He is the “Tank Man” of the US. He tries to block the arrogance, anti-scientific temperament of some Americans, which is, however, supported and promoted by the US President. pic.twitter.com/Yyxzm1gso6— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) April 21, 2020
COVID-19 once again demonstrated its unprecedented destructive power by messing up oil prices. Trump’s consideration of reopening the US for businesses shows he has not yet understood the nature of the combat against the virus. The US will suffer more for the govt’s incompetence.— Hu Xijin ??? (@HuXijin_GT) April 21, 2020
I’m not taking a position on the lockdowns anymore.
As I explained over a week ago, I think we are entering the dip. The Blue States and Red States are going to go their own way. The result will be the Coronavirus Confederacy.
The first wave of the virus was suppressed in the South by the lockdowns before it had the chance it get out of hand. The lesson we have drawn from that is that the virus was a Deep State conspiracy against Donald Trump to destroy the economy. We’re tired of the lockdowns and the reaction is against the economic price we have paid for them. The lockdowns will be lifted in a haphazard fashion which won’t conform to the federal guidelines that were announced last week.
Xijin makes a good point. In China, Wuhan and Hubei were almost immediately locked down for two months. Elsewhere, Chinese cities were locked down until the virus stopped growing for 14 days. In contrast, New York and New Jersey were never quarantined. The Chinese lockdowns were targeted and rigorously enforced and worked to suppress the virus.
Note: The Chinese have repeatedly warned us not to lift the lockdowns too early. If it goes wrong, they will be blamed for this too.