(Minghui.org) There are more than 30 people in my extended family. My immediate family of four live in Wuhan in Hubei Province. The others live in my parents’ village. We’d planned to go to their village to celebrate the Chinese New Year on January 25 but couldn’t leave home due to the lockdown in Wuhan.

More than 20 other members of our extended family gathered at my parent's home for dinner on January 25. The next day, my cousin developed a fever and cough. He thought he had caught a cold. Two days later, he could no longer bear it and went to a hospital. He tested positive for the coronavirus.

My cousin's wife called me four days later and told me my cousin had been hospitalized. I called him right away and asked how he was. He told me he had been given medicine, but his fever wouldn’t go down.

I told him that no specific medicine could cure him. But I comforted him and said he would be fine if he would recite two phrases, “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He did not object to my suggestion, but neither did he accept it.

Some of the more than 30 people in my extended family practice Falun Gong. Most of the others support Falun Gong and have quit their memberships in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. But my cousin was misled by the CCP’s propaganda and attacked Falun Gong in public. We talked to him many times, but he did not stop attacking Falun Gong.

I called him again the next day and gave him some examples of people who had recovered from serious illnesses after reciting “Falun Dafa is good. Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance is good.” He repeated the two phrases twice and agreed to continue on his own.

I called him again the following day. He told me his fever had disappeared the night before, after he started to recite the two phrases. He said he felt revived. He was released from the hospital a short time later.

My cousin's wife believes in Falun Gong and said she likes to read Falun Gong books because they alleviate her stress. She also likes to listen to Minghui Radio and sometimes practices the Falun Gong sitting meditation.

She took care of her husband while he was in the hospital. She was in close contact with coronavirus patients and was quarantined for 14 days before she was allowed to go home. The village did not isolate any other members of her immediate family or our extended family.

My cousin has a son and a granddaughter, who both had close contact with him, but they were not infected by the virus. None of the other twenty-plus people in our extended family got ill after having New Year's dinner with my cousin.

The people in my parents’ village asked why the virus had not infected any other members of our family. We believe it is because we practice Falun Gong.


Falun Gong was first taught to the public in 1992. By the late 90s, nearly 100 million people across China were practicing Falun Gong after experiencing improvements in their health and character. Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP, perceived the spiritual discipline's growing popularity as a threat to the CCP's atheistic ideology and issued an order to persecute Falun Gong on July 20, 1999.

Minghui.org has confirmed the deaths of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners in the persecution over the past 21 years, though the actual number of deaths is suspected to be much higher. Many more people have been imprisoned and tortured for their faith. 

A large body of evidence shows that the CCP has sanctioned the harvesting of organs from detained prisoners of conscience, who are murdered to supply China's booming transplant industry.

Under Jiang's personal direction, the CCP established the 610 Office, an extralegal security organization with the power to override the police and judicial systems and whose sole function is to carry out the persecution of Falun Gong.

The spread of the Wuhan pneumonia pandemic was exacerbated by the CCP’s censorship and disinformation. Many examples around the world show that distancing from the CCP keeps the virus away. The underlying story of this article demonstrates this fact in action. I hope that people, governments, and nations around the world will think about the decisions they have made and choose to distance themselves from the CCP for a safe future.