Chinese people’s different views on the government’s measures to prevent the epidemic

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2 months ago

Recently, a breach occurred at China’s Nanjing International Airport. The delta virus spread through Nanjing in cities in more than ten provinces, causing a new epidemic. A large-scale infection has also occurred in Zhengzhou, but the source of the infection has still not been found. The authorities have strengthened anti-epidemic measures, and many industries have been restricted in business, and many industries that are still in business have also been affected by the anti-epidemic measures, and their income has been greatly reduced.

Compared with the support of the whole people when the first large-scale lockdown , this time the lockdown has caused dissatisfaction and backlash among the people. Because the breach of the epidemic this time was caused by the inadequate prevention of the epidemic by the relevant officials and improper management, the public did not have the accountability information of the relevant officials, but was told to strengthen epidemic prevention measures. During the epidemic last year, ordinary people did not receive subsidies for their losses from business suspension, and they were completely borne by private individuals. After the epidemic ended, many industries struggled to recover. Investors lacked funds and were under great pressure. The suspension of business has affected many cities in more than ten provinces, not only where the epidemic broke out, but also in the surrounding areas because of the strengthening of epidemic prevention measures, which caused great economic losses.

The public opinion on the Internet, from the past one-sided support of epidemic prevention and control, has begun to become more skeptical. First of all, ordinary people have doubts about the effectiveness of domestic vaccines. At present, more than half of the population in China has been vaccinated, especially the workers in airports and hospitals where the breach occurred. The vaccination rate is close to 100%, but they still have not been able to withstand the spread of the virus. , The public is skeptical about the ability to build herd immunity. Second, China’s anti-epidemic measures are led by the government, and a simple one-size-fits-all approach is adopted when formulating strategies. The government will stop operations in any industry if they want to, while other industries that are equally risky can continue to operate. This led the government to brutally stop some industries with small social influence for political achievements, causing great dissatisfaction among investors in this industry. For example, the government has forcibly shut down or restricted businesses in a large number of industries in nearby areas where there is no epidemic without properly controlling the population movement in the outbreak area. This unprofessional approach has made many people dissatisfied. Third, after nearly two years of tossing, ordinary people have developed fatigue from epidemic prevention. Everyone generally believes that they should coexist with the virus for a long time. Since the fatality rate of the virus has been greatly reduced, the people believe that the government should learn from Western countries and treat the virus as a flu.

I have to admit that the Chinese government adopted a strong anti-epidemic policy when the epidemic first broke out, enabling China to quickly recover from the epidemic, which is difficult for many governments to do. However, as the new coronavirus continues to mutate and new epidemics continue to occur, people want to give priority to economic recovery rather than epidemic prevention. After all, the new crown virus has only a 0.1% probability of death, but poverty will destroy a person 100%.

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