China’s Raging Pneumonia Outbreak Is it COVID All Over Again?


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Hospitals in parts of China are overloaded with patients, many of them children, who are suffering from a surging pneumonia epidemic that has prompted comparisons to COVID-19, which was first identified in China before it went on to kill some seven million people around the world. Below are answers to some questions about the latest epidemic in China: What disease is causing it? It had initially been described as a mystery illness, amplifying worries that it could be a new virus as COVID-19 was. But the World Health Organisation said this week, after it had appealed to the Chinese authorities...