China's "Easing" Of Zero COVID Collides With Rise In COVID Cases
While there has been a fair bit of positive press over China’s “easing” of its draconian and dysfunctional Zero COVID protocols, Zero COVID itself is running into a difficult obstacle to overcome: rising daily case counts.
COVID cases are rising across the country yet again, despite lockdowns in districts around cities such as Guangzhou.
China reported 16,203 new COVID-19 infections for Nov. 13, of which 1,794 were symptomatic and 14,409 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Monday.
That compared with 14,878 new cases a day earlier – 1,711 symptomatic and 13,167 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately.
Excluding imported infections, China reported 16,072 new local cases, of which 1,747 were symptomatic and 14,325 were asymptomatic, up from 14,761 a day earlier.
Once again, cases are rising despite the imposition of new lockdowns. Once again, Zero COVID is having zero success at containing COVID. Once again, by its own yardstick, Zero COVID is an abject failure for China and the CCP.
For all the hooplah in the media of China “easing” COVID restrictions, keep in mind that at the end of October some 28 Chinese cities were under at least partial lockdown due to Zero COVID.
Nor should anyone lose sight of the fact that, even as an “easing” of some Zero COVID rules was being announced, additional districts in cities such as Guangzhou were being put under lockdown.
Yet despite this persistence of draconian Zero COVID lockdowns, COVID cases are continuing to spread. One wonders how long it will be before the average Chinese citizen begins asking the awkward question of “why isn’t Zero COVID working?”
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