Shunping Highway in Nanfaxin, Beijing. By N509FZ - Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, link.

New Covid-19 Outbreak in Beijing, China

Guest essay by Eric Worrall

h/t Breitbart; According to SCMP, Beijing has gone into “emergency response mode” to contain a new Covid-19 outbreak, which has been detected near Beijing International Capital Airport.

New controls introduced in the Chinese capital as the city authorities warn the epidemic control situation is ‘severe’Mass testing carried out in two districts where new Covid-19 cases have been detected

Zhuang Pinghui in Beijing
Published: 9:00pm, 27 Dec, 2020

eijing has gone into “emergency response mode” after five more Covid-19 cases were confirmed in the Chinese capital on Saturday.

A further positive case has yet to be officially confirmed because the patient has not yet shown symptoms.

The latest cases all came from the north of the city, in Nanfaxin township in the city’s Shunyi district, near Beijing International Capital Airport.

In total, thirteen infections have been detected in Beijing since the first local infection in 152 days was reported on December 18.

“There have been many sporadic outbreaks. The epidemic control situation is very severe,” a spokesman for the Beijing government said on Sunday.

Beijing Happy Valley, a theme park in southern Beijing, said in a statement that all night sessions would be cancelled from Monday and a live New Year’s Eve concert has also been called off.

Read more: https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3115474/coronavirus-beijing-goes-emergency-mode-after-five-new-cases

Let us hope Beijing brings their latest outbreak under control quickly. Although known case numbers are presently very low, in a highly populated high density city like Beijing, the virus could spread very rapidly.

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Ron Long
December 29, 2020 2:11 am

It’s also winter in the northern hemisphere, and the accumulating data suggests that winter, at least away from the equatorial regions, is associated with more rapid virus outbreaks, including Covid-19. Articles here at Watts and elsewhere mention vitamin D (the real stuff-generated by sun on skin) is an important factor against Covid-19. Wait a minute, China is selling Covid-19 vaccine to the rest of the world, didn’t they save enough for themselves?

Klem
Reply to  Ron Long
December 29, 2020 2:42 am

Why would they, it’s just a bad cold.

saveenergy
Reply to  Klem
December 29, 2020 3:06 am

Klem, don’t be silly !

ozspeaksup
December 29, 2020 3:16 am

dunno why?
the phrases
back at ya
or many happy returns
sprung to mind;-)

Last edited 2 months ago by ozspeaksup
walt
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 30, 2020 10:01 am

Your post has nothing to do with the article or the CCP policies regarding the pandemic. I have never seen a post criticizing the people of China.

Derg
December 29, 2020 3:30 am

It is so hard to trust anything that comes from China including their news.

René Ullmer
Reply to  Derg
December 29, 2020 11:03 am

??? Porqué?

William Astley
Reply to  René Ullmer
December 29, 2020 1:42 pm

Because China has the cure for covid and we are going to find out about some other stuff.

I predicted the US Military will ‘explain’ to the US people and the world how to cure covid…. On or before January 12th.

The same US Military presentation is going to explain the ‘origin’ of covid and the origin of the new UK 14 mutation version of covid, that defeats the new Western designed vaccines.

China has the ‘cure’ for covid. How else do you explain what was happened. Why is covid not a problem in China?

There have been 82 million cases of covid in the world, with 1.7 million deaths.

China has had 87,000 covid cases and 4600 deaths.

China had 27 new daily cases of covid today. A population of 1.4 Billion people. Something does not add up.

Something stinks.

QQ Boss
Reply to  William Astley
December 29, 2020 8:36 pm

This is coming to you from Beijing and a coworker in Wuhan, and even using a VPN I am a little concerned to even post it.

What stinks is believing any numbers put out by the government. Even China’s CDC has realized they have to be a little more forthcoming
https://www.thewashingtontime.com/wuhan-coronavirus-infections-may-be-10-times-higher-than-reported-china-cdc-study-finds/

And that is still an underestimation, imho.

niceguy
Reply to  QQ Boss
December 29, 2020 11:50 pm

Just because they didn’t manage to test everybody at first cannot be used to insinuate the communists are not trustworthy.

(Although they aren’t.)

QQ Boss
Reply to  niceguy
December 30, 2020 7:04 am

You miss the point. The government HAD tested everybody in Wuhan, but they never released anything that could be considered realistic numbers. I was tested 3 times in Beijing during a 2 month span back in Feb/March, along with every other resident of the city- it was not optional.

niceguy
Reply to  William Astley
December 29, 2020 11:49 pm

Can we at least all agree that asymptomatic spread was a hoax?

It never was a thing; there might be cases of asymptomatic spread but that doesn’t make it a thing. Instances of a medical phenomenon don’t make it relevant for public policy.

Stephen Skinner
December 29, 2020 3:51 am

“New Covid-19 Outbreak in Beijing, China”
Of course there is and China is pulling the strings of the free world making us jump and twitch hysterically and copy the Chinese ‘solutions’ without question. We are being played for fools and it’s easy because we have been made to be petrified of any virus and the natural world. It’s our own fault and began with the wholesale de-industrialization in the 80s and the overt consumerization of the wider population. At that point the language of physics was replaced with the language of sales and business management. The former is rooted in reality. Individual agency was attacked on both sides from overt consumerism to overt bureaucracy. Now look at us.

Last edited 2 months ago by Stephen Skinner
Peta of Newark
Reply to  Stephen Skinner
December 29, 2020 4:52 am

The Origin Of ‘Fool Me Once, Shame On You’

The earliest recording of this proverb in print is from a book called The Court and Character of King James by Anthony Weldon, 1651, where it reads:

“The Italians having a Proverb, ‘He that deceives me once, its his fault; but if twice, its my fault.‘”

Thirteen cases among how many people is “severe”?????????????

[Shakes head and wanders away muttering…………]

Greg
Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 29, 2020 6:43 am

I thought it was a dicton from Tennassee ( somewhere in Texas ) that went:
Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice , err …. erm where was I ??

Last edited 2 months ago by Greg
TonyG
Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 29, 2020 8:40 am

It’s got to be “severe” to justify even further government measures for our “safety”

Chuck no longer in Houston
Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 30, 2020 2:02 pm

“Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, the third time it’s enemy action” – Auric Goldfinger (Ian Fleming)

Sara
December 29, 2020 4:14 am

Mao would be so proud.

Carl Friis-Hansen
December 29, 2020 4:39 am

On the same line at Stephen Skinner.
“There have been many sporadic outbreaks. The epidemic control situation is very severe,” a spokesman for the Beijing government said on Sunday.

When we talk COVID, are we really talking about a flu strain?

For the following I cannot find the original source, but maybe someone here can find it.

Dr. Andrew Wye’s findings

Andrew Wye
I have a PhD in virology and immunology. I’m a clinical lab scientist and have tested 1500 “supposed” positive Covid 19 samples collected here in S. California.
When my lab team and I did the testing through Koch’s postulates and observation under a SEM (scanning electron microscope), we found NO Covid in any of the 1500 samples. What we found was that all of the 1500 samples were mostly Influenza A and some were influenza B, but not a single case of Covid, and we did not use the B.S. PCR test. We then sent the remainder of the samples to Stanford, Cornell, and a few of the University of California labs and they found the same results as we did, NO COVID.
They found influenza A and B. All of us then spoke to the CDC and asked for viable samples of COVID, which CDC said they could not provide as they did not have any samples. We have now come to the firm conclusion through all our research and lab work, that the COVID 19 was imaginary and fictitious. The flu was called Covid and most of the 225,000 dead were dead through co-morbidities such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, emphysema etc. and they then got the flu which further weakened their immune system and they died. I have yet to find a single viable sample of Covid 19 to work with.

We at the 7 universities that did the lab tests on these 1500 samples are now suing the CDC for Covid 19 fraud. the CDC has yet to send us a single viable, isolated and purified sample of Covid 19. If they can’t or won’t send us a viable sample, I say there is no Covid 19, it is fictitious. The four research papers that do describe the genomic extracts of the Covid 19 virus never were successful in isolating and purifying the samples. All the four papers written on Covid 19 only describe small bits of RNA which were only 37 to 40 base pairs long which is NOT A VIRUS.

A viral genome is typically 30,000 to 40,000 base pairs. With as bad as Covid is supposed to be all over the place, how come no one in any lab world wide has ever isolated and purified this virus in its entirety? That’s because they’ve never really found the virus, all they’ve ever found was small pieces of RNA which were never identified as the virus anyway.

So what we’re dealing with is just another flu strain like every year, COVID 19 does not exist and is fictitious. I believe China and the globalists orchestrated this COVID hoax (the flu disguised as a novel virus) to bring in global tyranny and a worldwide police totalitarian surveillance state, and this plot included massive election fraud.”

Dr. Andrew Wye PhD

Pamela Matlack-Klein
Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
December 29, 2020 5:18 am

This sure does fit the facts that have been presented to us from a few sources, such as GENEVIEVE BRIAND’s Johns Hopkins Newsletter article. If the “covid” virus has not been grown in the lab, how can they make vaccine? Just really curious….

Ed Zuiderwijk
Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
December 29, 2020 5:19 am

Hm. Since the Andrew Wakefield fiasco I am somewhat suspicious of A W PhDs. There is an Andrew Wye at Kensington Labs in Richmond, Ca. He reportedly is a manager.

Laurie A Wierman
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 29, 2020 2:51 pm

tried to do a search on Andrew Wye and that is exactly what i found

niceguy
Reply to  Ed Zuiderwijk
December 30, 2020 12:34 am

What about Wakefield?

Mike Maguire
Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
December 29, 2020 5:49 am

Hoax alert!

Mike Maguire
Reply to  Mike Maguire
December 29, 2020 6:07 am

The last paragraph tips us off. They are trying to connect this absurd claim to other beliefs, in hopes that people who believe in those other things will take the bait on this one.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
December 29, 2020 10:16 am

What lab or university is Dr. Wye associated with? He should have his CV and short bio posted somewhere that’s verifiable.

In the meantime, this sounds like a complete hoax.

niceguy
Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
December 30, 2020 10:40 am

What has IHU Marseille (think Didier Raoult) been sequencing and publishing as Cov genomes then?
If there was nothing but influenza, you don’t think they would have noticed now?

José
Reply to  Carl Friis-Hansen
December 30, 2020 3:19 pm

Try to search for Andrew Wye PhD with Google. This doctor is unknown, Google only found this writting of wattsupwiththat.com. I do believe this doctor does not exist and what it is written here is a lie.

Abolition Man
December 29, 2020 5:16 am

Ah, so the latest gain of function experiment is complete and the ChiComs are ready to release their new and improved strain on the West and it’s feckless, quisling politicians! I wonder what new powers have been given to the virus? Perhaps it will be better able to distinguish between Progressive sheep and rebellious conservatives; all riots and and large box stores can be safely attended, but churches and small businesses are verboten!
This being the Age of Propaganda we may never know the truth about the dempanic as all science and knowledge is now to be politicized or suppressed! Fortunately the urinalists of the Lame Stream Media will get to work on uncovering the truth; right after they finish burying any evidence of voter fraud in the 2020 election that mysteriously picked President-for-life Xi to benevolently rule over us!

icisil
December 29, 2020 5:33 am

Dial back the PCR Ct and the outbreak will magically disappear.

Here’s a long thread with 20 links showing that asymptomatic spread is a myth

https://twitter.com/SabinaWalker18/status/1330341746849550336

TonyG
Reply to  icisil
December 29, 2020 8:43 am

Unfortunately, facts don’t matter.

December 29, 2020 5:33 am

Trying to talk meaningfully about COVID without looking at the dirty detail of individual cases is about as meaningless as trying to map ‘climate change’ whilst ignoring local clouds.

Fact: My borough is in Tier4. (Full lockdown) It contains 178,000 people, It has 6 towns of which only three are of significant size. It has a high percentage of old people.

Fact: I live equidistant from the three main towns, in rural isolation.The village medical practice which covers perhaps 20,000 people in rural hamlets has not a single case of COVID registered at all, ever.

Fact: the death rate in the borough to date is one in a thousand as is the case rate.

It seems that living “spread out”, we are twenty times less likely to contract it, or contract it badly enough to go to hospital and get tested, than the urban populations, and these are not big high density ‘urbs’ either. Mostly little sub-urban estates.

I mention this to counter a lot of the extraordinarily simplistic assertions made here as well as everywhere else I blog. “the R rate for this disease is….The death rate for this disease is…This disease is no worse than a cold!” etc.

The fact is that its severity, the death rate and the infection rate seem to be massively variable depending on local factors. It is not possible to draw local conclusions from generic even regional average data.

And the fact that in our low density easily social distanced area the case rate is minimal lends credence to lock down.

We are used to our governments being wrong and lying to us. So used to it that it has become the default assumption. But even a stopped watch is right twice a day.
Furthermore, when they lie to us about e.g. Climate change it is absolutely clear that they themselves do not believe it, do not abandon beach-front properties, stop having children, go all vegan, eschew intercontinental air travel…or start crash building nuclear power stations. They have not really even got carbon taxing going. What they have done is install virtue signalling windmills and solar panels…and put ‘renewable obligations’ into Law. But renewable energy has never been proven to lower carbon emissions at all. They simply are not bothered.

Are current policies the most cost effective at reducing CO₂? No. Conclusion the powers that be do not really believe in climate change.
Are current policies the most cost effective at reducing COVID19? They probably are. Although how much it is worth trying to limit the disease is an arguable point.
I actually think they are more scared of it than they are telling us.

Which would be a first!

John Savage
Reply to  Leo Smith
December 29, 2020 6:58 am

I think this is correct – the adverse impact of Covid is entirely dependent on where the outbreak occurs. Nursing home – bad. University campus – who cares. It is hard to argue with the Great Barrington Declaration, ie focus on the vulnerable and the rest of us will build immunity in low risk exposure.

Hospitals in my province are overwhelmed with Covid cases. This is a hard data point that my own instinctive skepticism has to acknowledge. But the majority of outbreaks have occurred in care homes. One thing that is unspoken is that most of our care workers are from the same ethnic community who socialize a lot together, virtually ensuring a pathway between outbreaks. Of course, this is not discussed.

The politicians and public health mandarins know all of this. What they fear is the press and public hysteria, so they must be seen to something. The fashion is to lock down the strong and healthy low risk population, who are also the economic producers. They borrow vast sums of money to cover the underlying economic catastrophe. In my province there have been over a 1000 deaths with Covid, only 41 of which are under the age of 60.

The real catastrophe is the self-inflicted economic destruction that our governments have gleefully pursued, and our population overwhelmingly supports. The disease itself is minor and and transitory next to this.

Derg
Reply to  John Savage
December 29, 2020 7:38 am

“ The real catastrophe is the self-inflicted economic destruction that our governments have gleefully pursued, and our population overwhelmingly supports. The disease itself is minor and and transitory next to this.”

Bingo

Emily Daniels
Reply to  Leo Smith
January 4, 2021 7:25 pm

Yet many of the politicians in the most restrictive areas don’t follow their own rules and recommendations (Governors Newsome and Cuomo to name just two). Therefore, by your own logic, they either don’t think it’s a real problem or don’t believe that their own measures are effective.

rbabcock
December 29, 2020 5:37 am

It appears Ivermectin may be the magic bullet. All the studies are pointing to both a prophylactic and therapeutic “wonder” drug, but our health care bureaucrats will evidently allow tens of thousands of people die before recommending use. Here is a site consolidating studies across the globe. https://ivmmeta.com/ recommended protocol https://covid19criticalcare.com/i-mask-prophylaxis-treatment-protocol/i-mask-protocol-translations/

icisil
Reply to  rbabcock
December 29, 2020 6:13 am

Also Bromhexine or Ambroxol. TMPRSS inhibitors. Iran did a trial in which mortality was reduced to zero with HCQ and Bromhexine.

One single drug I would strongly suggest buying from abroad in advance, even if U.S. GPs somehow miraculously start prescribing antivirals:

bromhexine or ambroxol (essentially equivalent)

The U.S. has no orally available direct or indirect TMPRSS inhibitors on the market.

https://twitter.com/__ice9/status/1343662515083997191

TonyG
Reply to  rbabcock
December 29, 2020 8:46 am

Ivermectin is sold as a dewormer for horses at Tractor Supply. I was there a couple days ago and there are signs all over the case “NOT FOR HUMAN USE”, “FOR ANIMALS ONLY”.

They wouldn’t need such warnings if they weren’t limiting what doctors can do.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  TonyG
December 29, 2020 12:06 pm

We have enough in the house to treat a 600 kg horse. It has a second med in it, not just the Ivermectin. The dose should be 22 mg per 100 kg of body weight. Use at your own risk. It is better than a lot of quack things being done by those guessing.

Doug Sloan
Reply to  TonyG
December 29, 2020 6:31 pm

I bought several oral syringes of Ivermectin for horses as well, at $10 each, They have enough for 15 doses for a 180 lb man, with a moveable ring on the plunger to measure the dose. I have taken five doses prophylactically so far, about once a month.

I’ve found it even stops what starts as a common cold. No negative side effects whatsoever. Some positive ones. It’s a very safe drug. People have occasionally tried to commit suicide with it, mostly unsuccessfully.

Greg
December 29, 2020 6:38 am

It’s the UK strain : PAYBACK TIME !

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  Greg
December 29, 2020 10:41 am

Which lab in the Uk was it modified in?
Sarc

MarkW
December 29, 2020 10:39 am

In related news, a CDC study finds that the number of people infected with COVID-19 in China was at least 10 times higher than authorities had claimed.

https://www.foxnews.com/health/wuhan-coronavirus-infections-may-be-10-times-higher-china-cdc-study

Last edited 2 months ago by MarkW
William Astley
December 29, 2020 10:44 am

China population is 1.4 BIllion people and China has 27 new daily cases of Covid and has had 87,000 covid cases.

The Chinese air traffic is 80% of post covid release. The Chinese are not isolating, The Chinese economy is almost not affected by Covid.

UK population is 87 million people and the UK has 53,000 cases of Covid and has has 2.38 million cases of covid.

Are UK humans different than Chinese humans? No…

What is the ‘scientific’ explanation as to why the Chinese do not have a covid problem? What is ‘wrong’ with the Western governments?

Is it possible the Chinese have a ‘cure’ for covid? What would our reaction be if we suddenly found out ‘why’ the Chinese do not need to ‘worry’ about covid?

This is the UK announcement about the sudden appearance in the UK of a version of covid that suddenly got 14 ‘mutations’, seven of the 14 mutations are on the covid virus’ spike…

The virus’ spike is very important because the two 95% effective vaccines, that the Western countries designed used the Virus ‘Spike’ to design their vaccines.

Hey this looks exactly as if someone designed the UK variation to defeat, the new vaccines and released the ‘new’ strain of covid. If that was true and the US Milt were to tell the people what would our reaction be?
 
We are going to find out, the new UK version of covid defeats the two new, 95% effective, spike focusing, vaccines UK version of covid, is replacing all other version of covid in the UK as it 60% more infectious
 
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-variant-covid-concern-what-19495034
 
 “Matt Hancock, the health secretary, first announced the existence of the variant on December 14; it was subsequently confirmed by Public Health England and the UK’s COVID-19 sequencing consortium.
 
The variant carries 14 defining mutations including seven in the spike protein, the protein that mediates entry of the virus into human cells.

The US Milt has zero military objective to be in Afghanistan. What Chinese objective, could be gained by helping the Taliban? Why is the US Milt releasing this info now?
 
https://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2020/12/28/report-afghan-security-arrested-ten-chinese-spies-kabul/
 
….a formal apology that admits to the violation of international norms and a betrayal of Kabul’s trust.”

The report said the ten Chinese nationals were working with the Haqqani Network, the infamous terrorist organization and crime ring that works closely with the Taliban.

MarkG
Reply to  William Astley
December 29, 2020 11:55 am

The ‘cure’ for Chinese Flu is to simply ignore it. Stop testing for ‘cases’ and it goes away.

William Astley
Reply to  MarkG
December 29, 2020 12:20 pm

Hey MarkG
 
I do not understand your ‘point’ of view. What about the people in Western Hospitals who are suffocating to death.
 
It sounds as if you are either clueless about what is happen or you do not care about the lives of the people in the Western countries. That is odd.
 
Ignoring covid does not ‘cure’ covid. The solution is not masks. There is a ‘cure’ for covid (not a vaccine) that is almost a perfect prophylactic.
 
I predicted the US Military will ‘explain’ to the US people and the world how to cure covid…. On or before January 15th.
 
The same US Military presentation is going to explain the ‘origin’ of covid and the origin of the new UK 14 mutation version of covid, that defeats the new Western designed vaccines.

MarkG
Reply to  William Astley
December 29, 2020 7:15 pm

The death rate in the general population is around 0.1%, and the average age of death is greater than the average lifespan. It’s not even as dangerous as a bad flu, because bad flus can kill significant numbers of young people as well as the near-dead.

If we’d simply ignored the disease, no-one outside of hospital staff would have noticed it. If governments had protected people in care homes, and hospital staff hadn’t stuck them on ventilators, very few people would have died from it.

Last edited 2 months ago by MarkG
Adam Gallon
Reply to  MarkG
December 29, 2020 12:46 pm

Twat

Tom Abbott
December 29, 2020 1:17 pm

We can’t trust the numbers, or anything else coming out of China.

chris moffatt
December 29, 2020 3:08 pm

There will always be another breakout of this virus as it mutates just as there is always another breakout of influenza virus. Just as there will always be the common cold. There will always be another excuse to keep us locked down “for a couple of weeks…..”

observa
December 29, 2020 3:26 pm

Breakout again in Sydney after quarantine island Oz thought it had the problem licked-
https://www.msn.com/en-au/news/sydney/hundreds-queue-for-tests-in-wollongong-after-coronavirus-case/ar-BB1ckrv0

Harves
Reply to  observa
December 29, 2020 7:53 pm

2 deaths in the past 2 months. and one of those was a guy who supposedly had the virus back in March. What a joke that borders are closed and lockdowns in place.

Quilter52
December 29, 2020 9:09 pm

Could not happen to a nicer country!

RoHa
December 31, 2020 10:21 pm

Beijing, China, as distinct from Beijing, Guatemala.

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