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China's Hainan expands COVID lockdowns to more areas to quell outbreak

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For Pete's sake, please China, just import western vaccines already. Your made in China propaganda is killing your own people (through disease AND economic mismanagement).

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Around 25,000 tourists were stranded in Sanya

Are these chinese national tourists or tourists from foreign countries?

If they are foreign tourists, who the hell is so stupid to travel to China?

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Monty - Are these chinese national tourists or tourists from foreign countries?"

.....The spike in cases comes amid a pick up in interest in tourism after China eased curbs aimed at domestic travel...

This seems to imply they would be domestic tourists Monty.

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This seems to imply they would be domestic tourists Monty.

OK, I also guess so.

This was also news in my home country, but they also didn't mention if they are domestic or international.

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These rolling lockdowns are severely hurting the economy and also upsetting more and more Chinese citizens.

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I am sure the lockdowns will work this time.......

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Let them continue torturing their own people with these ridiculous lock downs. Perhaps after enough of the tyranny the peasants will successfully revolt and overthrow the commies.

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Endless cycle, outbreaks, lockdowns, outbreaks, lockdowns, up to no end.

Meanwhile the rest of the world have reacted by reducing the risks that come with infections so a much more rational and productive way to deal with the pandemic can be put in order so infections can be managed at a level of risk comparable with other respiratory infections.

Then again vaccinating and treating infections do not make the population more easily controlled as the lockdowns that can be weaponized to quarantine people by magically making them positive for infection, so that can help explaining why the Chinese government is not taking the best approach according to the experts and instead persist on the unsustainable zero covid policy (just not a real zero anymore).

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Endless cycle, outbreaks, lockdowns, outbreaks, lockdowns, up to no end.

Compared to Australia or New Zealand, for example, which just keep seeing more and more outbreaks and have some of the highest infection rates in the world, while China has the lowest.

The island in the South China Sea, which recorded just two local symptomatic COVID cases last year, has reported more than 1,400 domestically transmitted infections this month, including 982 symptomatic ones. While that is small by global standards,

1400 in one month! Gifu Prefecture exceeded that amount today.

Meanwhile the rest of the world have reacted by reducing the risks that come with infections so a much more rational and productive way to deal with the pandemic can be put in order so infections can be managed at a level of risk comparable with other respiratory infections.

Meanwhile the rest of the world has an astronomical infection and death rate compared to China.

Then again vaccinating and treating infections do not make the population more easily controlled as the lockdowns that can be weaponized to quarantine people by magically making them positive for infection, so that can help explaining why the Chinese government is not taking the best approach according to the experts and instead persist on the unsustainable zero covid policy (just not a real zero anymore).

Was New Zealand, Australia, the UK trying to control the population when they had lockdowns? What would the benefit be to a country to control its population just to control it? That is a bizarre claim on the fringe of conspiracy theorists.

Looks like keeping the number and rate of infections and deaths the lowest in the world is still the best approach.

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Compared to Australia or New Zealand, for example, which just keep seeing more and more outbreaks and have some of the highest infection rates in the world, while China has the lowest.

As you yoursefl have proved this is completely false, other countries have lower rates of infection without any need of zero covid policies, not are Australia and New Zealand the only countries in the world apart from China. Seeing how most countries do not need to hide 90 to 95% of the deaths from covid as China does this means many other countries are doing much better, thanks to a real scientific approach instead of the unsustainable way the CCP is using just to increase their control over the population.

Meanwhile the rest of the world has an astronomical infection and death rate compared to China.

No, not really, literally dozens of other countries have lower death rates once the reports from all countries are equalized to the Chinese ones by not counting any deaths from a patient with any other disease.

Was New Zealand, Australia, the UK trying to control the population when they had lockdowns?

No, because they used them against variants that were much more easily controlled by the lockdowns and specially as a way to gain time until the actually best measures (vaccination for example) could be used to replace the lockdowns.

Using lockdowns in 2022, where much better measures are already available is not justified, even less because the currently predominant variants are much less susceptible to be controlled by them.

Looks like keeping the number and rate of infections and deaths the lowest in the world is still the best approach

Since that is not China that would be true, but disproves your argument.

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