Posted BY: ZeroHedge
Back in April I wrote about the state of Shanghai’s latest round of lockdowns, asking whether or not something fucky was afoot (more than usual) across the pond in China. Since then, I had just assumed that things were returning back to normal and that the Winter’s lockdowns were an aberration.
But it isn’t looking that way. In fact, China’s latest actions only do more to raise my “fringe” suspicions.
As recent as this week, parts of Wuhan (and its 1 million residents) are being forced to lock down yet again because – wait for it – four cases of asymptomatic Covid were found amongst hundreds of thousands of screenings that the province provides daily.
China has been continuing its “Covid Zero” response strategy, which is makes so little sense and is so inefficient, vain, costly and fruitless that I can’t believe it’s not a product of Democrats here in the U.S.
The gist of the policy has been described as a “control and maximum suppression” strategy that uses “contact tracing, mass testing, border quarantine, lockdowns, and mitigation software” – also known as the George Orwell Special – to try and track and prevent cases.