The same NZ scientists who were telling us last week that there is nothing to fear are suddenly fearful – this isn’t an identity politics issue, it’s a public health issue…
Organisers of the Auckland Lantern Festival will decide this week – possibly as early as today – whether to go ahead with New Zealand’s largest cultural festival after coronavirus fears have forced the cancellation of several Lunar New Year events.
The Whau Chinese New Year Festival and the Northcote Chinese and Korean New Year events were called off last weekend as the rapid spread of the virus from China has cast fears across communities here.
Steve Armitage, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (Ateed) general manager destination, said a decision has yet to be made about whether the lantern festival would go ahead.
…we should be aggressive in our denouncement of people attacking Asian NZers in a racist manner over this virus, but equally we should be heavily critical of the Chinese regime for lying and continuing to be deceitful over the true death rate and infection rate…
A doctor who issued a text warning about the outbreak of the coronavirus was arrested and reprimanded by Chinese authorities for raising the alarm.
When the illness struck seven patients at a hospital in late December, Dr Li Wenliang sent a text in a group chat that said: “Quarantined in the emergency department.”
One recipient responded: “So frightening. Is SARS coming again?”
In the middle of the night, officials from Wuhan, the epicentre of the deadly coronavirus outbreak, arrested the doctor and demanded to know why he shared the message, according to The New York Times.
…the totalitarian communist regime is unforgiving towards anything that loses it face and the system is compromised into one of collusion, deception and corruption, so when the virus erupted, no one wanted to tell the Party.
We still don’t know how many people have actually died.
We still don’t know how many people have actually been infected.
Compounding this deception is China’s history of extreme human rights abuses, their internment camps for Muslims, their mass surveillance state and their body organ harvesting from political dissidents.
The woke cry out on social media that any reaction to this virus that isn’t positive is somehow racist.
I was awake before the woke.
We have much to fear from the Chinese Government’s falsehoods but we must have compassion for the individuals impacted who are equally victims of China’s obtuseness in all of this.