Coronavirus: China and the east

Coronavirus-smartphone
Illustration ofPawel kuczynski

Finding the culprit for all this worldwide upheaval is trivial for many: the virus started from China. Although many have already blamed the Chinese on the crime, and above all for not having promptly informed the scientific community of the situation, but also probably for the fact that the reported numbers of the infected and the deaths is not the one declared. By dismissing the question of whether the virus accidentally escaped or not, giving rise to conspiracy theses, which will almost certainly be talked about once the health and social but not the economic emergency is over, China’s credibility on the diplomatic issue is not never been questioned. In fact, if we analyze the last decades from the post-war period to the present, China has never worried from the conflictual point of view and the United States and any other world power. Excluding the mere economic clashes with the USA, which China is facing with the payment of tariffs on Made in China products imposed by President Trump, world diplomacy appears all too neutral and thinking of accusing the Chinese is too superficial, especially if it is believed that China is the absolute engine of the manufacture and that without it many products would not exist. China’s alliances established during the Vietnam War, on the other hand, are far too marginal.

The consideration on China’s diplomacy is not to be overlooked because thinking that a nation, with a population of 1 billion and a half and with a territory with the greatest resources of raw materials, could one day face a world conflict puts much terror. Hence probably one of the plausible reasons that the virus could be only an alternative way (or perhaps the only alternative way) to face an indirect world war, of which the singularity is perhaps that of not having allies and enemies if not from the economic point of view and on the supply of sanitary material.
There could also be more noble purposes to the thesis of the accidental nature of the Pandemic, namely that of reducing pollution, of which China has seen the benefits of the lockdown first, with a net decrease in polluting emissions.

But there could also be numerous other theses, including that that the current virus is nothing more than a simple test of other possible future viruses, whose lethality may be much greater. And even if this conspiracy thesis is not true, the fact of imagining that a virus with even greater lethality can be propagated in a natural way is only beneficial in protecting oneself and preventing itself from the future to come.
The regime established in the eastern nation, in an almost genetic way since primordial times, does nothing but obscure the truth about the real responsibility for the spread of the virus, because no Chinese would dream of opposing his government, which until now – at least since post-war period to date – has always boasted unequaled consensus.
If you then reflect on the religious and philosophical culture of the people – almost purely Shenxianesima – what comes out is a unique profile worldwide, where dedication to work is the cornerstone of a system. Although often the dedication to work is such as to even detract from the health conditions, it is seen as a sacred dedication. In fact, the Chinese are famous for sleeping on their place of work and being often abandoned in the cartoons .. This suggests that any correlation to the double end of the spread of the virus will never be revealed by a people who would die of devotion for work and for his compatriots.

 

Corona virus psychosis

Illustration of Pawel Kucynski

The Corona Virus has reached 24,000 infections and although the china has isolated its cities, especially those from where the hotbed developed, concerns in the rest of the world continue. The Chinese are renowned for being and traveling all over the world and in fact most of the European countries have at least one case of infection.

In Italy at the moment there have been only two cases, of two Chinese tourists, whose conditions however seem to worsen. The Italian state has taken drastic measures and closed all air traffic to and from China.

Although the mortality of this virus is much lower than that of the sars of 2003, the contagion is much easier and this could represent a serious danger for poor states like those of Africa, where deaths already occur for other diseases such as ebola.

China has implemented measures like never before, giving up the industrial production of the largest factories in the world with the risk of economic consequences. But probably these measures were implemented too late, when it was understood that the infection of the virus was quite serious. In fact, in late December, a doctor from Wuhan reported the discovery of this virus to the authorities but it was not taken seriously. Only two weeks later the Wuhan market will be closed, from where the virus spread.

This virus has triggered a real psychosis, in addition to the fact that episodes of racism often occur. Undoubtedly, most of the people, in fear of contagion, avoid Chinese environments, especially restaurants and shops.