The moment everyone thought that the pandemic was under control and Covid-19 had vanished finally, a new deadly outbreak in China brought back the fear with which we lived for almost 2 years.
And as we all know; China is the most populous country in the world. It is struggling to fight the deadly strain of the virus. Social media is flooded with pictures and videos from the massacre it created in such a short amount of time. Recently a picture from a hospital in China ‘Chongqing Medical University Hospital’ was shared by a user on Twitter.
The picture clearly shows the poor condition of the hospital overcrowded with serious patients with no more beds to accommodate them
The caption of the post read:
“There are no more beds inside the #Chongqing Medical University Hospital, and the elderly are starting to lie on the floor. The machines that are on the chests are used to replace the human hand to press the heart,”
There are no more beds inside the #Chongqing Medical University Hospital, and the elderly are starting to lie on the floor. The machines that are on the chests are used to replace the human hand to press the heart. #chinacovid #ChinaCovidCases #China pic.twitter.com/gu735rjhmL
— Inconvenient Truths by Jennifer Zeng 曾錚真言 (@jenniferzeng97) December 21, 2022
with hashtags such as “China Covid cases”.
According to reports, following the anti-lockdown protests that took over the country, China decided to put an end to the lockdown. This sudden outbreak happened as a result of that.
According to the news agency, numerous hospitals in China are overflowing with patients and the most hit patients this time are above 50 years of age. Reports also suggest that China has officially logged only a “handful” of deaths.
Reacting to the picture and plight of China, business Magnate Anand Mahindra shared a tweet on Friday
He emphasized that this might be a good chance to set an example and show once again how “good” India is towards its neighbors. The Mahindra chairman expressed that the vaccination in China may not be as effective, so he urged the Indian biotech companies to lend a hand of support to their neighbors.
Mahindra tagged Indian biotech companies Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech in a tweet and said,
“Clearly their vaccines have not provided the necessary immunity. Can we demonstrate how to be good neighbors and @SerumInstIndia & @BharatBiotech? We currently have sufficient capacity to supply.”
Clearly their vaccines have not provided the necessary immunity. Can we demonstrate how to be good neighbours and offer to supply vaccines from @SerumInstIndia & @BharatBiotech ? We currently have sufficient capacity to supply. https://t.co/rgoTSfLUeH
— anand mahindra (@anandmahindra) December 23, 2022
China seems to be facing one of the worst phases of the pandemic, with a million deaths due to COVID-19 every 24 hours. The current wave of cases could rise to 3.7 million by next month and a dreadful 4.7 million by March.
Health Ministry in China issued a new advisory for New Year and the festive season in China. They claimed that less than 3,000 cases except for foreign arrivals and zero deaths had been reported in the last 24 hours.
This figure clearly shows that most of the deaths are not counted. It comes in the wake of China changing its criteria for recording cases and deaths. The surge in Covid-19 cases has created a chaotic and tense situation all across the world.