For two years we have listened to the ‘High Priests’ of COVID lecture us on the necessity to “socially distance.” Any number of gatherings have been branded as “super spreader” events, which would result in untold numbers of deaths and the ‘likely destruction’ of Western civilization. It seems strange then that Joe Biden, the erstwhile leader of Woke, Inc., now intends to send American athletes to the Olympic Games being held in China in the midst of an explosion not only of COVID-19 cases but some as yet not fully identified form of hemorrhagic fever.
The Olympic Games will be held in Beijing. Thirty minutes away, the port city of Tianjin with a population of 14 million, is under total lockdown because COVID cases are spiraling out of control. In China, that means everyone in the city is being tested and no one can move in or out of the city without permission. The sale of train tickets between Beijing and Tianjin has been suspended.
Tianjin is one of at least three huge Chinese cities currently under lockdown, because of the spread of the latest variant of the coronavirus. Emergency testing labs have been set up in the city. Health officials have described the city as being in a “battle” against the virus.
COVID is only one of the diseases with which the Chinese are currently contending, however. Parts of China are also reporting an explosion of cases of hemorrhagic fever. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a disease characterized by high fever, hemorrhage, and renal damage. China has the largest number of HFRS cases worldwide, accounting for over 90% of the total reported cases.
Renal failure means your kidneys stop working. Your hands and feet and face swell. You are confused. You start bleeding internally. You can have seizures and go into a coma. Ultimately, you die.
Hemorrhagic fever is spread to humans via rodents. There has been an explosion in the rodent population in parts of China, and that has resulted in a corresponding surge in cases of hemorrhagic fever.
There is no indication that the Chinese have the spread of hemorrhagic fever under control. On the contrary, even China’s state-run Global Times has reported that health officials consider that this is a “grim and complicated epidemic situation”.
The entire situation is, of course, made that much more challenging by the fact that official Chinese news sources are notoriously unreliable. Just as we saw with COVID, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has a history of concealing facts and spreading disinformation. This has led to rampant speculation on social media as to what is really going on and how bad the situation really is.
“Be on the lookout. An outbreak of hemorrhagic fever has been circulating online in Xi’an, with videos showing [doors in] a neighborhood being welded shut. Deaths are said to have occurred,” one online post said.
According to another online chat, a local health care worker reported that his hospital’s infectious disease unit was full of patients and that all hospitals designated for hemorrhagic fever in Xi’an were at capacity.
There is also concern that the outbreak of hemorrhagic fever may portend an outbreak of the bubonic plague. While the two diseases are not related, the plague is spread by fleas which are carried by rodents. The explosion in the rodent population, therefore, suggests the possibility that the next disease to sweep across China may be the plague.
China has a recent history of outbreaks of the plague. In 2019 China had to impose travel restrictions to prevent people from areas swept by the plague from traveling into Beijing.
In characteristic fashion, the Chinese Communist Party did its best to cover up the scope of the problem at the time. Patients were sent to hospitals to die, and then their bodies were simply carried out and incinerated.
While the bubonic plague is spread by fleas, the disease can – under the right conditions – morph into a pneumatic form, which can then be spread directly from human to human. This is believed by many to be the form of the disease that killed one-third of the population of Europe in the 1300’s.
We have for two years been fed a steady diet of lies about COVID and its origins. Even today we do not have answers to all of the questions surrounding this pandemic. We do know some things for sure, however.
We know this virus came from China and almost certainly out of a lab engaged in ‘gain of function’ research. We know there is a very good chance the virus had been genetically altered before it was either released or escaped from confinement. And we know that the Chinese lied about all of this and continue to lie about it to this day. They have never come clean. They have never cooperated in any efforts to get to the bottom of what really happened.
All of this suggests strongly that the idea of sending athletes from all over the world right now into what is effectively a petri dish filled with unknown pathogens is insane. No American President in his right mind ought even consider flying hundreds of our people into this danger zone and then bringing them all back here to spread the diseases with which they might have been infected. To do so would be a dereliction of duty of the highest order.
But then, a year into the disaster that is the Biden administration, if we have learned nothing else, we have learned that Joe has an almost boundless capacity to betray our nation and endanger our citizens. He will not change course. He will not come to his senses or even consider antagonizing his CCP masters. He will send our athletes to Beijing to participate in what may ultimately prove to be the ultimate super spreader event.
And we may all pay the price.