China: 60,000 Covid deaths finally added to global records
The 60,000 Covid deaths that were reported by China on the 14th January 2023 have finally been added to global Covid data records.
Over two weeks ago, China reported that 60,000 deaths had occurred in the country following its decision to lift all Covid-19 restrictions in December 2022. Those deaths have finally been added to global Covid databases.
The figure is, by far, the largest ever spike in deaths reported by any country during the entire pandemic. China also added a further 13,000 Covid deaths to its tally just days after that first report.
As we mentioned would happen in an earlier post, the sudden reporting of so many deaths in one day has created an inevitable spike in other Covid metrics such as the global case fatality rate. The global CFR has jumped to 2.58 percent, the second-highest figure for the entire pandemic.
These are truly awful numbers, but please don’t be fooled into thinking that China alone is having an ongoing problem with SARS-CoV-2.
We reported recently on a huge wave of Covid deaths in other nations across the globe, and the World Health Organization recently warned of a 13% rise in global Covid deaths in just four weeks, and that’s before the latest numbers from China are taken into account.
‘Let it rip’ has been disastrous for global public health. With tens of millions dead, and hundreds of millions afflicted with long Covid across the globe, the World Health Organisation’s PHEIC should stay in place. The reason it should continue to stay in place will become evident quite soon.
Headsup 1: The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is far from over.
Headsup 2: In case you haven’t worked it out already, the virus has just one ambition: IT WANTS EVERYTHING.
We sincerely hope that’s clear enough.