A Covid worker beat a dog to death in Shanghai after its owner tested positive
Category: News & PoliticsVia: s • last year • 13 comments
Hong Kong (CNN)A pet dog was beaten to death by a health worker in Shanghai in an incident that sparked fury online, offering a glimpse into the growing frustrations of locked-down residents in China's Covid-19 hotspot.
International health authorities have said the risk of transmission from animals to humans is possible but low, and there is no evidence that animals are playing a significant role in the spread of Covid-19 to humans.
Unfortunately for the Chinese people, zero covid is a XI policy and in totalitarian countries controlled by the whims of a single man irrational policies will be pursued against all reason. The Shanghai lockdown and invasion of Ukraine being two recent examples.
As the article indicates, the response of millions of Chinese people, and myself included, is anger at the incident I'm sure was considered by you to be a desireable topic to post. Stupid people and those who may over-react are all over the world.
Personally I support the zero-covid policy. At the beginning of the pandemic the area where I live was locked down and various measures are still taken, such as masking on transport, temp-testing before entering certain places like banks, and from all the people I know here I have never heard a complaint about it. There will always be people who complain about anything, good or bad. The vast majority of Chinese people are much happier with lockdowns and the zero-covid policy than with what has been happening elsewhere, as stated in the article:
"This policy has been broadly popular among the public, with many feeling it was necessary to avoid the high death tolls and economic collapses seen in other countries like the United States or the United Kingdom."
So if the choice is inconvenience or death, I think the Chinese people generally choose Inconvenience. Most Chinese people traditionally value the good of the community and of their loved ones above petty self-interest.
"Many Shanghai residents have complained of being unable to access basic supplies like food and medicine."
Sure. Food and medicine are just conveniences.
The dog's owners chose to leave the dog outside because they thought it would starve to death otherwise. That's a breakdown in civilization. And it's going to keep happening over and over because the virus China let loose upon the world isn't going away.
Morning Buzz..hmmm yes lock downs work to a certain extent and then comes a time to call it quits...
Melbourne was the most locked down city in the world, but once the new variant arrived it was pointless as China will find out.
Life is all back to normal here, only wear a mask in hospitals, public transport and that's about it.
Everything is open including the borders and everything is going full bore including the economy.
Yes on average 10 people a day are losing the battle for life and approx 10,000 infections a day in Victoria... around 300 in hospital...we are one of the most vaccinated countries in the world and the fourth vaccination is now available...
From what I have read the Chinese vac is not particularly effective and only around 60% of the elderly have been vaccinated?? And that is where it strikes most...
So yes lock downs do work in the respect it gives time to prepare for the onslaught and since this bloody virus appeared 2.5 years ago we have lost 5,500 souls...but the time comes when lock downs are no longer relevant and it is time to as they said...to live with it..
Nobody is going to starve to death. Nobody starved to death in Xi'an, nobody starved to death where I live when it was locked down, and nobody is going to starve to death in Shanghai. I have watched news videos of supplies being shipped there from all over China and of volunteers delivering food to the residents - FREE food. You should know better than anyone that no matter what the situation, there will always be some people who bitch.
"...but the time comes when lock downs are no longer relevant and it is time to as they said...to live with it.."
I don't intend to "live with it" and as far as I'm concerned they can keep locking down where the surges arise. Time will tell what is the best solution.
You too. Did you know that another Aussie just signed up with NT?
Err no...now you will have two you will help in translating with...do you know the avitar?
I just sent you a PN.
Got it thank you..
Didn't Psaki say that even a kiss isn't contagious, as long as it's under 15 minutes?
Who is online
The never ending lockdowns are causing more and more division.