not subsided. On December 31, 2019 , it was rumored that there was a suspected SARS outbreak in Wuhan， and there were many pneumonia of unknown cause. The authorities immediately rushed to “remove rumors” to arrest people, and the people were angry. The South China Seafood Market, where the epidemic broke out, has been closed, and the epidemic has spread. Residents near the market have also been infected and have been sent to hospitals for isolation. Family members are not allowed to visit patients. A Hong Kong woman who has been to Wuhan has been infected with pneumonia and is being quarantined in a Hong Kong hospital. The video showed that on the first day of the new year, quarantine personnel wearing biochemical protective clothing were examining the infected people on a flight departing from Wuhan. A female passenger said, “We can’t go out, this person has an infectious disease.” SARS originated in Guangdong, China in November 2002 , with a total of 8096 possible cases and 774 deaths worldwide. A netizen Zhu told Free Asia that some doctors reminded everyone to be careful, saying that the SARS epidemic was a very serious virus infection, and the government wanted to cover the truth, but in the end this could not be hidden. Some people in the medical profession told NTD that ordinary pneumonia is not contagious and its treatment does not require isolation. The Chinese Communist Party’s official announcement of a “pneumonia epidemic” is an admission that the pneumonia is infectious pneumonia. According to public information, only the pneumonia like SARS, anthrax, and pneumonic plague, are highly contagious and lethal, and they may cause the “outbreak.” The local health and health commission issued a notice on the afternoon of January 1 stating that eight people were investigated and punished for publishing and forwarding false information. The content did not mention what “inaccurate information” means, nor did it disclose the relevant punishment. Yuan Guoyong, a microbiology expert at the Li Ka Shing School of Medicine of the University of Hong Kong, pointed out that the occurrence of bird flu in 1997 and the SARS outbreak in 2003 had mortality rates ranging from 10% to a maximum of 50%. He went on to point out that in this case in Wuhan, 25% were serious cases, and the situation was similar to the cases of avian influenza and atypical pneumonia that year. He believes that the new outbreak may be a new infectious disease similar to avian influenza or atypical pneumonia, and it is necessary to upgrade all defense measures. After the outbreak of the incident, the CDC of the Ministry of Health and Welfare of the Republic of China or Taiwan stated that a child who is having fever found on the first batch of direct flights from Wuhan to Taiwan at 6 o’clock that night. Later the sick kid was evaluated by the epidemic prevention physician and returned home after leaving relevant information. The health unit will continue to track the young child’s health. A Hong Kong woman who had been to Wuhan with pneumonia was seeking medical treatment and was quarantined in Tuen Mun Hospital. “Position News” reporter asked a nurse at Tuen Mun Hospital and confirmed that the female patient had been to Wuhan 2 weeks ago and was confirmed to have pneumonia. Hong Kong media revealed that the Wuhan epidemic is likely to be a new coronavirus transmitted from animals to humans. Residents around the Wuhan epidemic- affected area have not been notified to take precautionary measures, and are concerned that the epidemic will spread further. The local SARS epidemic broke out. All masks have been sold out. As of January 5, the epidemic has spread rapidly. There have been 8 cases in Hong Kong and 1 case in Singapore. Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore have all strengthened epidemic prevention, and Hong Kong will raise the level of epidemic prevention. Su Yiren, an honorary researcher at the National Institutes of Health in Taiwan, emphasized that the CCP is obliged to report the epidemic situation to the World Health Organization (WHO) and inform the world that such an epidemic situation has occurred in China, increasing global epidemic alertness.