Here we go again – the World Health Organization has requested information from China in regard to a new respiratory illness and clusters of pneumonia in children. Chinese authorities are blaming the lack of COVID-19 regulations/lack of continued government control in the name of public health. The WHO said that the “influenza-like illness” is comparable to the beginning of COVID-19.
Some are now calling this newly identified virus “COVID-23.” The WHO was first alerted on November 21, 2023, and began requesting detailed information from China the following day. It is not currently known if the COVID-23 virus is affiliated with the clusters of undiagnosed pneumonia among children in northern China.