The COVID-19 pandemic in Beijing is spreading. According to a BBC reporter in China, in the past week, the number of infected people in Beijing has exceeded 10 million people. It is very difficult to find people who are not infected, which makes people feel scared. In addition, two former senior journalists from Chinese state media have died from COVID-19. And a meeting at a private hospital in Beijing revealed that, “many hospitals have been paralyzed.”
Reporter reveals the number of infections in a week in Beijing
BBC reporter in China, Stephen McDonell, continued to post on Twitter on December 16 that the current situation in Beijing is very worrying. The COVID-19 pandemic is sweeping Beijing at an alarming rate. He estimated that the number of infections in the past week exceeded 10 million people. The elderly and people with underlying medical conditions are the two most vulnerable.
McDonell also said that a poll conducted by Beijing-based media outlet The Beijinger, with a long history on WeChat showed that up to 70% of respondents admitted to being infected with COVID. This survey is concentrated in the Chaoyang and Dongcheng districts of Beijing, but it seems consistent with the status quo in other regions. In the past week or so, it has been difficult to find people in Beijing who have not been infected with COVID.
Two famous journalists of Chinese state media died from the pandemic, the death rate spiked
According to the Voice of America (VOA), Chinese media reported on December 16 that two senior journalists of China’s state media died in Beijing after contracting COVID. The first death was reported by Chinese media, after the Chinese regime gave up the “zero-COVID” policy with no warning, preparation, and no plan.
The two dead are Yang Lianghua, 74 years old, a famous former reporter of People’s Daily, who died on December 15. The other is Zhou Zhichun, 77 years old, a former deputy chairman and deputy editor-in-chief of China Youth Daily, who died on December 8.
The article pointed out that China’s National Health Commission has stopped publishing data on the number of deaths since December 7, when China lifted its lockdown. The last time they announced the number of deaths was on December 3. However, information spread on social networks shows that the number of deaths from COVID in China is increasing rapidly. Crematoriums in Beijing are operating at full capacity because there are so many bodies piling up. The bodies have to wait several days for cremation. Some residents even said that because there were too many people lined up at funeral homes, the family members of the deceased had to bring their bodies home.
Leaked content of a private hospital meeting in Beijing: “Many hospitals have been paralyzed”
Radio Free Asia posted a video saying that the recording of an internal meeting of a private hospital in Beijing was widely spread on Weibo. Senior hospital officials said the pandemic was very serious, and many hospitals have been paralyzed. After the regime relaxed the “zero-COVID” policy, the current first wave of the pandemic is just the beginning. The Chinese will have to experience at least 4 to 5 more outbreaks. People are advised not to take Lianhua Qingwen because it can cause liver damage.
The internal meeting was held on December 12. In the recording, a woman said, “Many hospitals were in a state of paralysis. On December 11, Beijing was recruiting all retired medical staff to return to work. Guangzhou is doing the same thing, so this first outbreak is very serious, much different than what we imagined. The pandemic has not subsided, but it has really begun.”
The woman added, “Definitely the COVID-19 infection rate will reach 100%, and there will be 4 to 5 outbreaks. This is something people should be prepared for.”