White House monitoring outbreaks in China but sees nothing out of the ordinary

Posted on AllSides December 4th, 2023
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The White House says it is monitoring the surge in respiratory illness in China but there is no indication of a link between people seeking care in U.S. emergency departments and the outbreak in Beijing and surrounding regions.

Based on its provisional assessment, the U.S. and other countries are seeing seasonal trends in respiratory illnesses and nothing is out of the ordinary, a Biden administration official said Monday.

Hospitals in northern China have seen a surge of respiratory patients, particularly children, sparking here-we-go-again fears among some U.S. lawmakers after the communist government suppressed early...

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