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Not easy being green: China's 'health codes' define COVID-era life

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Not easy being green: China's 'health codes' define COVID-era life

....and that is the control system that authoritarian goverments in West, like in Austria, Australia, Canada, etc. want to impose on the population.

Thankfully, in some sane places like England, Ireland, Denmark and Holland this has stopped, and one can only hope that sanity prevails everywhere.

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and that is the control system that authoritarian goverments in West, like in Austria, Australia, Canada, etc. want to impose on the population.

Well the nations you mentioned are not authoritarian but democratic and can be voted out at the desire of the people. Authoritarian governments can not be voted out as they control everything including any (for show only) elections as happens in Russia.

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Don't allow this dystopian madness to become normalized in our societies.

Our children and grandchildren will suffer horribly if we don't stop now.

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let me admit that all this fuss is not about some virus at the end...?

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let me admit that all this fuss is not about some virus at the end...?

Admission is a sign of guilt. Why are you feeling guilty about the Covid-19 pandemic?

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wiilb:

Thankfully, in some sane places like England

England???!!!!!!!!!!! Have you seen how many people died from covid? I'm surprised you didn't mention the good ole' US of A. Approaching 1 million deaths. But yeah, the dead have their freedom, at least.

And while we're on the subject of England, anyone care for a cheese and wine party?

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already-strict virus controls were ramped up ahead of the Winter Olympics.

well, the Sport-Meeja-Complex must have its way.... say it out loud.... munnn eeee munnn eeee munnn eeee.....

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Big brother at its worst

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A democratic government doesn’t mean the inmates run the asylum. The elected has the right to exercise authority. Goes both ways:

Your freedom ends when the freedom of others begin.

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....and that is the control system that authoritarian goverments in West, like in Austria, Australia, Canada, etc. want to impose on the population.

Australia? Mate, are you working for ScoMo & Co.? Please tell me more about this authoritarian system? By the way you do know that the premier of the state of Western Australia is facing intense backlash for postponing the opening of its state border to the rest of Australia? Western Australia is the only Australian state still running zero-covid policy. The whole Australia has opened up and we have so many cases that Americans are being told by their government not to travel to Australia. I wonder why the federal government suddenly wants to change its policy.

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I see no difference between Xi and Newsome and De Blasio and Lightfoot and all the other “democratic” dictators in the US who have adopted a similar mindset as Xi and the ccp.

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authoritarian goverments in West, like in Austria, Australia, Canada,

What on earth are you talking about? None of those countries have authoritarian governments.

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I see no difference between Xi and Newsome and De Blasio and Lightfoot and all the other “democratic” dictators in the US who have adopted a similar mindset as Xi and the ccp.

You don’t see. Ok.

Equating the CCP with Canada is so completely wrong that only someone who can’t see or understand anything would make such a suggestion.

Or someone just looking for attention. Either way, wrong.

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I wonder what happens if one doesn't have a cell phone? I guess you can't do anything.

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I see no difference between Xi and Newsome and De Blasio and Lightfoot

You aren't looking then. There is nothing even remotely like this statewide in California. Some places in LA I have to show my vaccination card to enter but nobody is going to deny entry because I live someplace with a ridiculously high infection rate (currently at 40% in my area, people just gave up and are being stupid). Where I live there is no requirement at all. The county health department here won't even enforce the mask requirement for students and teachers at the local schools. We complained about lack of mask use and the local health department said "oh, we don't enforce that". Amazing. Statewide there is nothing other than mostly ignored mask requirements and eventually kids will have to be Covid vaccinated to attend school, but that won't happen until a kids vaccine has full approval. Please double check your information.

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I see no difference between Xi and Newsome and De Blasio and Lightfoot and all the other “democratic” dictators in the US who have adopted a similar mindset as Xi and the ccp.

It's nice to see your team trying to unify your people. I think it will go very well for your country.

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Well, I guess being overpopulated with over one billion four hundred million people have something to do with such extreme measures. They used to have a one child limit, but now they have removed all limits. Perhaps to increase their military for the future. Get ready for the two billion mark there...soon!

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 Get ready for the two billion mark there...soon!

China's population is declining. They are up against a demographic wall as their birth rate rapidly declines and the overall age of the population increases.

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I'm sure that the people upset about mask mandates and vaccination requirements find the government decrees that everyone must drive on the same side of the road a sign that their government is dictatorial, and protest against that by finding, and then patronizing, restaurants where the staff don't wash their hands even after using the toilet or handling raw meat.

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Don't allow this dystopian madness to become normalized in our societies.

Our children and grandchildren will suffer horribly if we don't stop now.

This perspective is old and used in the 50’s but is still pervasive today.

We should see issues in China as real issues rather than a dystopian tale that needs to serve as a cautionary tale for the United States and the rest of the world.

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This will make people not want to purchase any healthcare products for a runny nose , sore throat or respiratory difficulty.

Might actually be counterproductive in the mitigation of covid as people will be worried about not being able to food shop or use public transportation.

Like a twilight zone horror movie in real life !

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Luckily the city official in charge of the technology was swiftly fired !

Probably a money making scam of some sort.

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