China’s Zero-Tolerance COVID-19 Policy Is Growing Costs: Its Entire Economic Miracle Could be on the Line

China’s Zero-Tolerance COVID-19 Policy’s Growing Costs: Its Entire Economic Miracle Could be on the Line

In some ways, at least sizable segments of the West have exhibited profound respect and almost deference to how China has managed the COVID-19 pandemic. Although contrary to state Party leadership, the whole crisis started in Wuhan in January and February 2020. Western audiences saw images on television and the internet of a dire situation, with images of bodies bags and severe lockdowns, including people screaming that they need to leave their apartments. They couldn't, of course. They were locked in their own homes by local governing officials, following the edicts of the governing communist group known as The Party. Audiences in America didn't know what was going to hit them, nervously watching, assuring themselves that such an event couldn't occur in America. How they were wrong. And in a stunning turnaround, America became the pandemic's epicenter, not China, as the case count went from several thousand in February 2020 in China to practically none thereafter. China, via its press, engaged in a jingoistic promotion, from January through about April 2020, of a sort of COVID-19 pandemic cold war race to come up with vaccines. The evidence indicates that China's effort materiali...

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