America’s epidemiologist Eric Feigl-Ding says, the corona-bomb has exploded again. This epidemiologist from the New England Complex Systems Institute, an American epidemiologic research center, wrote on Twitter on the 19th, “Since the tightening of the Covid rules, Chinese hospitals are overflowing with patients. Experts fear that in the next 90 days, more than 60 percent of China’s population and about 10% of the world’s citizens will be infected with Covid. Can be infected.” He further claimed, “Covid may cause lakhs of deaths in the coming year.” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) has not heard of any such fear yet.
Stance of Indian health ministry
Although Xi Jinping’s government is tight-lipped about it, India’s Ministry of Health is unmoved. This morning Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandavia sat in a meeting to review the Corona situation. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter written to all the states yesterday, said that with the recent increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in Japan, America, South Korea, Brazil and China, special emphasis needs to be placed on genome sequencing of infected samples so that new variants of the virus can be identified quickly.
Therefore, as many samples as possible should be sent to the laboratories of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Consortium (INSACOG) every day. Bhushan also said that testing, identification, treatment, vaccination and Covid-19 regulations – these 5-point steps have reduced the weekly infection in India to 1200, but the world is still getting infected around 35 lakh people every week. In this situation, besides preventing infection, it is very important to keep an eye on how the virus variants are changing their character.
On the occasion of Christmas and English New Year, the crowd will increase in the streets and restaurants after a few days. But a large part of India’s population has not yet taken the booster dose. Many have given up wearing masks. Yesterday, public health doctor Anirban Dalui said, “The situation of Covid is worsening again in various countries. Even though the number of infected people in India is apparently low, there is a possibility of corona strike at any moment.”
The current situation of infection in China, which Eric and the representatives of an American newspaper described, is reminiscent of the horrors of the second wave of Corona in India. Eric used the phrase ‘thermonuclear bad’ in a tweet, comparing this ‘explosion’ of infection to an atomic bomb. Attached is a hospital video. It is seen that the patients are lying in overcrowded beds and even on the floor with manure.
The American newspaper also claims that the death rate is increasing in Beijing with the number of Covid infections after the relaxation of the restrictions. The furnace burns day and night in the crematorium. However, after four deaths between November 19 and 23, the Xi Jinping administration has not officially announced that anyone else has died of Covid-19 in China. The Chinese government is also silent about the horrors that Eric spoke about.