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Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant in Beijing and elsewhere. Globally, health experts have said the virus mainly spreads through respiratory droplets when infected people breathe, cough and sneeze.

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1/18/2022 10:10:00 AM

Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant in Beijing and elsewhere. Globally, health experts have said the virus mainly spreads through respiratory droplets when infected people breathe, cough and sneeze.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere. Globally, health experts have stressed the virus mainly spreads through respiratory droplets when infected people breathe, speak, cough and sneeze.

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere.Globally, health experts have stressed the virus mainly spreads through respiratory droplets when infected people breathe, speak, cough and sneeze. However, China has repeatedly emphasized the danger of infection from packaging, despite only trace amounts of the virus being found on such items, and it has boosted testing of frozen food and regular items shipped from overseas.

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I’ve heard of a coffin box but never a coughing box Experience in Japan says that it is more likely Chinese nationals lying to authorities to hide the fact they are infected ... because thats what people do ... watch any Zombie movie ... they nailed it to a tee Blame the world but yourself China to my knowledge is the only country that says Covid transmission is coming from objects. I’ve never seen any other country say this. Chinese officials most likely don’t want to admit they have local transmission. So they look for scape goats! They really are stupid!

Very likely! I just love how we discard scientific info to fit our narrative when it is convenient. We have known since 2020 that this virus like most can be transmitted on non-living surfaces. We even know how long it lives on each surface. Paper is several days. Boxes are paper. Do the math Transport of Parcells from country to country or from one location to another, could be source of Omicran spread. Parcel is moved virus becomes air born, Or hands and clothing. Parcels should be radiated before delivery or after delivery, or be

The Chinese govt let the virus escape from one of it’s lab, it went around the world, killed 500 million, now China blaming the rest of world for re-infecting their own people? I doubt it. The virus doesn't last too long outside of a host, like on a surface. Also UV rays kill it quickly which means if it's in the sun for any meaningful amount of time then it's fine. MAYBE if it's inside a warm and damp box for a day or less it would work but I doubt it.

Blame the world for something they attempted to cover up. Really? People found dogs could spread the virus as well. They tried to vaccinate animals in zoos.

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First they spread then they blame, families of the people who have lost their loved ones should force their government to hold Chinese government accountable. 🤦🏻‍♂️ based on what kind of evidence? wait, is asking the communist for evidence a bit too much? Chinese state media are grasping at straws, looking to blame anyone but the Chinese government

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Workers and residents stand near a nuclei test station in Beijing, China, Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2022. The first reported case of the omicron variant has prompted stepped-up measures in Beijing, just weeks before it hosts the Winter Olympic Games. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese state media report parcels mailed from overseas may have spread the omicron variant of the coronavirus in Beijing and elsewhere. Globally, health experts have stressed the virus mainly spreads through respiratory droplets when infected people breathe, speak, cough and sneeze. However, China has repeatedly emphasized the danger of infection from packaging, despite only trace amounts of the virus being found on such items, and it has boosted testing of frozen food and regular items shipped from overseas. The Communist Party newspaper Global Times cited the Beijing Center for Disease Control and virologists as making the link between the latest infections and packages from abroad. The report Tuesday said investigators found people newly infected had picked up packages mailed from Canada and the U.S. China has locked down parts of Beijing’s Haidian district following the detection of three cases, just weeks before the Chinese capital is due to host the Winter Olympic Games. Another person in the southern technology hub of Shenzhen who tested positive for omicron had handled packages sent from North America. ADVERTISEMENT