FLU SCORE: US 6,600 DEAD. CHINA: 25. THE WEST’S HYSTERICAL, YELLOW PERIL RACISM IS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH OFF THE CHARTS
FLU SCORE: US 6,600 DEAD. CHINA: 25. THE WEST’S HYSTERICAL, YELLOW PERIL RACISM IS FOAMING AT THE MOUTH OFF THE CHARTS by Jeff J Brown for China Rising
As of 24 January, a grand total of 25 people in China have died from a new strain of flu being dubbed “Wuhan”, after the city where it started. A few days ago, when 17 had died, Chinese media reported that 16 of them were over 65 years of age and the 17th was 61. So, clearly, the elderly is the most at risk group. But, that’s the case for mutating flu viruses every winter.
Baba Beijing is taking unprecedented, anti-market, anti-capitalist measures to control it. Right at the peak of the busiest travel event in the history of the human race, Chinese New Year, Wuhan, a city of 11 million people has been quarantined and they just sealed three more nearby towns, bringing the total to 20 million residents. The magnitude of these public health measures is unprecedented in the history of the human race (https://futurism.com/neoscope/china-quarantines-three-cities-pandemic). The whole country is mobilizing to save as many lives as possible and Baba Beijing has warned all government officials and citizens to NOT suppress any evidence of the flu’s existence (https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/479132-china-warns-against-cover-up-as-cases-of). This real time webpage in English is available in Mandarin for all Chinese citizens, so they can react accordingly (https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1177737.shtml).
It is not just in Wuhan. Beijing and other cities have cancelled their New Year fairs and other public activities. China’s integrated, national rapid response is going to cost the economy billions of yuan/dollars. Try shutting down Paris, London or New York, all smaller than this midsized Chinese metropole. It will never happen, because too many moneymakers would not be able to make a profit. Western countries just let their people die. It’s called “free markets” and the cold-blooded “cost of doing business”.
Private companies are also showing solidarity in living up to Mao Zedong’s celebrated maxim, SERVE THE PEOPLE! Alibaba’s online retail platform, Taobao, announced that they would not allow vendors to gouge customers buying face masks, even offering subsidies, so everyone could be protected (https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1177756.shtml). Get a load of that! In the West, the prices would go up many-fold, to exploit the people, making them unaffordable for the poor and those most in need, like the elderly on limited incomes.
Meanwhile, back at the capitalist slaughterhouse ranch, in the last two months, 6,600 Americans died like forgotten dogs from flu. You saw that number right: six-thousand-six hundred human beings in about 60 days. This is not some unhinged conspiracy theory, but is factually reported by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC- https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/flu-has-killed-6-600-americans-cdc-estimates.html). In fact, every year, 12,000-79,000 Americans have shortened lives from the flu (https://www.pharmacytimes.com/resource-centers/flu/cdc-20182019-flu-season-the-longest-in-a-decade). Last year’s was particularly lethal, when 4,000 citizens were dying every week (https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017%E2%80%9318_United_States_flu_season).