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Third Wave of Mass COVID Infection in China

COVID-19 infection rates are on the rise again in China. According to the Beijing CDC, the number of COVID patients has surged by more than 70% in recent days, with outbreaks occurring in many places throughout China. The main strain of the COVID virus currently prevalent within China is EG.5, according to an August 19 announcement by China’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

A large number of young children in various places are showing symptoms such as high fever, “white lungs” (patient’s lung appear as white in X-ray or CT picture due to infection), and difficulty in breathing. Many hospitals in China are calling the virus “mycoplasma pneumonia.” Some people have speculated that the authorities may be purposely avoiding the term “COVID,” opting to call the infection by a different name.

Many Chinese people are now being infected with the COVID virus for the third time, known as the “third positive” on Chinese social media. The “first positive” wave happened during late 2022 and early 2023, and the “second positive” wave happened in Spring of 2023.

Source: NTDTV, August 31, 2023