6 March 2020 — Popular Resistance
Update 11 March 2020
[Update: I’m rereading this a week later and realising that Bruce Aylward, the Deputy Director of the WHO, interviewed in this article, had the answer in how to deal effectively with the Covid-19 respiratory disease based on his experience in China. But the question to ask, is why his evidence has all but been ignored outside China? Could it be the anti-Chinese and racist attitudes of the West that has led them to ignore his advice?
I think it’s also clear that the British government (and other Western governments) are quite prepared to sacrifice sections of their populations in an attempt to save capitalism from itself. WB]
By Julia Belluz, Vox.com.
March 4, 2020
“It’s all about speed”: the most important lessons from China’s Covid-19 response.
There’s one country in the world that currently has the most knowledge of and experience with Covid-19: China.
China, and specifically Hubei province, is where the Covid-19 disease emerged; it’s where 83 percent of the 89,000 cases known to date have been recorded; and it’s where doctors and health authorities have been battling an epidemic for two months — while other countries braced themselves for outbreaks — using unprecedented public health measures, including a cordon sanitaire and lockdowns that affected millions.