Empty streets vs jubilant crowds: Stark contrast between NYC & Wuhan on NYE provokes envy & accusations

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RAEL’S COMMENT:
So China is more free than the west…. That is an image which disturbs western media and powers…. Thank you COVID!

 

Side-by-side comparisons of how New York City and Wuhan, China rang in the new year have sparked a heated debate on social media about whether the US should have embraced Beijing’s approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic.

Photographs showing empty streets on Times Square, typically a hub of merry-making on New Year’s Eve, spread across social media on Thursday night, with several commentators noting that the mood was considerably more festive in Wuhan, the Chinese city where Covid-19 was first detected.

Life in Wuhan has mostly returned to normal after the city was subjected to a severe lockdown lasting more than 70 days. New York City has adopted similar, albeit less zealous measures, since the virus reached the United States in March, but is still struggling to contain the disease. City residents were urged to stay at home over the holidays.

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