Experts Concerned Child Pneumonia Outbreak in China Is COVID-19 Relabeled by the Regime

Experts Concerned Child Pneumonia Outbreak in China Is COVID-19 Relabeled by the Regime
Children and their parents wait at an outpatient area at a children hospital in Beijing on Nov. 23, 2023. (Jade Gao/AFP via Getty Images)
Mary Hong

Medical experts are concerned the latest child pneumonia outbreaks in China could be the resurfacing of COVID-19, and that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) concealment of the true situation on the ground will only exacerbate the spread of disease.

The World Health Organization issued a statement on Nov. 22 that there are surging clusters of undiagnosed pneumonia in children in northern China.

Earlier, China’s National Health Commission admitted on Nov. 13 possible cross-infection in children with mycoplasma pneumonia infections in the latest outbreaks across the country.

Xiaoxu Sean Lin, scientific director and co-founder of The CCP BioThreats Initiative, told the Chinese language edition of The Epoch Times that for the past couple of months, CCP officials have insisted on blaming mycoplasma pneumonia for the recent outbreaks, and rejected recognizing any cross-infections.

“Most patients will naturally recover from mycoplasma pneumonia infection, and rarely develop severe pneumonia symptoms, and even less often white lung,” said Mr. Lin.

Mycoplasma pneumonia are bacteria-like organisms that can cause pneumonia with typically milder symptoms than other types of pneumonia. It typically isn’t severe enough to require bed rest, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Some of the viruses that cause colds and the flu can cause pneumonia. Viruses are the most common cause of pneumonia in children younger than 5 years. Viral pneumonia is usually mild. But in some cases, it can become very serious. COVID-19 may cause pneumonia, which can become severe.

Mycoplasma pneumonia infection alone cannot adequately explain the substantial number of children needing medical intervention, and some progressing to critical condition, requiring lung lavage, according to Mr. Lin.

In the eastern province of Anhui, the Provincial Children’s Hospital was reported to have conducted an average of more than 50 cases of lung lavage, and a peak of 67 cases a day, from an average of about 10 cases in the past, reported Chinese media on Nov. 13.

Mr. Lin said COVID-19, respiratory viruses, and/or the bacteria causing mycoplasma pneumonia, can collectively overpower the body’s defense system, resulting in more severe infections and the development of conditions like white lung.

“The symptoms of white lung are frequently observed in individuals infected with the novel coronavirus. The Chinese officials have acted irresponsibly,” said Mr. Lin, referring to the regime’s decision to stop publishing daily COVID-19 data last December.

“The new coronavirus has not really disappeared from China. I think the officials are still withholding information,” he added.

The Resurfacing of COVID-19

Jonathan Liu, a traditional Chinese medicine professor in Canada, believes this epidemic across the country suggests China never cleared COVID-19, which actually has resurfaced with a complex mix of mycoplasma and other viruses.

He said that the current extensive infections among children in China, considering the severity of the illness, are very unusual.

“According to traditional Chinese medicine, the energy in children’s bodies, known as Yang energy, is generally robust,“ he said. ”Therefore, during the past three years of the COVID-19 pandemic, most children have remained relatively safe, with few instances of severe cases, deaths, or significant occurrences of white lung compared to adults and the elderly. However, these issues are now surfacing in China.”

Mr. Liu commented that people in China are now faced with the fact that officials attributed the epidemic outbreak to viruses other than the novel coronavirus, the general public is not allowed to discuss COVID-19 even if they contract it, and hospitals can not conduct COVID-19 tests. “In essence, it’s the one-party dictatorship that forced the novel coronavirus to simply resurface under different names,” he said.

Mr. Lin urged the citizens of  China and the international community to both exert pressure on the regime and demand it to reveal the true situation. “This issue is pressing; this wave of infection is a highly critical situation to the Chinese people,” said Mr. Lin.

A child wearing a mask is pushed across a road in Beijing on Dec. 2, 2022. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)
A child wearing a mask is pushed across a road in Beijing on Dec. 2, 2022. (Ng Han Guan/AP Photo)

Plagues Linked to Unethical Behavior

“I hope the Chinese people can understand that there are ways to help themselves,” Mr. Liu said.

From the perspective of traditional Chinese medicine, he said plagues manifest because of the prevalent manifestation of unethical behavior among both rulers and the populace. “A significant amount of unethical conduct in China has contributed to the widespread outbreak of the epidemic,” he said.

Comparing it historically to when the Ming and Eastern Han Dynasties collapsed, “We now observe a similar pattern with COVID-19,” said Mr. Liu, referring to how a great plague lasted for over a decade with waves of surging cases prior to the end of the Eastern Han Dynasty.

He mentioned that the nature of the CCP and its destruction of Chinese culture, distortion of Chinese history, indoctrination of atheism and party culture, and persecution of the Chinese populace—from the social elites to the grassroots, ethnic minorities, people of faith, and widespread practice of organ harvesting from adherents of Falun Gong and others—have all resulted in a steady succession of natural disasters like plagues.

Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is a peaceful practice of mind and body cultivation based on the universal principles of truth, compassion, and tolerance. However, just like other religious faiths in China, Falun Gong adherents have been subjected to a brutal persecution campaign by the CCP since 1999.

Through this persecution campaign, the regime developed a system of mass murder for profit via the removal of vital organs for sale on the black market. In June 2019, the China Tribunal, an independent judicial investigation into the forced organ transplantation system in China released its final judgment. The Tribunal’s conclusion, based on an extensive array of evidence and testimony provided by more than 50 witnesses, found that crimes against humanity had been committed against China’s Uyghur Muslim and Falun Gong populations, reported the Health Europa.

“This epidemic serves as a [warning] to the public,” Mr. Liu said.

Mr. Liu hopes the Chinese people will open their minds, break through the CCP’s online censorship, and learn the true values of humanity to save themselves from the regime’s propaganda and survive the resulting plague.

Haizhong Ning and Luo Ya contributed to this report.