China's Zero COVID Policy: The Definition Of Insanity

If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different outcome, China's persistence in its draconian Zero COVID Policy surely qualifies.

Two weeks of partial lockdown in Shanghai, China's largest city, failed to contain the Omicron variant of the SARS-COV-2 virus, so China's response is a total lockdown of the city:

While the lockdown of Shanghai’s east officially ended at 5 a.m. local time Friday, most residents were not able to leave their homes immediately under what the local government described as a tiered quarantine regime.

People with mild or no symptoms are required to be put under compulsory central quarantine for treatment or monitoring at mostly makeshift facilities built in massive gymnasiums or exhibition centers around the city. If parents with young kids are sent to central quarantine, authorities will try to help find volunteers or staff to look after the children left behind, Zeng Qun, deputy head of Shanghai Civil Affairs Bureau said at a briefing.

The reflexive resort to what amounts to mass incarceration of the entire Shanghai population of 25 million also is stark evidence that China's vaccines are no more effective than the mRNA shots.

Government efforts to regulate the virus have been an abysmal failure in China just as in the rest of the world. Continued reliance on government policy is the acme of mass insanity.

As Alex Berenson likes to say, “virus gonna virus!”