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Time to Suffocate in the Heat

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Fresh air is not so fresh, according to Chinese City Officials. Officials located near North Korea encourage people to close their house windows to prevent COVID-19 transmission from their neighbors through the wind.

Ignorance is not always bliss. After two years of denying the prevalence of virus infections, the authorities finally confirmed that COVID-19 transmission rates have spiked in North Korea.

Although the pandemic measures are getting stricter, the effectiveness of these measures remains questionable. The upward surge in cases continues despite the lockdowns and preventative strategies.

When all else fails, it is time for more experimentation. Local officials could not locate the source of the outbreak and they requested residents living along the Yale River to shut their home windows.

Although scientists believe this transmission scenario to be highly unlikely, the city council urges people to shut their windows even if the temperatures are high.

Leo Poon, a public health expert at the University of Hong Kong, said: “I’ve never heard of this happening before, where COVID-19 particles travel such great distances.”

Toshikazu Abe, the director of emergency care at Tsukuba Memorial Hospital, believed this case to be far-fetched. Abe said: “COVID-19 traveling within a large gymnasium, maybe, but for it to cross villages? I don’t think so.”

China has been on a dedicated mission to eliminate the virus within its borders. When the Omicron subvariant was rising, millions of people were placed under prolonged periods of lockdown.

The virus may not have vanished, but people experienced food shortages with the restricted measures. Families lost their pets since authorities killed infected pets.

Thankfully, they did not propose a similar solution for infected people.

Source: https://www.vice.com/en/article/xgyq44/north-korea-dandong-close-window-china-covid?utm_source=reddit.com

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