Coronavirus Rapidly Spreading Through Chinese City – Hordes Of People Being Turned Away From Hospitals…
(Tea Party 247) – Thanks to society being completely inundated with vaccines viruses seem to be getting stronger and stronger and more resistant to medical intervention. Mild colds have transformed into serious illnesses that can even be life-threatening. China is currently seeing such a case as a mysterious and deadly new coronavirus has been spreading like wildfire.
So many people are showing up at hospitals in the Chinese city of Wuhan, hordes of people are being turned away. The problem has become so severe that the Chinese government is taking the unprecedented step to quarantine the entire city of 11 million people.
InfoWars reports that there are about 2,000 hospital beds available for those who have come down with this new infection but according to Reuters, Chinese authorities are claiming that there are 571 confirmed cases, 393 “suspected cases” and 17 confirmed deaths. These numbers must be must higher considering the number of people being turned away from the hospitals.
The South China Morning Post reports:
At Xiehe Hospital in the central Chinese city of Wuhan on Wednesday afternoon, hundreds of patients waited eagerly at the fever ward wanting to see a doctor.
Many of them had symptoms of pneumonia but few got what they wanted – admission and free treatment in a quarantined environment.
Xiehe is one of the dozen hospitals in the city designated to treat patients who may have contracted the coronavirus that has already killed 17 people and sickened hundreds of others.
While officials said they had stepped up quarantine of patients, including those suspected of being infected, the overcrowded fever ward at Xiehe reflected the struggle for hospitals to cope with the surge of people with pneumonia symptoms.
On one side of the fever ward, a relative of a 55-year-old man said a doctor told her the hospital was full and she should take the man home, even though he had a fever and other symptoms.
“I almost got down on my knees to beg the doctor to admit him so he could stay in the hospital but the doctor said there was no space,” she said.
She was one of about 100 patients packing the ward’s waiting area, forming long queues outside the three consultation rooms. While the doctors and nurses were equipped with full-gear protective clothing, many patients only had face masks as they were hooked up to intravenous drips. Some patients coughed and spat openly in the hallway.
This is just one of many stories in which family members recount how sick their loved ones are. This is an incredibly alarming situation and one that we need to keep an eye on. The Chinese government is restricting travel to and from the city of Wuhan but it seems like the virus is already on the move internationally with 8 cases being reported worldwide, outside of China.
The Telegraph reports:
But disease modelling experts from Imperial College, London say the true figure in the city of Wuhan alone – the source of the outbreak – could be 4,000 and as high as 9,700 in the worst case scenario.
At the weekend the researchers released figures estimating that around 1,700 people in the city were infected – at the time Chinese officials said there were just 40 cases of the disease.
Neil Ferguson, professor of mathematical biology at Imperial College, told a press briefing in London that over the coming weeks the number of cases would increase rapidly.
He added: “We’ve updated our estimates of the number of cases to a central estimate of about 4,000 in Wuhan. It will be much more complicated to estimate for the whole of China.”
He said this was nearly double the previous estimate and that health authorities in China were becoming “overwhelmed” with the “enormously demanding situation” as people flock to hospitals with flu-like symptoms.
“It’s not that the epidemic has doubled in size in the last five days but that more information has been gathered and more cases have been exported [to other countries],” he added.
We can expect to see more nasty viruses like this in the future but for now let’s hope the Chinese government and Chinese health officials can get a handle on this before it claims too many more lives and becomes a worldwide problem.