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    Shanghai has probably peaked today, cases are down to ~23,000. If they can get it back down to zero, HK might *have to* go back to zero as well.


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    Face matters more than anything in terms of Chinese politics. Right now, the CCP cannot afford to change the Zero Covid policy. To do so would mean they are wrong and they can't afford that lost of face. So even if some officials know the current policy is infeasible in controlling the omicron wave and extracting an ever higher cost on society, it doesn't matter. So long as the emperor say the zero Covid policy is the way to go, that will be the way no matter what.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qhank:
    Shanghai has probably peaked today, cases are down to ~23,000. If they can get it back down to zero, HK might *have to* go back to zero as well.
    Not been following the numbers with great interest.

    What were they up to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shri:
    Not been following the numbers with great interest.

    What were they up to?
    Eh...you are not suggesting the numbers coming out of Shanghai is accurate, right?
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    At a human level, this is just so terribly sad.

    Massive props to the Italian guy.


    Quote Originally Posted by AsianXpat0:
    https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/social-welfare/article/3173882/shanghai-lockdown-residents-fear-false-positive



    I’m going to assume “shocked” because they have “rule of law” and their rights are written down on a piece of paper somewhere.

    Meanwhile…(unverified thread)

    https://twitter.com/Changxche/status/1513333687026216961

    https://twitter.com/Changxche/status/1513333699122659328

    https://twitter.com/Changxche/status/1513333711340638209

    Too bad after a couple of weeks they forget ever recognising it’s a systemic problem.
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    Yesterday was the highest at ~26,000, but the rate of increase has been decreasing for a week now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy:
    Eh...you are not suggesting the numbers coming out of Shanghai is accurate, right?
    There are some issues with the numbers, e.g., cases are not counted until they've been moved into central quarantine which can create delays in reporting, but I'd say it's probably a lot more accurate than the count in Hong Kong just because the outbreak there is at a much earlier stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qhank:
    There are some issues with the numbers, e.g., cases are not counted until they've been moved into central quarantine which can create delays in reporting, but I'd say it's probably a lot more accurate than the count in Hong Kong just because the outbreak there is at a much earlier stage.
    Maybe you are right. But I will err on the skeptical side...given the history of Mainland's statistics.
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    If the WHO or other health authorities trust the numbers from the CCP, why the hell aren't they investigating why the majority of cases are asymptomatic and why there are no deaths at all - if true the reason for that would be the game changes everybody is waiting for. As this does not happen, why bother with any of the numbers/statistics at all? Any other country reporting zere deaths with these overall numbers would be dealing with fact checkers day and night.


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    BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. has ordered all non-emergency consular staff to leave Shanghai, which is under a tight lockdown to contain a COVID-19 surge.
    https://apnews.com/article/covid-bus...1cbd83d87f6685
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