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Beijing resurgence.

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teta Tue 16-Jun-20 10:36:07

Reported that this is a more virulent strain of Covid and strict local lockdowns have been instigated. 5000 sent to quarantine hospitals.

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PicsInRed Tue 16-Jun-20 10:56:06

How many political dissidents will be left when this is all over?

Bol87 Tue 16-Jun-20 11:00:55

There’s been 79 new cases.. I’m not sure we can call this a huge spike.. they are just being extremely cautious. And rightly so I suppose!

Redolent Tue 16-Jun-20 11:11:24

Bol87

There’s been 79 new cases.. I’m not sure we can call this a huge spike.. they are just being extremely cautious. And rightly so I suppose!

I know 87 is minuscule in comparison to our daily cases in the 1000s, but that’s precisely the reason why these countries are doing so well at suppressing the virus. They have experience with SARS, they understand exponential growth and a long incubation period. 87 cases is only the number who were infected two weeks ago.

Same goes for South Korea, which took a cluster of 50 new cases very seriously indeed a few weeks ago.?Western nations by and large are still foundering in their response. By the time the case numbers start to appear large and significant, the horse has truly bolted.

Redolent Tue 16-Jun-20 11:11:55

Sorry for saying 87 rather than 77!

teta Tue 16-Jun-20 11:12:22

The thing is cases from here have seeded to other areas of China. Who knows how many cases are there in reality, as several local officials have been reprimanded again. There is a political angle though, as the Chinese are saying this particular more virulent strain came from Europe.

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blackpeonies Tue 16-Jun-20 11:14:05

@red Yes the health authorities and gov't in England seemed to think it was some sort of gastro 'wash you hands' when it was sars-like novel which Taiwan etc knows all about. So myopic not to go seek advice from those who knew about it. It's not as if it was new. It is just we have something like x1000000 more travel with China now compared with 2003.

PicsInRed Tue 16-Jun-20 12:24:26

There is a political angle though, as the Chinese are saying this particular more virulent strain came from Europe.

And they'll have to punish us for that, won't they?

TinyPigeon Tue 16-Jun-20 12:34:27

@PicsInRed what?

106 cases reported in the guardian. Are we quarenetining arrivals from Beijing?

PicsInRed Tue 16-Jun-20 12:57:18

TinyPigeon

*@PicsInRed* what?

106 cases reported in the guardian. Are we quarenetining arrivals from Beijing?

They never forgot that whole opium wars business, and they really aren't fans of the British at the moment. Threats have been made, Dominic Raab is very cagey about the whole thing, but effectively they made some similar threats against Australia recently and are presently carrying these out.

B1rdbra1n Tue 16-Jun-20 13:22:29

A new virulent strain from Europe 🤔
Sounds like propaganda from China's surveillance dictatorship

Bol87 Tue 16-Jun-20 13:24:10

We are quarantining everyone, yes. But on trust & threat of fines.

How can they know it’s a worse strain? Surely it’s too soon to tell? The 77 people haven’t dropped dead so what’s worse about it? The current one seems pretty contagious!

Bol87 Tue 16-Jun-20 13:25:17

Oh wait, I misunderstand! The Chinese are saying the strain they’ve now found is from Europe & worse than theirs.. rightttt. Seems legit.

teta Tue 16-Jun-20 13:29:25

I think the British quarantine is laughable. Many tourists coming in are not even aware of it. There's no checks or controls. It's another example of the government pretending to do something, in the belief the cast majority of gullible people will believe them.

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PicsInRed Tue 16-Jun-20 13:41:09

Bol87

Oh wait, I misunderstand! The Chinese are saying the strain they’ve now found is from Europe & worse than theirs.. rightttt. Seems legit.

Yeah, exactly.

If you keep a good sense of humour about it, it's actually top comedy.

Aprilstory2 Tue 16-Jun-20 14:17:54

Of course the British aren't Beijing's favourite at the moment.

Don't we also have "made the Chinese pay" news and posts everywhere online and all these anti-east Asian public insults? Countries should stop blaming each other.

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