Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ahem. As I was saying about the plague...

I'm beginning to have a tiny little bit of respect for the Chicom government. They at least have the sense to treat an incipient disaster with some seriousness.

A Chinese city has been sealed off and 151 people have been placed in quarantine since last week after a man died of bubonic plague, state media said.
The 30,000 residents of Yumen, in the north-western province of Gansu, are not being allowed to leave, and police at roadblocks on the perimeter of the city are telling motorists to find alternative routes, China Central Television (CCTV) said.
A 38-year-old man died last Wednesday, the report said, after he had been in contact with a dead marmot, a small furry animal related to the squirrel. No further plague cases have been reported.
CCTV said officials were not allowing anyone to leave. The China Daily newspaper said four quarantine sectors had been set up in the city.
"The city has enough rice, flour and oil to supply all its residents for up to one month," CCTV added. "Local residents and those in quarantine are all in stable condition." No further cases have been reported.

The difference between this seemingly over the top response by Chicom goons and the "no-response" response from US Federal goons is this: the Chicoms have no illusions about their ability to contain a major outbreak of bubonic plague. They fully understand the risk if the plague gets out, and they are scared of it. Like, shut a whole city down kind of scared.

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The Americans by contrast think the plague is no big deal, and political issues are FAR more important.

I hope they're right, but I'm afraid the Chicoms may have a more realistic approach.

The Phantom


Anonymous said...

Given that we as a society don't even have the will to quarantine individuals infected with HIV, a 100% lethal blood disease that we're not 100% sure is solely sexually transmitted, this is not the least bit surprising.

Quarantine? Oh, no. Someone's feelings might be hurt. Someone call up my "civil rights" attorney! Someone call up Jesse Jackson! I'll SUUUUUUUUUUUE!

The fact that HIV, poly-drug-resistant tuberculosis, scabies, Chagas' Disease, and many, many more are carried by two-legged disease vectors who overwhelmingly vote the straight Democratic ticket surely has nothing to do with this. Right? Right.

The Phantom said...

Good news. Stockton California is trying to arrest some Mexican shithead who's running around with TB after he skipped out on the free medical treatment and free motel room they were giving him.

So there is hope. Its just really faint.