Chinese authorities eased some anti-virus rules but affirmed their severe “zero COVID” strategy Monday after protesters demanded President Xi Jinping resign in the biggest show of opposition to the ruling Communist Party in decades.
Chinese President Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID-19 policy of harsh lockdowns and regular mass testing is taking a toll on the country’s young people mental health, according to experts and emerging research.
Prior to 2020, if you heard the term “lockdown” you might think of something that happens in a prison — not in a free society. This mechanism of control has since become commonplace — not among prisoners but among the free — with repercussions that are only beginning to be understood.
Epidemiologist compiles massive trove of research studies demonstrating "that Covid-19 lockdowns, shelter-in-place policies, masks, school closures, and mask mandates have failed in their purpose of curbing transmission or reducing deaths."