The World Health Organization (WHO) has not received relevant data on the number of COVID-19 infections in China since the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) abandoned the zero-COVID policy.
Some experts suspect that the CCP may want to withhold information about the scale of the pandemic in China.
According to Da Ji Yuan, WHO experts have called on Beijing to share comprehensive and reliable data rather than the limited data released so far.
WHO Director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a press conference in Geneva that to conduct a comprehensive risk assessment of the situation in China, WHO needs information on the severity of COVID-19 in this country, such as hospitalizations, critical cases, and other details.
Lawrence Gostin, a law professor at Georgetown University, told Reuters that China’s failure to provide data on the COVID-19 pandemic in China is highly suspicious.
He said, “What it tells me is that China is hiding data that is vital for understanding the full impact of its decision to end its zero-COVID strategy.”
Recent reports show that the COVID-19 pandemic’s real situation in China is very bad.
Bloomberg reported on December 21 that at Tongren Hospital, one of the largest public hospitals in Shanghai, doctors in the intensive care unit had to use the corridor to handle a large number of seriously ill patients.
Medical workers have described that the COVID-19 outbreak in China is rapidly deteriorating, and the health of many patients and pandemic prevention staff is declining day by day.
The Washington Post recently interviewed a receptionist at a funeral house in Beijing. This person said that all crematoriums are operating around the clock, and the dead who want to be cremated must wait 5 to 6 days.
Reuters reported that on December 21, dozens of hearses lined up outside a crematorium in Beijing, although Chinese authorities reported no deaths from COVID-19.
A witness interviewed by Reuters said he saw crowds of police and about 40 hearses lined up outside a crematorium in Beijing’s Tongzhou district because the funeral house’s parking lot was packed.