Some videos on Twitter show families allegedly burning the bodies of loved ones in the streets of Chinese cities as funeral homes struggle to handle the surge in COVID deaths.
China has watched as cases of COVID-19 spiked following the rollback of the country’s "zero-COVID" policy as the abrupt shift occurred without any increase in vaccinations. Instead, officials tried to simply bolster hospitals in anticipation of a new COVID-19 wave by establishing hundreds of "fever clinics" to increase testing. Peter Aitken is a Fox News Digital reporter with a focus on national and global news.
The hospitals were not prepared for just how significant the wave ended up being, with the Chuiyangliu hospital in eastern Beijing packed with new arrivals and unable to properly sequester them on Jan. 5.