Musing on Covid-19
There is so much news on Covid-19 that it is unnecessary to replicate the figures that appear daily in a number of sources. But the continued failure of the US to get ahead of the pandemic is so pathetic that it might make sense to examine what the Chinese did to bring the virus under control. Here is a report from a Dutch expat, living in China and directly experiencing their handling of the coronavirus.
What I CAN tell you is that CCP took some extreme steps all along the way to ensure the country would get through the ordeal, including
- Strict quarantine
- Social health codes,
- Mandatory masks
- Social distancing (3’) and others.
When a risk is spotted, like a surge in cases, the CCP swiftly takes action to quash it. The CCP puts the benefits of the many over the sacrifice of the few. That's their way and it works. In the US, 50k new infections/day are considered normal, in China, a surge is considered more than 2 new infections in a day. Other expats have stated, the lock down process was very peaceful. No military or police involvement, but the rules were clear and followed by everyone (at least 99.9% of everyone). Procedures were clear, for example, you couldn't leave your house, but you still have to eat, so groceries are ordered and delivered straight to your doorstep. Some people have argued that there was no sacrifice, as it’s a necessity. Although the Chinese approach has been the most effective, it has come with side effects such as citizens from certain regions being deemed second rate citizens and great restrictions of freedom. Families have been split apart for months with members being spread across the world, or even just in another province. From: Hubert-W-de-Nie