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Some Covid Links

Richard Koenig rightly criticizes California strongman Gavin Newsom’s insistence on mandating Covid vaccination for California schoolchildren.

Steven Mosher reports on how the Chinese state, in its deranged pursuit of zero Covid, brutalizes the Chinese people. A slice:

Like China’s previous efforts to contain the highly infectious Omicron variant, this one too is doomed to fail, although not before extracting an enormous cost. The dimensions of human suffering comes through in some of the videos posted by the suffering residents.

Here’s another report on the calamitous chaos caused in Shanghai by the pursuit there of zero Covid. Two slices:

Public disorder broke out in Shanghai last night as the Chinese Communist regime’s draconian restrictions to eradicate coronavirus cases left residents running out of food – while cases continue to rise.

China’s largest city and financial centre has been under lockdown for 22 days, despite public health officials warnings that the Omicron Covid variant is so infectious that it cannot be wiped out by lockdowns.

Shanghai residents are only allowed to leave their homes once a day to collect food and infected Chinese children have been separated from their parents in a desperate attempt to stop the virus spreading.


Shanghai has a population of 26million and has now spent more than three weeks in the toughest lockdown anywhere in the world since the start of the pandemic.

American lawyer Jared T. Nelson, who lives in the city, tweeted that only two people from each apartment building are allowed to leave every day to collect food parcels.

Volunteers must wear full protective white suits and have two hours to finish the job.

Mr Nelson said he has been told the conditions at so-called central quarantine centres, where infected patients are taken, are ‘awful’.

He wrote: ‘No showers, portable toilets only, no hot water, and of course no privacy’.

The compliance lawyer also said food deliveries are regularly cancelled as supplies diminish.

Some parts of the city are much better connected to food supplies than others, he said.

Mr Nelson added: ‘[My family] had three deliveries that were booked to deliver today: two group purchases of meat/seafood + one individual purchase of soap and shampoo. All three were cancelled.’

David Livermore decries the Covidian horror now unfolding in Shanghai.

alex g tweets: (HT Jay Bhattacharya)

In 2020 the entire public health establishment praised China’s “zero covid” strategy. Today 25 million people in Shanghai are confined to their homes. Families are going hungry and young children have been separated from their parents. Zero covid is a human rights disaster.

“By denying patients the ability to see family, the public will conclude the NHS is merely using Covid as an excuse to avoid normality” – so reports the Telegraph.

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