A female U.S. associate professor was returning to her homeland in China to obtain treatment for her terminal cancer. Still, she, unfortunately, died during her compulsory COVID-19 quarantine time, according to Sound of Hope.
46-year-old Xu Yaqiong of Vanderbilt University in Tennessee was diagnosed with rectal cancer. Doctors expected her to remain alive at least until January 2022.
Xu decided to return to China and try Chinese treatment for her illness. There, she was sent to Dongguan, Guangzhou, for COVID-19 quarantine.
Online Chinese users shared that the quarantine place was a dilapidated guesthouse. The daily meals were just one portion of instant noodles, and no food from outside was allowed.
Xu Yaqiong presented a certificate of diagnosis from an American doctor, saying that she had cancer and needed treatment, but the people in charge ignored her.
She finished her quarantine nonetheless. But as she came back to Wuhan to meet her family, the local authorities demanded she returns to isolation.
During her isolation in Wuhan, Xu’s condition worsened. Finally, her family tried all their contacts and managed to get her to the general hospital. There, 28 liters of excess abdominal fluid were removed.
Finally, she was allowed home. Xu, unfortunately, passed away less than two weeks later, at the end of October.
After Xu Yaqiong’s death, Vanderbilt University held a memorial service for her on Dec. 3.
Xu holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Chinese Academy of Sciences. She later taught at Vanderbilt University, majoring in electrical and physical engineering, focusing on nanotechnology. She has received numerous awards, including the 2011 National Science Foundation Career Development Award.
Many commented that the Chinese Communist Party’s extreme pandemic protocols killed Xu.