Chinese leaders have forgotten this detail. In front of their televisions, Chinese viewers of the World Cup notice that civilians in the stadium are not wearing masks. People participating in competitions do not see each other separately. They are not favored by men in white plastic spacesuits.
At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Chinese government boasted that it had taken the best measures in the world to fight the disease, and now it is a nonsense.
The code is red
A few cases of Chinese integration are being tested against Covid-19 as soon as they appear. Because there are no reactions, samples from 10 people end up together in the same reagent test tube. As a result, for every positive result, nine other uncontaminated individuals receive a red code on their cell phones.
This code can be devastating. These people can no longer leave their homes until their results are negative. Worse, more often than not, as an extreme precaution, all residents of their building are assigned the same code as their co-workers.
When cases reach a few hundred, the entire city is shut down.
Now, nearly a third of Chinese cities are under quarantine.
The Chinese government can vaccinate its people with vaccines from Pfizer or Moderna. But it must be recognized that the Chinese vaccine is very ineffective.
Faced with such a failure, leaders would have to purchase vaccine quantities from Pfizer or Moderna and vaccinate the population en masse.
bound to Xi
The problem is that China’s current policy of containing COVID-19 is closely tied to Xi Jinping, who is happy that the pandemic has given him an opportunity to reassert state authority everywhere, directly and individually, for every citizen.
This show of strength is reassuring for the Chinese Communist Party, which has lived in fear of being overthrown by the people since June 4, 1989.
Questioning the policy of fighting Covid-19 is like questioning the totalitarian control the government has exerted over its population for years. This is tantamount to criticizing Xi.
No one, not even among leaders or executives, would want to commit such a les-majestic crime.
Chinese people are forced to huddle at home and wear masks, so they attend World Cup matches. She can see the rest of the world moving freely and unmasked.
It won’t let Xi down. It is also possible that dangerous mutations of the virus will one day force other countries to restore containment measures.
But the pandemic worsens Ji’s government.
More than COVID-19, China is sickened by Xi Jinping.