You don't need lockdown as much as to take the threat seriously and early. Complacency, and the notion that it can't get as bad in my country is the reason why the spread went out of control.The Romulan Republic wrote: ↑2020-03-25 10:30am Much of the West (and the non-West, see Iran) waited too long and lied to themselves and others about how bad it was. Although once it left China, I doubt there was any containing it, unless everyone had agreed to do much stricter lock downs much earlier.
Vietnam managed relatively well because they know this kind of threat is serious. Taiwan managed it well because they did the same. You just cannot afford to laugh and comment on how funny things are in other countries when they are in lockdown.
You don't have to trust the Chinese government every word to take a threat seriously. If the CCP are taking the threat of an pandemic seriously, it means the rest of the world need to take it seriously as well.The Romulan Republic wrote: ↑2020-03-25 11:13am Well gee, some people were less than trusting of the motives of a government that's put hundreds of thousands or millions of minorities in concentration camps. Who'd have thought?
Yes, temporary lockdowns during a pandemic are a good idea. Yes, some places should have enacted them sooner.
No, this is not the grand proof of the superiority of the Chinese dictatorship over the evil West that you're enthusiastically fapping over.
Your reference point of understanding China is remarkably dangerous, because you creates the notion of western exceptionalism in terms of a pandemic. Any time the west spend over laughing or attacking China for being too draconian in locking down a city is time wasted to save lives. It's not about whether you defend or criticise the CCP. It's about not letting your pre-concieved framework and cultural reference points affects our judgement.
Taiwan sure as hell do not trust the CCP. But they managed to contain it because they used their distrust of the CCP to remarkable effect. Immediate containment of all suspected cases helped Taiwan massively. Taiwan is one of the most liberal and democractic countries in Asia and in the world. They are generally progressive, and dislike the CCP in China. But they did not do what the west did, and being solely preoccupied with the question of whether lockdown for a pandemic infringe human rights.
You can distrust the CCP, but if your distrust of the CCP leds to complacency, then lives will be lost.