A million people are dying in China every 24 hours as a result of COVID-19, which appears to be one of the country’s biggest crises. A chaotic and dangerous situation has been reported in many media organizations across China. Furthermore, the current wave of cases may increase to 3.7 million by the end of the month and a horrifying 4.7 million by the end of March. Additionally, a special advisory for the New Year and the holiday season is also released by the health ministry in China. The exact extent of the current outbreak is unknown since China has reduced testing and stopped disclosing the majority of mild cases. Anand Mahindra’s tweet on this issue is currently going viral on the internet.
Sudden Covid Spike In China
China is currently seeing another outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. Additionally, social media is filled with pictures that indicate a challenging time for the nation with the largest population. It also demonstrates the challenges it is facing in being ready to combat the infection. The abrupt increase in Covid-19 in China is because the country has decided to lift the lockdown. In addition, the news agency AFP claimed that there are too many patients and hospitals in China are over flooding. This time, the elderly are the most affected.
Only a “handful” of deaths are officially on the record in China, as per the agency’s report. Blogger and YouTuber Jennifer Zeng tweeted about the situation in the Chinese hospitals. It was “Chongqing Medical University Hospital,” she claimed. She stated in a tweet that the Chongqing Medical University Hospital is currently facing a shortage of beds. Additionally, older people are beginning to lie on the floor with the machines on their chests, pressing their hearts in place of a human’s hand.
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
Anand Mahindra’s Tweet Makes Us Proud
Anand Mahindra tweeted in response to one of the images of a hospital in China. He suggested that this could be an excellent opportunity to demonstrate how “good” India is to its neighbors once more. He also mentions the Serum Institute of India and Bharat Biotech in his tweet. Anand Mahindra’s tweet 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
Vaccination In China
At the time of Hong Kong’s omicron outbreak, vaccination rates in China were greater than those in Hong Kong. However, the nation has only used vaccines produced domestically. Compared to other mRNA vaccines that have demonstrated the most robust protection against infection, these rely on older technology. According to a study, CoronaVac needs three shots to offer equivalent protection, particularly for the elderly.
Two shots are compulsory for the vaccine’s standard course, plus a booster shot later. Additionally, the majority of the Chinese population is taking the CoroVac vaccine or other similar vaccines by Sinopharm. Furthermore, only about 60% of the population in China has received a booster shot, despite the country reporting a vaccination rate of 90%. The older individuals are the ones who miss a booster vaccination.
In the meantime, there’s no record of most deaths in China. Furthermore, the increase in Covid-19 instances has brought about a chaotic and tense situation on a global scale. So even though the country has recorded a drop in cases and deaths, India is stepping up surveillance.