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And Covid infection will rise again... and then what? Lock down again? I thought that the Chinese are the most intelligent people I've met, but looks like it's just applicable in math.

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And Covid infection will rise again... and then what? Lock down again? I thought that the Chinese are the most intelligent people I've met, but looks like it's just applicable in math.

The problem is that the CCP can't afford to recognize it is doing things wrong, so it persist even when experts and scientific/medical authorities like the WHO clearly criticize their way of dealing with the pandemic. The chinese vaccine was of subpar efficacy, the people in the most vulnerable groups are refusing it because of this, hospitals close because of the excessive lockdowns, so the only option left to pretend control is still effective is to hide the deaths even if this is terribly obvious.

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The one and only time such draconian measures made sense was between November and January 2019, but instead they chose to cover things up during those months until it was all too late. And the rest, as they say, is history, but in this case we all continue to pay the price. Meanwhile in China where they did nothing during the genesis of the pandemic, now they lockdown thier people like animals for months while pinning the blame on letters from Canada or clothes from SK? What a complete....

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Shanghai eased a range of COVID-19 restrictions on Wednesday in a step towards returning to normal after a two-month lockdown that confined residents of the megacity to their homes and battered China's economy.

Nice job Shanghai, and China.

10 new cases yesterday. No other country can compare

https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/shanghai-reports-22-new-local-asymptomatic-covid-cases-9-symptomatic-cases-may-2022-05-31/

The problem is that the CCP can't afford to recognize it is doing things wrong, so it persist even when experts and scientific/medical authorities like the WHO clearly criticize their way of dealing with the pandemic. 

The problem is blindly following "advice" from an agency such as the WHO, instead of from medical authorities. The WHO has consistently been wrong with its advice. Every country that followed the Who's advice has suffered from a high rate of Covid infections and as a result, severe economic effects. When people are sick they don't consult with their insurance agency; they talk with a doctor.

China has proven to be the leader of the world in dealing with this crisis by having the lowest infection rate while being the only developed country with positive economic growth.

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China has proven to be the leader of the world in dealing with this crisis by having the lowest infection rate while being the only developed country with positive economic growth.

So you advocate for locking people inside their homes, separating parents from children, and euthanizing their pets, and lying to the rest of the world? Just want to be clear.

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The problem is blindly following "advice" from an agency such as the WHO, instead of from medical authorities. The WHO has consistently been wrong with its advice. 

That is completely false, not only is the WHO a world class medical authority, it is also false that advice has to be followed blindly, the scientific evidence behind the recommendations is there for the experts to see and nobody has even suggested it is wrong with respect with the unsustainability of the zero covid policy.

The WHO has consistently been wrong with its advice

The only advice that was wrong it was because China choose to hide the evidence from human-to-human transmission, so the WHO had to wait until more trustworthy countries were able to offer actual veridic information about it. This would be again an example of the CCP not willing to recognize they did things wrong, and as a consequence the pandemic affected everybody else.

Even the example you like to repeat about masks is completely coherent with the evidence at the moment, that clearly showed masks were useful in preventing infections in hospitals and clinics where patients of infectious respiratory diseases like the first SARS were being treated. In places where masks were scarce it was then well supported to recommend for them to be prioritized in the only situation where they had clear evidence of efficacy.

Every country that followed the Who's advice has suffered from a high rate of Covid infections and as a result, severe economic effects

Imaginary arguments not sustained by any evidence are not valid.

When people are sick they don't consult with their insurance agency; they talk with a doctor.

I don't see how you could be confused, but an agency is not equal to insurance but to an institution that have power to achieve a goal, for example to coordinate and improve global public health. When people need information and advice to run and coordinate international public health activities, specially in the case of a pandemic a doctor has nothing to offer, for that actual specialists are necessary.

China has proven to be the leader of the world in dealing with this crisis by having the lowest infection rate while being the only developed country with positive economic growth

As usual this is false, other countries have lower infection and death rates than China and you already have accepted this, so why do you feel the need to repeat something that you well understand is false?

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Can't put all your eggs in one basket, it's time to explore options. With the high cost of shipping and lag time, it's better to keep the jobs in the US. Rather have an Amercian robot print my chips then waiting for their lockdowns to stall production.

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Clearly there's been a change in policy (by Poo himself?) regarding the pointless lockdowns. This has nothing to do with the numbers, which of course will just go up again as soon as the lockdowns end and travel reconvenes. As with everything in China, the numbers will be fudged and the facts/truth will have to fall in line with govt propaganda. It seems the economic pain was too much to bear. "Congratulations China - you have beaten it again!" will be the new line.

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Some of you guys are going to wish Shanghai goes into lockdown again because as business restarts in one of the most productive cities in the world, fuel prices might go up even more.

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Zero COVID was just propaganda as proven by all the details around testing locations, removing people from effective home quarantines, and some really scary manufacturing videos showing a complete disregard for sanitary conditions in the swab factories and official quarantine hospitals.

I feel bad for the Chinese people having to put up with a dysfunctional govt. Nobody should have to deal with that, without hope that the next election will throw the inept leaders out - forever - and a new party will take over.

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Shanghai authorities say they will take some major steps Wednesday toward reopening China’s largest city after a two-month COVID-19 lockdown that has throttled the national economy and largely bottled up millions of people in their homes.

Full bus and subway service will be restored, as will basic rail connections with the rest of China, Vice Mayor Zong Ming said Tuesday at a daily news conference on the city’s outbreak.

“The epidemic has been effectively controlled,” she said, adding that the city will start the process of fully restoring work and life on Wednesday.

https://worldabcnews.com/shanghai-to-start-lifting-2-month-covid-19-lockdown-wednesday/

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