Fever cases in major cities across China are surging during the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) top Two Sessions annual meeting.
Regime officials said it’s an outbreak of influenza A, as Xi’an plans a citywide flu lockdown. However, people are worried about a resurgence of COVID-19, following the massive wave of infections over December and January that collapsed the country’s medical system and overwhelmed crematoriums.
Dr. Zhang Wenhong, China’s top virologist and director of the Infectious Diseases Department of Huashan Hospital Affiliated with Fudan University in Shanghai, responded to issues of influenza A and COVID-19 resurgence at a press conference during the Two Sessions meeting held in the Great Hall of Beijing on March 10.
He said that the next wave of COVID-19 infections may soon arrive. According to Zhang, the pandemic in China reached its peak of infections at the end of December last year and the antibodies acquired by the infected will gradually decline after five to six months. He warned that attention needs to be paid to the pathogenicity of the virus and vulnerable groups in preparation for the next wave of COVID-19.
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