The number of coronavirus illnesses in China has dramatically increased since the Covid-19 limitations were relaxed. According to epidemiologist and health economist Eric Feigl-Ding, hospitals in China are entirely overcrowded.
Over the next 90 days, the epidemiologist predicts that more than 60% of China and 10% of the global population will likely contract the disease, with millions of deaths inevitable.
As the virus spreads through the Chinese capital, one of Beijing’s designated crematoria for Covid-19 patients has been inundated with dead bodies in recent days, providing an early indication of the human cost of the nation’s unexpected relaxation of pandemic regulations.
Feigl-Ding claims that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) objective is “Let whoever needs to be killed, die, and let whoever needs to be infected, be infected. Early outbreaks, early deaths, an early peak, and an early start to production again.”
Since the government disclosed four deaths between November 19 and November 23, China has not reported any Covid deaths in Beijing. An inquiry for comment submitted late on Friday was not immediately answered by the State Council’s information office.
According to those who work there, Beijing Dongjiao Crematory, on the eastern border of the Chinese capital, has seen an increase in requests for cremation and other funerary services.
“We’ve been swamped with work since since Covid reopened, according to a woman who answered the phone at the cremation on Friday. She said, “Right now, it’s 24 hours a day. We can’t keep up.”
The woman claimed that Dongjiao Crematory, run by Beijing Municipality and designated by the National Health Commission to manage cases of Covid positivity, was receiving so many bodies that it was performing cremations in the early morning and late at night. There is no other option, she insisted.
She calculated that the crematorium received almost 200 dead daily, up from 30 or 40 on an average day. The personnel at the crematorium has been overworked, she claimed, and several of them have just contracted the rapidly spreading illness.
Men who work at the facility, which also has a funeral home and a tiny collection of stores selling caskets, urns, flowers, and other funerary products, said the number of bodies had increased significantly recently, but no one would estimate how much.
In China, days might no longer double. Let that sink in. Some experts claim that the concept of doubling time now extends to “hours.” R is challenging to calculate if doubling time is less than one day since PCR testing is challenging at that speed. The world and China are in serious jeopardy, according to Feigl-Ding.
Additionally, the number of deaths in mainland China is vastly underreported. In Beijing, there has been a recent explosion in funeral services brought on by the sharp rise in mortality, according to a survey of hospitals, funeral homes, and related funeral industry chains.
The epidemiologist claims that cremations take place nonstop in Beijing. There are too many mortuaries. Need for chilled containers. funerals available round-the-clock. There are 2000 remains waiting to be cremated. Sounds recognisable? It’s spring 2020 all over again, with China imitating a more Western-style mass infection strategy this time.
Ibuprofen is fully sold out everywhere, so people flocked to a pharmaceutical business to purchase it.
One claimed that by noon, all of the day’s dead will have been incinerated. But because there have been more bodies lately, cremations are now happening well into the evening.
China abolished much of the lockdown, testing, and quarantine regimes that supported its ‘Zero Covid’ approach for the past three years to suppress even modest outbreaks of the virus in a series of dramatic actions this month.
It has been challenging to gauge the extent of China’s coronavirus outbreak since testing restrictions have been loosened. As fewer people test themselves at public facilities, the number of daily national case counts has steadily decreased, and earlier this week, health authorities ceased publishing daily totals of asymptomatic cases for the first time since the pandemic started.
Only seriously ill patients should call for ambulances, advised the Beijing Emergency Medical Centre earlier this month. This was because the number of emergency calls had increased to 30,000 per day from an average of about 5,000, placing a strain on the ability of paramedics to respond.
In accordance with National Health Commission standards, remains that have been identified as Covid-positive or that are suspected of having Covid must be immediately incinerated in approved furnaces without dressing the bodies or holding memorial services.
But because to limited exposure, low vaccination rates, and inadequate investment in emergency treatment, a large portion of China’s 1.4 billion people are still at risk for contracting the virus.