Hospital Panics Since Shanghai Doctor Died from H7N9
H7N9 bird flu spread again recently in mainland China.
One patient in Guangdong died on January 19, the next day,
two people were confirmed infected and then died.
One of them was Zhang Xiaodong, the surgeon from
Shanghai Pudong New Area People’s Hospital.
According to Hong Kong ‘Apple Daily’ report, Zhang died on
the morning of January 18.
The reaction within the hospital was one of panic, when it
was suspected that H7N9 has reached human transmission.
The report says, Zhang had continuous high fever but still
worked at the emergency surgery.
On January17 he suddenly became very ill and was put on a
ventilator, however, he died on the second day.
The hospital completed the autopsy by January 19 and found
that the cause of death was H7N9.
Shanghai government urgently responded but they only
isolated those health care workers who were involved in the
rescue, while patients and colleagues who contacted Zhang
were not examined.
An anonymous person from the hospital revealed that, this
hospital hasd’t had any H7N9 patients recently.
The Respiratory department had been full, but could not be
sure if any bird flu patients went to the hospital.
The health care workers who still go into work are very
nervous that the hospital will be a virus concentration camp.
This whistleblower said, on January19 the hospital had an
emergency meeting, asked all employees to seal the
information, and distributed each one a box of ‘Arthritic
Some doctors pointed out that this medicine is similar to
Radix which does not have a preventive effect against bird flu.
Mainland China‘s Violent Demolition, 16 Deaths Last Year
China Hubei human rights organization ‘Livelihood Watch
Studio’, released a report on January 20 saying there were up
to 16 cases of death in mainland China’s violent demolition.
The report ‘2013 China Annual Violent Demolition and
Collection of Land Violent Index’ says, the means of violent
demolition include: ‘Cut off water, electricity and gas;
threaten and harass land owner; smash glass doors and windows; Surround ‘Nail households’; forcing and disturbing relatives; forced, illegal, mistakenly removed, detained style demolition.
The report says, behind this violence are ‘public authority
omission, coldness, protection and connivance.
The public authority personally join in. Compared with 2012,
‘system vulnerabilities’ are getting more and more exposure.’
After the Arrest of Ilham, Urumqi State Security Resigned
After Beijing Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti was removed by the
police from his home on January 15, the Chinese Communist
Party (CCP) hasn’t notified his family.
More and more people inside or outside China support Ilham.
By January 20 there were almost one thousand people asking
the CCP to immediately release Ilham on the internet.
According to ‘Radio France Internationale’ reports, on January
18t an Urumqi Municipal Public Security Bureau, State
Security plain clothes officer, Kuerbanjiang Aibibula,
resigned from dissatisfaction over Ilham‘s arrest.
Aibibula’s resignation letter
said that, Ilham’s case is hiding some Xinjiang officials’
last conspiracy and will receive the Central Commission for
Discipline Inspection’s severe punishment.
The resignation letter says, ‘Push the major responsibility
of the Xinjiang issue to a Uighur scholar in the end.
This is not fair, let me participate, commit and complete
this historical wrong case, I cannot do it.’
Now there is no third-party independent channel verify this
information, but Xinjiang local rumors say that Kuerbanjiang
has been incarcerated by the police.