Bereaved Mother Recounts Witnessing Wuhan Epidemic

“The hospital is packed with people who seemingly fall at any time, some lying on the ground … they are dying, like wandering souls,” casting her mind back to the scenes of the COVID pandemic four years ago, Wuhan resident Yang Min still felt her heart broken in palpitations.Ms. Yang lost her only daughter and another relative four years ago to the Wuhan virus after she believed the lie of the Chinese communist experts who said there would be “no human-to-human transmission” and neglected to take precautions.Last September, when a new wave of pulmonary infection cases surged throughout the country, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) strived to downplay the COVID outbreak by calling it pneumonia or influenza.“The CCP attributed this surge to mycoplasma pneumonia, influenza virus, and mixed infections, and authorities are blocking the truth of the outbreak much more than they did at the time of the Wuhan epidemic, and they have given explicit orders not to allow media cover the outbreak,” Ms. Yang said.“This is a deceptive tactic that the CCP used to conceal the COVID outbreak; [the CCP] is evil in nature and has never changed.”In a recent interview with the Chinese edition of The Epoch Times, Ms. Yang, who is now living in the Netherlands, said she hopes that through her own experience, people will recognize the evil of the CCP and will not be victimized by it again.Related StoriesOn June 15, 2023, Yang Min, a family member of a Wuhan epidemic victim, fled China and arrived in the Netherlands to seek asylum. (Courtesy of Yang Min)Wuhan Virus Spread for 4 Months Ahead of Official MeasuresAt the end of 2019, a novel pneumonia epidemic spread from Wuhan to the rest of the world, killing a large number of people. The virus responsible for the outbreak was named COVID-19, also known as the Wuhan virus.According to public data, as of Jan. 19, 2024, more than 774,144,371 new confirmed cases of the disease have been reported worldwide, of which more than 7,013,140 have died, with a case-fatality rate of 2.09 percent, making it one of the largest pandemics in history. However, since the CCP has been hiding the truth and falsifying data, the above figures are likely far from the actual situation in China.Ms. Yang said that as early as October to December 2019, there were already rumors in the community that a virus transmission had been detected in Wuhan, but local citizens did not receive any relevant warning from the Health Commission.On Dec. 30, 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang alerted his medical colleagues in a social platform group to prepare for an outbreak, but was warned and admonished by the authorities for “posting untrue comments on the Internet.” On Jan. 30, 2020, Li Wenliang confirmed had had contracted the virus, and an official announcement was made that he passed away on Feb. 7, at the age of 34 years old.Instead of taking protective measures, the authorities allowed the Baibuting community to organize a 10,000-person banquet on Jan. 18, which was attended by more than 40,000 families, resulting in a large number of residents getting infected. Desperate pleas for help were sent out on social media platforms to draw attention to the matter, and on Jan. 23, without any notice and precautions, the city of Wuhan was sealed off.According to Ms. Yang, during the four months from October to January 2020, the virus had already spread among the people of Wuhan without any resistance.Ms. Yang said the most infuriating thing was that Zhong Nanshan, Gao Fu, and other disease experts affirmed on state-owned television that there was no human-to-human transmission, convincing the public to believe that the disease could be controlled, so Wuhan citizens simply believed their words and did not take precautionary measures, and just take Lianhua Qingwen, a traditional Chinese medicine formulation used for the treatment of influenza, as per their instructions.But in fact, the epidemic was already severe at that time, “they are evil through.”Mr. Zhong is a notable pulmonologist who was designated as a health care doctor for the CCP central leadership. Mr. Gao is a Chinese virologist and immunologist who served as director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention from August 2017 to July 2022.“This is murder! Those official experts are really killing people, and just by saying this, they have killed numerous Wuhan locals,” Ms. Yang said, “I am very skeptical of their motives.”Ms. Yang advocates for an investigation into the origin of COVID-19. “Who told the experts to say that? [The experts] don’t have the guts to do that, and it’s the CCP backing them.”Ms. Yang believes that what the authorities are doing is intentionally spreading the virus. “If a government takes the lives of the people seriously, it should take timely measures, but the CCP had done nothing to address the situation and even allowed crowds to gather in large numbers to facilitate the spread of the virus.”“Isn’t the purpose of these practices to spre

Bereaved Mother Recounts Witnessing Wuhan Epidemic

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“The hospital is packed with people who seemingly fall at any time, some lying on the ground … they are dying, like wandering souls,” casting her mind back to the scenes of the COVID pandemic four years ago, Wuhan resident Yang Min still felt her heart broken in palpitations.

Ms. Yang lost her only daughter and another relative four years ago to the Wuhan virus after she believed the lie of the Chinese communist experts who said there would be “no human-to-human transmission” and neglected to take precautions.

Last September, when a new wave of pulmonary infection cases surged throughout the country, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) strived to downplay the COVID outbreak by calling it pneumonia or influenza.

“The CCP attributed this surge to mycoplasma pneumonia, influenza virus, and mixed infections, and authorities are blocking the truth of the outbreak much more than they did at the time of the Wuhan epidemic, and they have given explicit orders not to allow media cover the outbreak,” Ms. Yang said.

“This is a deceptive tactic that the CCP used to conceal the COVID outbreak; [the CCP] is evil in nature and has never changed.”

In a recent interview with the Chinese edition of The Epoch Times, Ms. Yang, who is now living in the Netherlands, said she hopes that through her own experience, people will recognize the evil of the CCP and will not be victimized by it again.

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On June 15, 2023, Yang Min, a family member of a Wuhan epidemic victim, fled China and arrived in the Netherlands to seek asylum. (Courtesy of Yang Min)
On June 15, 2023, Yang Min, a family member of a Wuhan epidemic victim, fled China and arrived in the Netherlands to seek asylum. (Courtesy of Yang Min)

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Wuhan Virus Spread for 4 Months Ahead of Official Measures

At the end of 2019, a novel pneumonia epidemic spread from Wuhan to the rest of the world, killing a large number of people. The virus responsible for the outbreak was named COVID-19, also known as the Wuhan virus.

According to public data, as of Jan. 19, 2024, more than 774,144,371 new confirmed cases of the disease have been reported worldwide, of which more than 7,013,140 have died, with a case-fatality rate of 2.09 percent, making it one of the largest pandemics in history. However, since the CCP has been hiding the truth and falsifying data, the above figures are likely far from the actual situation in China.

Ms. Yang said that as early as October to December 2019, there were already rumors in the community that a virus transmission had been detected in Wuhan, but local citizens did not receive any relevant warning from the Health Commission.

On Dec. 30, 2019, Dr. Li Wenliang alerted his medical colleagues in a social platform group to prepare for an outbreak, but was warned and admonished by the authorities for “posting untrue comments on the Internet.” On Jan. 30, 2020, Li Wenliang confirmed had had contracted the virus, and an official announcement was made that he passed away on Feb. 7, at the age of 34 years old.

Instead of taking protective measures, the authorities allowed the Baibuting community to organize a 10,000-person banquet on Jan. 18, which was attended by more than 40,000 families, resulting in a large number of residents getting infected. Desperate pleas for help were sent out on social media platforms to draw attention to the matter, and on Jan. 23, without any notice and precautions, the city of Wuhan was sealed off.

According to Ms. Yang, during the four months from October to January 2020, the virus had already spread among the people of Wuhan without any resistance.

Ms. Yang said the most infuriating thing was that Zhong Nanshan, Gao Fu, and other disease experts affirmed on state-owned television that there was no human-to-human transmission, convincing the public to believe that the disease could be controlled, so Wuhan citizens simply believed their words and did not take precautionary measures, and just take Lianhua Qingwen, a traditional Chinese medicine formulation used for the treatment of influenza, as per their instructions.

But in fact, the epidemic was already severe at that time, “they are evil through.”

Mr. Zhong is a notable pulmonologist who was designated as a health care doctor for the CCP central leadership. Mr. Gao is a Chinese virologist and immunologist who served as director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention from August 2017 to July 2022.

“This is murder! Those official experts are really killing people, and just by saying this, they have killed numerous Wuhan locals,” Ms. Yang said, “I am very skeptical of their motives.”

Ms. Yang advocates for an investigation into the origin of COVID-19. “Who told the experts to say that? [The experts] don’t have the guts to do that, and it’s the CCP backing them.”

Ms. Yang believes that what the authorities are doing is intentionally spreading the virus. “If a government takes the lives of the people seriously, it should take timely measures, but the CCP had done nothing to address the situation and even allowed crowds to gather in large numbers to facilitate the spread of the virus.”

“Isn’t the purpose of these practices to spread [the virus]? What is the purpose of allowing the virus to spread?”

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Hell-like Hospitals

Unaware of the severity of the epidemic, on Jan. 16, 2020, Ms. Yang took her daughter, Yu Xi, to Wuhan Union Hospital for treatment of breast cancer, where Yu Xi was infected.

On Jan. 18, Yu Xi began to have a fever, and six days later, she was transferred to the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital.

When Ms. Yang took her daughter to do a CT scan, she saw a horrible scene in the hospital corridor, “along the way, you can see a few thousand people waiting in line from the waiting hall to the outside of the hospital, look miserable … the chilly cold frozen to the bone.”

“I remember that day very clearly, at any time patients may fall, lying on the ground cannot stand up … patients everywhere … you are full of eyes with that kind of people who are dying, like a wandering spirit.”

Ms. Yang paused for a moment to stifle her sadness: “the hospital was shrouded in a fog of dead silence. I wanted to buy some food for my child, but nothing can be found, all the doors outside are closed, the hospital is like hell on earth.”

An uncontrollable psychological fear overwhelmed her.

Ms. Yang said a large number of people crowded in the outpatient clinic and the aisles waiting to grab a vacant seat; once they saw an empty bed or space, they immediately pushed their sick relative up and then quickly left.

“They think that if their beloved was sent into the hospital, then he or she can be saved and live on, but in fact, those patients are all sent to the gates of hell, where they are waiting to die.”

“Because there is a serious shortage of health care, no one comes to rescue them.”

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Daughter’s Tragic Death

At the Wuhan Red Cross Hospital, Ms. Yang stayed with her daughter, who had a high fever and two days later was transferred to the Jinyintan Hospital.

After a bumpy ride, the two of them finally arrived there and managed to snatch a bed, but the doctor had to kick the mother out and did not allow her to be accompanied, so Ms. Yang had to return home.

The next day, the hospital called Ms. Yang to say that her daughter had improved, but on the third day, the hospital suddenly informed her that her daughter’s condition had deteriorated. Ms. Yang learned through WeChat with her daughter that she was incontinent with a fever, lying in urine and feces for a few days without being cared for.

Ms. Yang, anxious, found a way to get a set of surgical gowns from familiar doctors and made her way into the ward where she saw her daughter lying on the bed, breathing heavily, but the doctor still did not allow her to accompany her daughter. Ms. Yang threatened to jump off a building to force them to let her stay.

She helped her daughter wash her body and change her clothes, and after two days, the doctor said her daughter had respiratory problems and needed to be sent to the ICU.

At that time, Ms. Yang, also infected with a high fever, stayed in the same hospital for treatment. She called her husband every day to ask about her daughter, and the reply was always “Okay.” Half a month later, Ms. Yang somewhat recovered, and she heard that the infected people have antibodies and serum can be transfused to another person. She thought of her daughter, but her husband kept putting it off. Ms. Yang was suspicious and called the ICU ward and was told her daughter was not there. She knew something had gone wrong, and her husband then said to her that their daughter had already passed away.

For a mother, the news was like heaven falling; her world lost all the colors from then on.

“My husband didn’t dare to tell me for fear that I wouldn’t be able to bear the shock and collapse.”

The desperate father, confined at home alone, had already been burdened to the breaking point following receiving news of his brother’s death soon after his daughter’s death.

The husband told his wife that when the hospital notified him to see the body of his dead child, he was going to drive his car into the river and end his life.

The child’s corpse was placed in a plastic bag and hauled off to be cremated along with a large number of other corpses, and in the end, the father wasn’t even sure if the ashes he received were his daughter’s or someone else’s.

Immersed in grieved memories, Ms. Yang choked: “In Wuhan, there are even more tragic; a family has been wiped out, so it’s even harder for those who are alive to bear [this disaster].”

Four years have passed, and Ms. Yang cannot forget her cute and pampered daughter. She tattooed her daughter’s picture on her body and felt that living in this world without her daughter is like having no roots.

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Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus make a visit to the institute in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Feb. 3, 2021. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)
Security personnel stand guard outside the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan as members of the World Health Organization (WHO) team investigating the origins of the COVID-19 coronavirus make a visit to the institute in Wuhan in China's central Hubei province on Feb. 3, 2021. (Hector Retamal/AFP via Getty Images)

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Today, the epidemic is still gripping China. Ms. Yang said that the CCP propaganda is still deceiving many people. “If you believe in the CCP, you have to bear everything that the Party brings to you. All disasters that come to us have a reason.”

Ms. Yang said she was one of those who believed in the CCP and thought it should be able to recognize its mistakes and correct them, which had led to such a catastrophe for her family.

“The nature of the CCP is evil, it’s deceitful, it doesn’t treat human life as life, it kills people, and as long as the CCP exists, there will be waves of disasters that will never stop.”

Awakened by her daughter’s death, Ms. Yang rose to hold the authorities accountable for spreading the epidemic. She was the first citizen of Wuhan to take to the streets in protest.

With her accusations against the CCP, interviews with foreign media, and efforts to reveal the truth about the epidemic, she has become the subject of intense scrutiny by authorities. Her husband and relatives have also been subjected to various threats and intimidations.

Ms. Yang is not alone among those who lost loved ones in the Wuhan epidemic, such as Zhang Hai, whose father died after contracting COVID in the hospital. Mr. Zhang was arrested on Feb. 19, 2023, and sentenced to one and a half years’ imprisonment for his human rights activities.

After Mr. Zhang’s arrest, Ms. Yang felt the danger looming over her and made up her mind to escape from China.

At 5:00 a.m. on the morning of March 13, 2023, with mist in the Wuhan sky, Ms. Yang quietly left her home and embarked on an arduous and tortuous journey.

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