May 29, 2022



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Shanghai, the Chinese city of about 26 million, has been under a strict lockdown for three weeks. The CCP is following its zero-COVID policy.

China locks down 26 million residents.

Shanghai, the Chinese city of about 26 million, has been under a strict lockdown for three weeks. The CCP is following its zero-COVID policy.

Food shortages: Nearly all of Shanghai’s residents have been confined to home since last week. There are now reported mass food shortages—residents and even medical volunteers struggle to get food. Videos show residents saying they are starving to death. China’s version of Twitter, Weibo, has been censoring claims of food shortages.

Separating families: China has separated babies and young children from their parents if they test positive. Angered parents went to social media to condemn the government’s actions, which led to an unusual change in policy by the CCP. Videos showed dozens of toddlers and infants crammed on metal beds at a medical facility.

Denying care: China has denied treatments for life-threatening illnesses that aren’t coronavirus. There have been countless cases of avoidable deaths, such as a 77-year-old man with kidney disease who died after the hospital refused to perform dialysis. A four-year-old girl died because she was denied treatment due to not having a COVID-19 test.

Locked in apartments: If a building has a case, all the residents are locked in it for 14 days. Those who test positive are detained in a central quarantine. Many have been threatening violence and self-harm, as well as committing suicide, because of the lockdowns. A cancer patient who was not allowed to go out to get his medicine jumped off of the roof of his building.

Protesting: Shanghai residents have been going to social media and balconies to protest the lockdowns. Videos have shown residents singing “why are you starving us?” from their balconies.

Drones: China has been using drones to monitor residents during the lockdowns. Drones flying above Shanghai apartments tell residents to “control the soul’s desire for freedom” and comply with the lockdown.

Despite the lockdowns, Shanghai reported 26,087 new coronavirus cases today, the most significant one-day increase on record.

Shanghai Lockdown Horror: Starvation And Suicide

April 10, 2022

The Chinese Communist Party, in its desire for a “zero COVID” policy, is going for a “Great Leap Forward” policy in Shanghai.

As in, people are now willing to leap to their deaths, instead of waiting for starvation to kill them off. Shanghai, China’s largest city (and often counted as the largest city in the world) has been locked down by the CCP in order to contain a COVID outbreak. We had already heard the stories of parents being forcibly separated from their COVID-positive children (a policy that had to be eased) and the horrific killing of pets in Shanghai because the CCP assumed that household pets could transmit COVID to humans. Now, we are getting reports of people committing suicide.

Other protests have taken more tragic forms. As they did in Wuhan two years ago, people are once again jumping off the balconies of high-rise apartment buildings. One video circulating in China shows a couple falling to their deaths. The husband was said to be distraught because the lockdown had cost him his business.”

There is some question as to whether the above was a murder-suicide or not, but regardless, two people fell several stories out a window to their deaths, and it was intentional on at least one of their parts.

The videos that are getting out of China via Twitter, while they can’t be directly corroborated, are definitely consistent.

Another view. People weeping

— Matthew Gartrell (@GartrellMatthew) April 9, 2022

One of the biggest – if not THE biggest issue right now – is the lack of food within Shanghai, and the inability of people to LEAVE THEIR HOMES to get any food. “Government efficiency” takes on a whole new meaning when you are talking about an authoritarian communist dictatorship that has never much cared about whether its population lives or dies. The Twitter account of Jared T. Nelson, an American living in Shanghai, has been one of the most accessible firsthand accounts of what is going on in the area – though he specifically says he does not want to be representative of all of Shanghai (and likely draw even more attention from the CCP if he did any media interviews). However, his personal anecdotes are gripping and convey the sense of pandemic fatigue, uncertainty, and unbearable tension of waiting through a government-enforced lockdown when only a select few are even allowed to step outside their homes.

Other than the worries over testing, today did not have any significant updates to share

We still are in lockdown – none of the four of us left the apartment door all day

We still struggle to find food and drinking water

We still have no idea when this will end

— Jared T Nelson (@JaredTNelson) April 10, 2022

How on earth does the Chinese Communist Party feed almost 26 million people if they are forcibly locked up?

Answer: they can’t.

Nearly all of Shanghai’s 26 million residents have been confined at home since last week, as the city aims to test, trace and centrally quarantine all people who test positive for the virus amid the spread of the highly infectious Omicron variant.”

Only healthcare workers, volunteers, delivery personnel and those with special permission are able to move freely under the “no tolerance” policy.”

The strict rules mean that quarantined residents have to order in food or wait for government drop-offs of vegetables, meat and eggs, BBC reported.”

Shanghai resident Lucy Lu, 41, said she and her parents had only received one food package handed out by local officials in the past 20 days, the Financial Times reported.”

She had started a group chat to buy milk but had to cancel the order after a neighborhood committee declined to arrange couriers out of fear of infections.”

And the fear of infection is a real thing – because if you test positive (and as noted by Nelson, there is daily mandatory testing), the government will take you away and put you in detention centers.

China’s approach to containing COVID relies on testing and quickly isolating all coronavirus cases faster than the virus can spread, often in densely-crowded cities like Shanghai, a method which requires huge reserves of manpower and physical space to house infectious patients.”

But the sheer number of residents who must now be isolated have strained isolation wards. Public health authorities still insist that even asymptomatic cases must be sent to government quarantine wards rather than isolate at home. Municipal authorities have hastily erected temporary wards capable of holding up to 15,000 people each, but the testing the scale of Shanghai’s outbreak is testing the limits of one of China’s wealthiest cities.”

The cold hard truth is that China is willing to lock up and starve and abuse their own people over an Omicron surge, all in pursuit of an unachievable “zero COVID” policy. Healthcare workers are trapped at work, and collapsing under the stress. Even rabid lockdown-and-mask-forever advocate Eric Feigl-Ding is horrified about what he is hearing from his relatives in China, while seemingly not able to process the irony that this is the EXACT policy that he wanted to see in the West.

6) More remarkable in this telephone conversation is how philosophical of a chat the resident and police officer got toward the end. Censors blocked the subtitles—but in Shanghainese the caller gets the cop to think about repercussions for violent rebellion if hunger continues.👇

— Eric Feigl-Ding (@DrEricDing) April 10, 2022

And that is really where this is headed – and is what the Chinese Communist Party fears most. If the lockdowns don’t end quickly, or the food shortages aren’t addressed immediately, Shanghai will either starve to death or begin a massive and violent revolution. Other cities in China are seeing what is happening in Shanghai and beginning to hoard food just in case their area is the next COVID hotspot that gets locked down. No one in China actually believes that the government can or will help them. They all heard the eerie and ominous warning from the government, when people were opening windows to sing in Shanghai – “Control your soul’s desire for freedom.” The Chinese Communist Party really should make that their official motto.

Featured image: Shanghai via xuanzi86410527 on Pixabay, cropped, Pixabay license

The post Shanghai Lockdown Horror: Starvation And Suicide appeared first on Victory Girls Blog.

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