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(CNBC)   IMF demands China let their people get covid and die so the global economy can get back to normal. US wheezes, smells nothing and gets ready for work   (cnbc.com) divider line
    More: Facepalm, Public health, People's Bank of China, International Monetary Fund, China's zero-Covid policy, Central bank, Cold War, Economics, Kristalina Georgieva  
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2022-01-21 12:15:16 PM  
Did China go back to welding people into their buildings?

\No sarcasm here
 
2022-01-21 12:33:33 PM  
"The zero-Covid policy, for quite some time, did contain infections in China," said Georgieva, adding that the new highly transmissible omicron variant meant that these containment measures cannot now be easily achieved

China has a staggering sum total of 130 new cases a week.  Clearly, the containment strategy isn't working!  Pay us now, biatches!
 
2022-01-21 2:24:31 PM  
I don't think the CCP understands the true depths of American capriciousness.

When Carol Wooski of White Plaines IN wants her annual astrology planners printed, shipped, and delivered by Dec 1, and she doesn't the package until Jan 15 and the Taurus Moon is already half over, she does not GIVE. A. fark. that there is a backlog at the port of Fuzhu and a Covid breakout in Shanghai, that biatch isn't going to order anything Made in China for the next year. It's not even about trade policy, it's that the local print shop is offering the same deal on 5# thicker paper for only $100 more, and they put the stars and stripes on each binding which in Carol's mind makes it way better than that Chinese crap anyway.

China can scale the cheap convenient widget market better than anywhere else, but that only works so long as your widgets remain convenient by whatever arbitrary metric your customer is using.
 
2022-01-21 2:24:38 PM  
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2022-01-21 2:38:25 PM  
Dear IMF,

fark off.

China does a lot of evil and wrong shiat, but preventing more disease from escaping their disease breeding grounds is never wrong. We got lucky it was only SARS, when it could have been--might still one day be--a souped up version of MERS. And then the IMF goes byebye, and as we saw, no amount of Prospero-ing into isolation would save even your highest directors.

Now go play with your spreadsheets. Adults are trying to fix the problem you effectively brought upon all of us in the first place.
 
2022-01-21 3:09:58 PM  
IMF?
So unbelievable.
Oh!
 
2022-01-21 3:12:09 PM  
Korn, the capitalist god, requires more sacrifice upon the money throne.
 
2022-01-21 3:17:00 PM  
Zero covid is not a realistic long term policy. It's a nice thought, but China is stuck on this planet with the rest of us.
 
2022-01-21 3:27:02 PM  
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2022-01-21 3:57:41 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: Zero covid is not a realistic long term policy. It's a nice thought, but China is stuck on this planet with the rest of us.


I doubt the CCP expects it to be a long term strategy. In the short-ish term it plays well to one of their core nationalistic red meat arguments of "hey, look at the stupid, declining West having trouble managing things that WE can".

That said, their own vaccines are not considered nearly as effective as those from the West, and if they've managed their zero-Covid strategy as well as they report, then there's staggeringly few people in a country of 1.4 billion with potentially some immunity to this. Whenever they do relax their policies and restrictions w/r/t Covid, explaining away the surge in cases after spending 2+ years so far scaring their own people half to death about its prospects might be pretty awkward for the CCP.

/and no this isn't a defense of how the US has handled Covid overall, either
 
2022-01-21 5:30:45 PM  
As variants become more contagious and less deadly, there will be a time that a zero covid policy will clearly be the wrong one.

That time might already be here with Omicron, though i suspect they are in the "too close to call" zone.
 
2022-01-21 5:33:22 PM  

Killer Cars: HotWingConspiracy: Zero covid is not a realistic long term policy. It's a nice thought, but China is stuck on this planet with the rest of us.

I doubt the CCP expects it to be a long term strategy. In the short-ish term it plays well to one of their core nationalistic red meat arguments of "hey, look at the stupid, declining West having trouble managing things that WE can".

That said, their own vaccines are not considered nearly as effective as those from the West, and if they've managed their zero-Covid strategy as well as they report, then there's staggeringly few people in a country of 1.4 billion with potentially some immunity to this. Whenever they do relax their policies and restrictions w/r/t Covid, explaining away the surge in cases after spending 2+ years so far scaring their own people half to death about its prospects might be pretty awkward for the CCP.

/and no this isn't a defense of how the US has handled Covid overall, either


I'd just like to say think you for being a rational and realistic Farker. Way too many progressive/socialist Farkers on here the last few years that seem to think every human life is worth an infinity sum of dollars. I hate Trump and what he represented as much as any of them but many of them really have gone off the deep end on how things work in the real world.
 
2022-01-21 8:17:08 PM  

Marcus Aurelius: "The zero-Covid policy, for quite some time, did contain infections in China," said Georgieva, adding that the new highly transmissible omicron variant meant that these containment measures cannot now be easily achieved

China has a staggering sum total of 130 new cases a week.  Clearly, the containment strategy isn't working!  Pay us now, biatches!


None of the data coming from China can be verified just like their economic numbers.
 
2022-01-21 8:26:38 PM  
theres also the economic warfare angle.  china gives zero farks about how much the US "needs" their supply in the short to mid term.  what are we going to do - build our own factories and pay americans $15 or $20/hr to work in them?  sure, right, those will pop right up by next thursday.  i'll hold my breath and wait.

china is deeply invested in keeping their workforce and internal infrastructure safe and secure.  they are willing to take a short term hit to do that knowing that
1. the long term markets they care about in south america, africa, and the pacific will still be there whenever they want them b/c they have exactly zero competition that can play at their level
2. they keep their population covid free so if things in the south china sea (taiwan) blow up they have an economy and military thats war ready.
3. they get all the propaganda coup of saying they care about and protect their citizens while being able to point at how the greedy US murders its citizens for profit

meanwhile over here in the US we're up around 1 in 400 being dead from this.  and another significant amount with long term illness effects and/or massive medical debt from having severe cases.
 
2022-01-21 8:35:28 PM  

American-Irish eyes: Marcus Aurelius: "The zero-Covid policy, for quite some time, did contain infections in China," said Georgieva, adding that the new highly transmissible omicron variant meant that these containment measures cannot now be easily achieved

China has a staggering sum total of 130 new cases a week.  Clearly, the containment strategy isn't working!  Pay us now, biatches!

None of the data coming from China can be verified just like their economic numbers.


I'm going to be honest here.  At this point I trust the numbers from China as much as I trust the numbers from Florida.  Both have similar reasons to lie.

But the fact is we've seen what they do in China to people who spread covid.  We're TWO YEARS into this.  Everyone on earth knows how to prevent covid from spreading.  The only question is if you're willing to be enough of a draconian asshole to implement the measures.  And the one thing we know China is NOT is shy about being Big Brother Boot-On-Your-Neck.  So I don't see any reason to doubt their covid report honestly.  It wouldn't surprise me if there's a larger number of people getting shot or thrown in prisons/camps for disobeying covid rules than HAVE covid.  But I don't see any reason to doubt the covid numbers.
 
2022-01-22 12:50:02 PM  
I finally realized why China a few months back told its people to start hoarding food and other essentials, ostensibly because of looming "shortages". In reality it was prepping them for the "don't leave your home or else" lockdowns they knew were coming.
 
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