China warns about lack of immunity for second wave of coronavirus

People wearing face masks travel on a tourist ferry in the East Lake in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on May 17, 2020.
People wearing face masks travel on a tourist ferry in the East Lake in Wuhan, in China's central Hubei province, on May 17, 2020.(HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images)

After weathering the initial outbreak of coronavirus, life in China is slowly returning to normal. However, the government’s senior medical adviser is already raising alarms about the “big challenge” of a possible second wave of infections, which will remain a serious concern until a coronavirus vaccine can become widely available.
“The majority of ... Chinese at the moment are still susceptible to the COVID-19 infection, because (of) a lack of immunity,” Dr. Zhong Nanshan told CNN on Saturday. “It’s not better than the foreign countries I think at the moment.”
In the interview, Zhong also lent some credence to accusations that Chinese authorities have under-reported their number of infections. However, he claimed that the fraud was limited to only local officials in Wuhan, the epicenter of the outbreak, and said that it ended once the response to coronavirus became centralized on Jan. 23. On that date, Wuhan was placed on a then-unprecedented lockdown that lasted 76 days.
“The local authorities, they didn’t like to tell the truth at that time,” Zhong said. “At the very beginning they kept silent, and then I said probably we have (a larger) number of people being infected.”
Despite having the largest population of any country in the world and being the first nation to combat the virus, China’s total number of cases ranks 13th around the globe, leading skeptics to doubt the official tallies. Zhong, who has been with the government since before the SARS pandemic 17 years ago, blamed the surprising figures on Western governments’ failure to take the virus seriously.
“I think in some of the countries in Europe, or perhaps in the US, (the governments) suppose this kind of disease... is more or less like influenza, so that’s wrong,” he said.
Though the search for a vaccine is currently the top scientific priority in the world, Zhong did not sound optimistic that an end to the pandemic would suddenly arrive anytime soon.
“We have to test again and again and again ... by using different kinds of vaccines. It’s too early to draw any conclusion which kind of vaccine is available for this kind of coronavirus ... that’s why I suggest that the final approval of vaccine (will) take much longer,” he said.


  1. Second wave...hmmm, let me see what my WHO pamphlet says for second wave...

    It says--- a second wave might be necessary if not enough people believe the first wave.
    Second Wave: a strategy to extend the scamdemic past the initial dates planned. Then there's this disclaimer I saw in fine print...

    Second wave. A second wave is caused by quarantining healthy not do this procedure, it will cause more people to think they are sick. And whatever you do, do not wear masks. They inhibit clean air, causing respiratory problems.

  2. Second Wave? Just how much did WHO have to pay for this insidious article?

  3. lol telling cnn? well that proves its more propaganda.


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