Posted On: Thursday - March 17th 2022 7:35PM MST
In Topics:   China  Kung Flu Stupidity
I've used this as the title before, at least once, so let's just do it here: Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!
The newest 1960s vintage chants being heard from teensy-weensy little viral voices this week in China go : Vaxxed, and treated, we'll never be defeated!
It's like the common freakin' cold now, man. Is your country really going to defeat it? All the big China-Lockdown-Enviers have told us over the last two years that China DEFEATED the virus! It was supposed to be like St. Patrick and those snakes. Get 'em out, and don't let any more in. Yeah, but viruses are not snakes, see? And now, you come to me, asking for favors, such as tank cars full of disinfectant, this, on the day of my
Even this lowly Peak Stupidity Assistant Chief Blogger [Assistant TO the Chief Blogger - Ed.], a non-virologist, could have told President-for-Life Winnie-the-Jinping that China would not defeat the Kung Flu. Did the Dear Leader over there really think that would happen? Plenty of Americans over here with that same Totalitarian bent flat-out expressed their envy of China for having been able to quickly implement measures and make every Chinaman do exactly WTF the EXPERTS wanted them to do.
Never mind food water, and utilities, you lock people down where they stand, you get out those HazMat suits and spray like the wind, you stick people with whatever they tell ya', and bada-bing, bada-boom, no virus, capiche? That was the deal. Lots of people with no knowledge of the place thought, yeah, well, it's tough, but you gotta be tough. Quit complaining and put on your face diaper, you spoiled people. People in China are
Peak Stupidity says that is wrong, no matter if you DID defeat the virus. However, they haven't. I'm not gloating about a few more people getting sick over there, but I am gloating about their Totalitarian and Orwellian policies backfiring. For example, about all that Health Score app crap? I could see some hacker causing a whole bunch of red on the screens of Chinamen, wreaking havoc like this. Maybe it was a bug or a virus, no puns intended ... at first.
It's hard to get accurate news out of China.. You don't hear much about it, and then you see videos like those Mr. Adam Smith linked to in the comments about that post written when I thought I was out. (That was yesterday.) Mr. E.H. Hail also wrote more about this, getting me going posting this one.
A few days back I'd read this PJ Media* article about LOCKDOWNs in Shanghai. The writer Stephen Green** comes at this with the worry about supply chain problems, but we could use a LOT less Chinese trade, and he also is pro-vaccine for the oldest of China's aging population. I don't care about all that. A quick blurb:
Communist China is dealing with another severe COVID-19 outbreak despite the country’s “zero tolerance” policy towards the virus.In Jilin Province and the cities of Shenzhen and Dongguan have been shut down to stop the spread, Russia Today discussed the new hysteria and measures being taken up in Manchuria and in the highly industrial southeastern province Guangdong. I checked in with Yahoo News even and I see that China orders 51 million into lockdown as COVID surges. That's only 3 1/2 % of China's population, but it's not cool for those 51 million.
I guess nobody told the virus.
Already in 2022, the Communist country has suffered more COVID cases than in all of 2021.
On Sunday, China ordered all of Shenzhen’s 17.5 million residents into a seven-day lockdown, with three rounds of testing. All public transport is halted and all businesses, except essential services, will be closed until March 20.Just a 7 day LOCKDOWN, probably won't run out of food and miss too much work, that's all, one week ... this time. See what I've been warning about for America? Just like a TSA code orange day, they can pull this out anytime. Here's the funny part from that story, with the stupidity in bold:
China, the last major country to relentlessly pursue a Covid-zero policy, reported 1,437 cases across dozens of cities on Monday. That’s a fourfold jump in a week.Yes, Covid~zero, tastes just like regular Covid~Classic, but without all the calories. The Chinese don't want to live with this virus, but the virus wants to live with the Chinese. What to do now? Will they do the same as they did 2 years ago, bring out the big guns? Make 'em an offer they no canna' refuse? I thank Adam Smith for the multiple videos he sent, along with the links from both he and Mr. Hail. I'll include this one, with the big green disinfectant cannon from 2 years back in Wuhan.
Although record case numbers are testing the resilience of China’s no-tolerance approach, there is no sign the country is willing to pivot to "living with the virus."
As Peak Stupidity has noted, China is a can-do country. However, I gotta say, "can-do" can sometimes conflict with "oughta-do".
This "zero-tolerance" policy for the suspected Kung Flu germs can get worse even than other zero tolerance policies of various sorts have been in America. They are killing dogs on the mainland and trying to kill all the hamsters down in Hong Kong, just on suspicion of infection. Finally from the 2nd article, I do like the attitude of this Hong Konger - wonder how much you hear the same in Big China:
Jessica said she was not worried about the government threats. “I don’t care about that, the police. Fuck them. They arrest people anyway for doing nothing,” she said.Yup. Same here. I feel your pain, Jessica.
Yeah, China sure defeated this thing... and I got a date tonight with a Pangolin.
* An organization of which Instapundit Glenn Reynolds was a part of founding.
** He's one of the most prolific bloggers on Instapundit.