“It looks like ‘a global coup d’état’ – carried out in selected countries imposing curfew and even house arrest on everyone – not by guns or bombs, not by rolling tanks in the streets and an oppressive police force, but – by an invisible tiny-tiny enemy, a microscopic virus.
“The 0.01% has brought the 99.99 % to their knees – and begging, begging for mercy.”
AND in the winter of 2017-18 there was no social distancing, no lock-downs, no businesses shut.
Anonymous 30 March 2020 at 20:11 writes from China.
Here in China it’s all over.
Shops are all open, the streets are full, and restaurants are again hosting big noisy parties.
Yours truly back to work.
‘Do you know anyone who has the lurgy?’ followed by, ‘Do you know anyone who knows anyone who has the lurgy?’
Everyone I ask it of ends up scratching their head, somewhat uncomfortably I might add given that people here (minor criticisms aside) broadly support their leaders.
I am in the second biggest city in the province next to Hubei.
According my journo cousin here we only had a hundred or so people fall ill and that resulting in a single fatality.
He didn’t reply when I said that that sounds like regular flu.
Go figure the logic of thousands of people from Wuhan travelling within China during the given pre-shutdown window resulting in not particularly high figures compared to the tiny numbers of the aforementioned travelling overseas with everyone in those countries going down like ninepins. Like that makes sense?
Let the record reflect that the witness is shaking his head in disbelief.
An NHS worker who has died has been named locally as a “lovely and caring” mother-of-three.
Victoria Woodhall, 31, was murdered.
A British Army flag was flying in her back garden.