We don’t know about you, but we are thrilled that FINALLY after nearly three years of inhumane and brutish lockdown and stay-at-home orders, Chinese freedom fighters are pushing back against Xi and the communist regime. There are even chants and signs demanding that Xi resign.
Beijing had pledged to back off its militaristic and ineffective “Zero COVID” strategy, but now it is back in full force.
A fire last week that killed 10 people in a high-rise building in Xinjiang has sparked protests nationwide as mounting evidence indicates residents could not escape in time because the building was locked down.
Last week, officials in Henan province apologized for the death of a 4-month-old baby. She died after a delay in receiving medical attention while suffering from vomiting and diarrhea in quarantine.
President Xi Jinping insists he will continue to shut down access to any area in China that has even one COVID case. He claims the Chinese response is superior to that of the U.S. and other Western nations that have ended lockdowns. But as we’ve shown with myriad evidence from around the world, the costs of lockdowns are an order of magnitude higher than any health gains.
Meanwhile, China has perpetuated COVID by banning the use of more effective American vaccines. The lockdown of factories in China is causing more supply chain gridlock.
The fiasco in China only gives further support for a strategic decoupling from China’s trading system.