Social media posts from China rarely make their way into America, but viral and radical videos of forced quarantines and people being sealed in their own homes in the communist nation are now trending on different platforms. And Americans are now asking whether this was shown to make the U.S. lockdowns seem to be less devastating.
A new social media blitz coming out of Shanghai has shown people being starved in their own homes and their pets being killed during the harsh COVID lockdown being enforced in the Chinese city. And it is now getting hellish with suicides becoming an everyday part of life in Shanghai.
And people thinking that things are feeling a bit more liberating in America should not be complacent since it doesn't mean that the lockdowns are over.
The Democrats are already wondering how they are going to win an election without another lockdown. They have set up the narrative already and invested in the latest mobile testing machines.
If Americans are thinking that former President Donald Trump is going to save them, they have to think again. Although Trump may have helped in the last lockdown, he had proudly given birth to the deadly COVID-19 vaccines and endorsed the candidacy of Dr. Mehmet Oz, the host of the "Dr. Oz Show," who has promoted China's lockdown model.
Oz had said in previous interviews that America has to copy China's COVID lockdown policy.
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Director Anthony Fauci, on the other hand, said a lockdown should be used to get people vaccinated.
Shanghai's strict zero-COVID protocols are so poorly managed that residents are unable to access basic necessities like food, medications and medical care, prompting widespread and spontaneous protests online and in real world. (Related: Shanghai stripped of food, freedom: Tucker Carlson calls out China for starving people in strict COVID lockdown.)
Reports coming out of Shanghai indicate that the local government was not ready for an outbreak in the country's economic center and cast doubt on the practicability of zero-COVID protocol at this point in the pandemic. This has transformed into severe struggles for residents, including long waiting times for an ambulance, decreasing savings and insufficient food supplies, among others.
Although the central government is reportedly stepping up efforts to provide supplies to the city, the overall policy is compelling several citizens to criticize the government's policy.
"Even the authoritarian governments, they still have to take this mass reaction into account, or else will lose the cooperation from the society. We're going to expect that [the central government] is going to improve the policy implementation, even though the policy itself is not going to change," Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, told Vox.
The Shanghai outbreak is thus far China's most serious since the start of the pandemic, with an astonishing 200,000 cases reported since the outbreak started in March. What began as a patchwork of brief lockdowns to limit the spread of disease quickly turned into an endless, citywide shutdown with people only allowed out to take a PCR test. Shanghai's lockdown is matched only by those in Wuhan in 2020 and Xi'an at the end of last year in terms of strictness.
Shanghai has recently announced its first deaths in the current outbreak. In a statement on Monday, April 18, the city said three people infected with COVID-19 died in the past day. All three were elderly with underlying conditions.
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