BREAKING NEWS – Beijing, China – With hospitals in China reportedly overwhelmed by a surge of mysterious childhood pneumonia cases — and as outbreaks begin to crop up in areas of the U.S. — experts are weighing in on possible causes and recommendations.

The condition has been described as “white lung syndrome,” which is a reference to the appearance of the chest scans that show “diffusely damaged lungs” related to severe cases of pneumonia, said Dr. Sarah Park, medical director of medical affairs at Karius, a California biotech company.

“I don’t have a medical degree, but I know what’s going,” said civil rights activist Al Sharpton. “I don’t know the symptoms, but I believe white lung syndrome is caused by Chinese kids talking to Caucasian kids and breathing their air. Trust me, I know what I’m talkin’ about.”