Hong Kong initiates ‘serious response’ level as mysterious sickness recalls deadly Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars) that killed 700 people back in 2002-2003. This new outbreak occurs just after the government has launched a new plan to respond to unknown infectious disease… And just after the protests have started again in Hong Kong.
Superbugs are everywhere. So are mysterious diseases. But sometimes, outbreaks really appear to be weaponized and man-made. Hong Kong authorities have moved to “serious response” level as fears spread about a mysterious infectious disease that may have been brought back by visitors to a mainland Chinese city. This comes a day after the government has introduced a new plan for unknown infection disease.
The mysterious viral pneumonia has infected more than 44 people in Wuhan, a town in central China west of Shanghai and about 900km north of Hong Kong.
The outbreak has revived memories of the 2002-2003 SARS epidemic that killed more than 700 people in the mainland, Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Hong Kong’s chief executive, has urged any travellers who develop respiratory symptoms to wear surgical masks, seek medical attention and let doctors know where they have been.
Meanwhile, health officials say the sudden occurence is not Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (Sars).
New government plan launched for unknown infectious disease
The serious-response level activated on Saturday in Hong Kong is the second highest in a three-tier system that is part of a new government plan launched Saturday to respond to infectious diseases of unknown cause.
The system is new… Are they testing it? Are they introducing a unknown infectious disease to test their new government plan? Is this a first step to stop protests with bacterial weapons? Some tests have been made before, even on U.S. citizens.
Because after weeks of relative calm, Hong Kong protesters began the new year the way they’d spent much of the old one: in the streets.
A peaceful New Year’s Day march descended within a few hours into violent clashes with riot officers deploying water cannons and pepper spray and protesters building barricades.
So do you think this new unknown viral infection in China and Hong Kong could be linked to a governmental biological weapon test?