How to deal with an epidemic: a short documentary by Takeuchi Ryo

This short documentary by the Japanese film director, Takeuchi Ryo, shows how the city of Nanjing has managed not only to limit COVID-19 infections to 93, but to reduce them very quickly to 0. He and his family live in Nanjing, a city I have visited many times and where I have good friends. Note the integration of strict controls everywhere, the widespread deployment of technology (focussing on contactless interaction), and the uniform use of face masks and gloves.

Clearly a model for the rest of the world.

2 thoughts on “How to deal with an epidemic: a short documentary by Takeuchi Ryo

    1. Or indeed the regime in Australia. But even if they had, the decades of whittling away the state’s expertise and ability – especially in the health sector – now ensure that they would have be able to enact it. Small correction: the US health sector has always been shambolic and substandard.

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