Eleven confirmed cases of COVID-19 (nine symptomatic and two asymptomatic) were discovered in Shenzhen today (Monday, August 29, 2022), triggering the closure of 24 metro stations and a lockdown of Futian district and some subdistricts of Luohu.
It was originally reported by local media earlier today that only three subdistricts in Futian would go into lockdown (Yanling, Huaqiangbei and Nanyuan).
However, as of 2pm today the entire district (aside from Yuanling Street, Huaqiang North Street and Nanyuan Street) went into a full lockdown.
I sing the McDonald's "I'm lovin' it!" jingle in my head everytime I read about "bad" covid related news coming out of China. The worse it spreads, the better the odds for positive change.
Sympathy to those up there who realise what a scam it is, but I bet they are in the minority. All the rest can go get f***ed.
Hoping covid can stick its head out properly and numerous big Chinese cities lock down simultaneously. Pair that with drought, property market collapsing, economy struggling, banks not allowing withdrawals, people getting fed up, etc... Then maybe a time comes when they can't juggle all those problems anymore and the instability that comes with it and total zero-covid just becomes too much.
Might be all wishful thinking, but we have seen if they are successful at keeping covid out then they will keep doing so until the cows come home. Hence why if shit really hits the fan then it probably won't have any worse consequences regarding opening up.
This is all ignoring the other scenario of them wanting it to be this way because they have a massive hard-on for controlling their sheep.
I don't think that any amount of economic woes or people getting fed up will make them shift course - that's a breeze compared to millions of deaths. The only controlled way out of it is by vaccinating, as Singapore did.
I agree that if they do lose control of Covid the eventual outcome will inevitably be opening up, but it would be very unpleasant getting to that point. I hope they choose the vaccination route at some point. Otherwise I think it's inevitable that at some point a Covid variant will get the better of them.