Monday 24 January 2022

“First-hand experience of the mainland’s zero-Covid policy costs and benefits” | Letter [not mine]

What a hassle to travel in China! But this guy seems to think it’s all just fine, with that final sentence backflip. 

My comment at the site: 

Peter F.

@ Pan Wing-tat says [last sentence]: Personally, having almost died from a similar illness, I wouldn’t want anyone to have to go through the same trauma." 
I say: "Personally, having lost three friends in a horrible car accident, I wouldn't want anyone to drive a car again".   
You see how this works?  
I'm sick of people using their "personal experience" to try to drive public policy. Just as anecdote is still NOT data.  
[That said, the rest of the letter is pretty interesting!]