Zero Covid Rule is Killing China Manufacturing

Zero Covid Rule is Killing China Manufacturing. By Peter Zeihan.

This might explain why the Chinese are persisting with their zero covid policy:

The Chinese vaccine does not work against Covid, and the Chinese have spent the last two years lambasting the world and lying in the propaganda that they are the only country that’s even remotely dealt well with Covid.

And they’ve specifically parroted a lot of the crazy theories out there about the western vaccines, that they make you magnetic or they make you infertile or whatever else, so they can’t import the western vaccines at all. They have to wait until they make their own MRNA formula, and there’s no way that’s going to happen in the next year or two, so lockdowns are the only public health policy they have and now the majority of the parts of China that matter are offline.

If you’re stuck in manufacturing in China this is the beginning of the end, if it’s not the end already, because as soon as you have an opening, Omicron comes back in and then you get a closing again because that is the only tool that the Chinese Communist Party has left.

Shanghai to lock down millions, again, for mass COVID-19 testing. By the ABC.

Shanghai will once again lock down its tens of millions of residents for mass COVID-19 testing over the weekend, just 10 days after lifting its gruelling, two-month lockdown that saw young children quarantined away from their parents and a severe hunger crisis.

Lawrence Person:

While the rest of the world has moved on from useless lockdown foolishness, China is still Stuck On Stupid, and their “Zero Covid” policy has as much chance to stop spread as tying a live chicken rump to buboes had at stopping bubonic plague. …

At the beginning of the pandemic, many of us early on suggested that it was possible that Mao Tze Lung [humor!] was an in-development bioweapon that escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Little did we know at the time that the country that would launch the most irrational policy in response to the weapon was China itself.

So perhaps it’s not that the Chinese Government knows what’s in covid because it came out of their bioweapons lab, and are treating it as airborne AIDS. It must just be that their vaccines don’t work, so in order to save face they cannot use western vaccines — or even vitamin D, zinc, and ivermectin.

Omicron is so infectious, and the effects generally so mild, that it seems amazing that they are persisting in lockdowns. All that boasting about how the Chinese authoritarian approach was superior may have them backed into a corner.