Starting on January 8, the communist country will resume “normalcy.” There will be no more lockdowns, no more masks, and no more travel restrictions – though some worry that opening up the floodgates like this will create even more problems.
One of them is The Epoch Times‘ Nathan Su, who wrote that Xi is ending zero covid and replacing it with “zero non-covid” “to save the regime’s ruling power at the cost of Chinese people’s lives.” Su clearly believes that covid is a threat, and that reopening China will spread new “variants” around the world.
In March, China’s “annual rubber-stamp legislature,” as Su calls it, will convene as it does every year. He expects that the number-one focus will be on “saving China’s economy because it is on the edge of collapse” after three years of zero covid tyranny.
“Party leader Xi Jinping is clearly willing to pay any price to reopen the country,” Su writes. (Related: At one point, New Zealand tried “covid zero,” only to have it fail after the number of new covid “cases” began to skyrocket.)
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Chongqing City and Zhejiang, two provinces covering 88 million people, are already reopening as normal, urging employed citizens to return to work even if they test “positive” for the Chinese Flu – just so long as their symptoms are “mild.”
A local official in Shanghai says that his office similarly received a notice urging everyone to get back to work. The goal, the notice explained, is to push the city towards covid “peak status.”
“Let those who are supposed to become positive become positive, and let those who are supposed to die, die,” this person explained anonymously, using a pseudonym, about what the notice stated in practical terms.
Already, other countries are starting to see an influx of covid-positive travelers from China. In Italy, for instance, some 50 percent of incoming Chinese visitors are testing positive for the disease.
According to World Health Organization (WHO) emergencies chief Michael Ryan, the reason for China’s sudden uptick in covid cases has nothing to do with the country reopening.
“The disease was spreading intensively because I believe the control measures in themselves were not stopping the disease,” he stated about the millions of new “cases” being reported. “And I believe China decided strategically that was not the best option anymore.”
Some of the earliest signs of a reversal of China’s zero covid policies came on September 30 of last year when Xi and other top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) leaders showed up at Tiananmen Square for a memorial service – mostly unmasked and in close proximity to one another.
“The pictures of the service show hundreds of people at the event who are not wearing masks,” Su writes.
“For a country that has been enforcing the mask wearing principle as a part of its zero-COVID policy, the event was the first clear sign of the regime’s impending policy change.”
Time will tell how China’s reopening affects the rest of the world. We are just days away, after all, from the floodgates being blown wide open and life returning back to “normal” in Far East Asia.
“True virology science reveals that solitary segregation absolutely weakened the immune system,” wrote a commenter about how the lockdowns that were imposed on most of the world during covid made people sicker, not healthier.
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