Like 2020 all over again. Empty streets in Shanghai in photo above. My old home town.
Omicron, oh Omicron! How do I fear thee? Let me count the ways. In Shanghai every which way to Sunday. In the rest of the country you’re shunned if your health app is yellow or red. See below. Truckers have it particularly hard, with volumes down up to 90% in some parts. Coz of testing and quarantine.
By the way, Shanghai mass testing continues to show that 99% of positive cases are asymptomatic. If a tree falls in the forest and no one hears it does it make a noise? If a fearsome virus infects you and you have no symptoms, do you have a disease?
ADDED: “China’s colour-coded Health App and its perils” and “Health App weighs on life and freedoms”.[WebArchive]