When every country of the world is busy fighting the Chinese virus, China started knitting a different narrative and this time he unexpectedly is targeting his other neighbour Kazakhstan which is basically having a population of fewer than 1.5 crores is the new target of Beijing. These Chinese claims amaze everyone due to the controversial role of Beijing in widespread Wuhan virus.
What is China claiming?
China, giving the instance of a report made by its officials, issued guidelines for its citizens residing in Kazakhstan of ‘unknown pneumonia’ which is even more fatal than the COVID-19 virus. The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan acknowledged and warned its citizens that ” An unknown pneumonia in Kazakhstan caused 1,772 deaths in the first six months of the year, including 628 people in June alone”. The embassy also added “The death rate of this disease is much higher than the novel coronavirus. The country’s health departments are conducting comparative research into the pneumonia virus, but have yet to identify the virus” & ” the fatality rate of this disease is much higher than the COVID-19 virus”.
The CPC mouthpiece global times also reported that “Kazakhstan’s healthcare minister said on Wednesday that the number of patients who have taken ill with pneumonia is two to three times more than those who have been infected with COVID-19.”
What is Kazakhstan saying?
Parallel to the Chinese claims, Kazakhstan’s health ministry branded the Chinese embassy statement as “fake news”. It also said that the information published by some Chinese media regarding a new kind of pneumonia in Kazakhstan is incorrect.” It said its tallies of bacterial, fungal and viral pneumonia infections, which also included cases of unclear causes, were in line with World Health Organisation guidelines. The information published by some Chinese media regarding a new kind of pneumonia in Kazakhstan is incorrect. However, the Kazak healthcare minister on Wednesday said that “the number of patients sickened by pneumonia is two to three times more than those who have been infected with the Covid-19. Hence a sense of suspicion darkened over the claims.
What can be the possibilities?
Due to Beijing’s controversial role behind Wuhan virus, it’s very much possible that it’s claiming such things in a pre-planned manner, as earlier it had indulged in conflicts in Ladakh, then also teased countries of South China Sea region, raising disputes with Japan over Senkaku islands & now this claims for another neighbour Kazakhstan made him a suspect to spread a fake news for shifting the concentration from Chinese virus.
However, the contradictory statement of Kazakhstan also triggers fingers over him to hide such possibilities to mislead the world. Hence prior a reality check anything can’t be stated clearly.
An organisation like WHO is established to look at such kinds of emerging threats & if it fails to acknowledge another such kind of disease that it’s going to be worse than a nightmare. Since the world is already accusing WHO for its careless favour behind Chinese virus hence WHO needs to be overhauled. The world needs a mechanism that is powerful and transparent in detecting new diseases. Countries that hide data on new diseases should be punished strictly to set an example for others.