Wish I was in China now: Leishenshan (Thunder-god Mountain) hospital completed in 12 days

Unfortunately, I am not in China as I write. I am in Australia, which is fast becoming a small-minded and fearful country once again. I remind myself constantly that the vast majority of countries in the world have expressed solidarity with China in light of the coronavirus outbreak, and that many of them have sent much-needed medical supplies. At the same time, China is – as acknowledged by the World Health Organisation, among others – setting a new global standard for dealing with an epidemic. The world is changing fast, almost as fast as the second (click here for the first) specialist hospital built in Wuhan. Called Leishenshan (Thunder-god Mountain) hospital, it was completed in 12 days and will cater for 1500 acute patients. The secret: China’s socialist system.

Here is a time-lapse video:

 

3 thoughts on “Wish I was in China now: Leishenshan (Thunder-god Mountain) hospital completed in 12 days

  1. Looks like most of the problems are focused on Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province, which continues in shutdown. Meanwhile, recovery rates have now doubled the death rate (which is 80 percent elderly and those with underlying conditions). As for Pangolins, this is really a problem with human communities as such (as I proposed earlier): it could arise from domestic animals as much as from game (wild) animals.
    I will get back to China as soon as I can!

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