The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on Communist China to bring back lockdowns and other Covid-era restrictions to tackle a new outbreak of a mystery respiratory illness.
The WHO is pressuring the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to reinstate mask-wearing and social distancing, and issue stay-at-home orders for the public.
The timing of the outbreak is eerily reminiscent of Covid, which first emerged in China this time in 2019, just under one year out from the 2020 election.
With this latest outbreak emerging just under one year out from the 2024 election, many are raising concerns that pandemic restrictions could also disrupt the next presidential race.
Hospitals in Beijing and the province of Liaoning, 500 miles northeast of the capital, have been detecting cases of “undiagnosed pneumonia.”
Local news also reports hospitals are “overwhelmed with sick children.”
The infected are showing signs of lung inflammation and a high fever, but no cough or other symptoms that signal the flu or RSV.
From the Daily Mail:
The WHO said it has now called on China to share data on these patients, recent trends in the circulation of viruses and pressures on hospitals.
The UN health agency said it is also in contact with medics and scientists in a bid to understand the situation.
In the meantime, it urged people in China to ‘follow measures to reduce the risk of respiratory illness’.
These include ‘recommended vaccination; keeping distance from people who are ill; staying home when ill; getting tested and medical care as needed; wearing masks as appropriate; ensuring good ventilation; and regular hand-washing’, the WHO said.
According to a Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases (ProMED) alert, the spike in illness in children remains a mystery.
“Parents questioned whether the authorities were covering up the epidemic,” ProMED revealed.
“This report suggests a widespread outbreak of an undiagnosed respiratory illness,” an editor’s note of the alert read.
“It is not at all clear when this outbreak started, as it would be unusual for so many children to be affected so quickly.”
“The report does not say that any adults were affected, suggesting some exposure at the schools.”
The Chinese regime responded to the WHO and ProMed’s clinical inquiries on Thursday, claiming it had not detected unusual or novel pathogens.
China went on to blame the spike in illness among the children on lifting its COVID-19 restrictions.
The CCP also claims the circulation of pathogens like mycoplasma pneumoniae, a common bacterial infection that typically affects younger children.
With the critical 2024 elections less than a year away, many are wondering if a repeat of the Covid pandemic is coming in the wake of this new mystery outbreak in China.