In recent news from China, concerning reports have emerged from the provinces of Henan, Anhui, and Shanxi, indicating a troubling situation with the ongoing waves of COVID-19 infections. Residents from Henan province have shed light on the ground reality, revealing that the medical system has allegedly been instructed not to attribute deaths to COVID-19. This has led to overwhelming crematoriums and hospitals struggling to cope with the increasing number of fatalities.
According to one resident, hospitals in the region tend to attribute deaths to pre-existing health conditions, rather than directly linking them to the virus. However, individuals who had been effectively managing their health conditions with medication saw a rapid deterioration in their health after contracting the latest outbreak of COVID-19. This has raised concerns about downplaying the impact of the virus.
In addition to the issue of underreporting COVID-19 deaths, there have been cases of patients being discharged before fully recovering. Hospitals in the affected provinces are reportedly inundated with patients, with numerous cases of the “white lung syndrome” visible on X-rays.
The current wave of infections began spreading across China in September, with the Chinese Communist Party initially attributing the outbreak to influenza, RSV infections, and mycoplasma pneumonia while downplaying the role of COVID-19. However, these emerging reports from Henan, Anhui, and Shanxi provinces warrant attention and further investigation.
While China has reported the emergence of the JN.1 variant in the country, local researchers are skeptical that this variant is solely responsible for the situation in these provinces. There is speculation that either a new SARS-CoV-2 virus or a new pathogen could be at play. More updates will be provided by Thailand Medical News once the reports have been verified.
The troubling situation in Henan, Anhui, and Shanxi provinces in China raises concerns about the underreporting of COVID-19 deaths and the strain on hospitals and crematoriums. The need for further investigation and validation is evident, as the true extent of the situation remains uncertain.