New on the site this time, four texts on the pandemic and lockdown in Shanghai :
Zheng Ge, “’Do We Really Have No Other Choice This Time?’ Frank Words from a Shanghai Father”. Five thousand convincing words from a non-expert, in a major publication, on why “dynamic covid” is still right for China.
Wu Jun, “Being Infected Does Not Mean Getting Sick; We Need to Calm the Covid Panic”. A shorter piece from a Chinese medical doctor working in the US on why it’s time to move on from “dynamic covid.”
Lü Dewen, “If the ‘Grassroots’ are not Solid, Everything Starts to Waver”. Maoist nostalgia inspired by the Shanghai lockdown.
Youthology, “Let Shanghai Be Seen, Let the Cry for Help Continue”. Reflections from Shanghai youths living the lockdown.
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