From Wuhan: Wuhan Youth on Wuhan's Predicament Calling out to Chinese Around the World

Remarkable video from a young man in Wuhan on Youtube. In Chinese with English subtitles. I took the transcript off YouTube and made it more readable.

Hello everyone, I hope everyone who is watching this can cherish this video.Because it is very difficult to post anything online now. In mainland China,well, you know, we need VPN and all kinds of stuff,and there’s severe internet latency.So I’ve got no other choice but to seek help from here.Hope there’s Chinese comrades and people with kindness can watch this,and be aware about this Wuhan Pneumonia so called “Coronavirus” pandemic,The severity of the situation,and the actual living condition of us Wuhan people.Right now, the entire Wuhan has its entire transportation system, public transport halted, all of them.

For example, gas stations are no longer in service.And,I’ve had a few questions. For example,perhaps one of your family memberhas something like a high blood pressure condition or heart attack,and needs to go to the hospital immediately. How do we do that?Calling emergency hotline 120,you can try it, it simply doesn’t get through.Just doesn’t get through at all. Always busy.Another example, you suspect thatyou might have contacted the pneumonia.You want to get to the hospital to get checked.But you just can’t get there at all.Hospitals are packed.The doctors don’t tell you to get registered or anything, you just have to line up.You might have to wait hours in line and still can’t get treated.Perhaps you were fine before, but after queuing up for hours, you get contaminated.

And then I’m gonna talk about something I saw with my own eyes.One day before the day Wuhan is locked down,As well as before 22nd,In the entire city of Wuhan,There weren’t much people wearing masks. There were just a bunch of people walking around without masks. Playing mahjong,Chitchatting everywhere,interacting with street vendors. I’ve got a question for us to discuss in this public platform,What the hell had the Wuhan mayor and the Party committee secretary doing? As a local government official,did they not receive any information?If they had indeed receive any first-hand information,Why did they not take any actions?For the entirety of the press conference,Why did they not urge us to immediately put on a mask? To at least increase our public health awareness?If he did not receive any information, then he has neglected his duty and he simply isn’t fit for a job of local government officialand should have been sacked long ago.

Am I not right? Are my logics flawed? It is only til 23rd, when Wuhan was locked down,we finally have some sort of flyers all over our placeflyers to demand everyone to wear a maskand then from 23rdto 24th and now 25th,we finally started seeing people wearing masksSo it is not about the citizens refusing to wear masks it is about the local government did not do anything at all.or maybe they even have some ulterior motive.As for what motive, let’s not discuss about them. We can only say that in this Pandemic,even after the 2003 experience,we are just repeating our mistakes And the current situation is definitely just as bad as the 2003 SARS, if not worse.If you want to go outside, to get checked,all of the public transportation are stopped.If you want to drive yourself to the hospital,there are no gas stations for you to refill.Though I don’t know for a fact that the gas stations stopped operation,I’ve heard it from the internet, and did not check it myself.So this is still speculative.

Then,The whole picture for the current situation is,medical service is completely paralyzed, or I should say in total chaos.I have a lot of friends who work at hospitalssays that if you enter a hospital,they’ll just give you some anti-inflammatory drugs or some hormone injection or to put it bluntly,you are just left for dead.If you are strong you might make it throughIf you don’t, you’re dead.And the worst thing issome of the “suspected case” are just as good as confirmed

but they ran out of test solutions or something like that or they simply don’t have enough resources or manpower to test it. They’ll just tell you to go home and isolate yourselves.I want to fucking ask, can you find another country on this planet to be such fucking bullshit?Even if you are suspected to have the contracted the disease,not to mention those who are confirmed to have been diagnosed,You should at least get some form of medical treatment right?How can they just toss you away like that?If you are a super-spreader, then doesn’t it mean that the government, or the medical facility just told you to carry the virus all over the place?And cross-contaminate everyone?

As a regular citizen,No matter how well you know about medical knowledge and how well you isolate yourselfyou won’t be as well-informed as the hospital staves and won’t be isolated as safely.Can you find another country on this planet,another government, to fuck shit up like this?I’m here on YouTube, with this video.I don’t have any ulterior motive.I simply think that in one’s lifetime,There will always come to the time whereyou must speak out the truth.Sometimes in life,you have to inevitably lie in order to survive or for whatever reason.But in some specific occasion,for example right now,I think it is necessary to speak out the truth with your own heart and conscience.Wuhan is like the fucking hell right nowIt used to be a very civil place,the place where Mr Sun Yat-sen started the revolution to overthrow Imperial China

He fired his first round here.It was suggested to build Wuhan like the current New York,a modern city.But now?What does it look like now?You see all kinds of pathetic, ridiculous,outrageous, tragic,every moment, you can see videos on twitter or other social medias

some familiar roads of Wuhan, or someone with a Wuhan accent,some random person just drops dead or all kinds of scenarios

All those tragedies are just happening on the first day of Lunar New Year.It was supposed to be a festive, happy day we all celebrate

But now do you think us as Wuhan people, or as Chinese can feel happy?And I hope that all overseas Chinese can understand one point:We the Chinese, at least my friends and me, in our 20s and 30s are not dumbasses, are not brainwashed.In our brains we all know it clearly Like that clown Jin Canrong, he might be able to fool some kids but we all fucking know what this country really is We just have no way, no power, our bodies are made of flesh and blood.We can’t beat full metal jackets and tanks.I hope every single overseas Chinese who can watch this video, help us.You don’t have to spend a dime, or do anything,You just tap with your finger, get the message out.I’m not making a living out of this.I just want to create some public pressure

to make the Chinese government know not to escape their responsibilities.They escaped all the way to some random shithole island in Qing Hai, to act like they are giving instructions to deal with the pandemic.instructing my ass, are you thinking everyone else is retarded?Fuck you.

Now, we as people could think in other’s positions right?Imagine you are a Wuhan citizen now,If you are living on this land,Your family, your friends, all the people you know,Suddenly contracted the disease.It’s not like they refused to cooperatebut they just have no wayto get any medical treatments.Can’t even get diagnosed,They can only sit there and be tormented by the disease and eventually deathA man only live fucking once. You’ve got only one life.Once you’re dead, it’s over.And this virus, it’s not causing symptoms as the officials said,fever, cough or whatever,Even if you have no fever and no coughs,You can still have the diseaseAnd it’s not only through oral transmissions. It can also get you through your eyes mucusThis is already confirmed. Many medical staves have already confirmed this.

And one month before the lockdown,During the new year rush, a million or two have already left Wuhan.What about those people? How to you prevent them from spreading the disease?Are you gonna lock the whole China down? Lockdown this, lockdown that, what the fuck have you been doing before this? So I hope everyone who can watch my video,can treasure this video as it was really difficult to upload.I have been risking getting caught by the police all this time,Trying to get the truth out.We are really helpless.Not all of us are brainwashed.We, too want to live the life with democracy and freedom,open,and we too wanted to browse the internet without having to use VPN.But we just can’t, what can we even do about it?Right? High housing cost, living cost, inflation.

Whatever happens to the high-ranked officials,they’d scrape benefits off us peasants.and we can only watch.All of the friends around me,as long as they are rich or have the ability,they would fucking migrate the very moment they could.None of us are dumb, we just have no power

.I urge you guys to help,at least right now, we the Wuhan people really need the international pressure and awareness.We are really too helpless, just one word, helpless.

About 高大伟 David Cowhig

Now retired, translated Liao Yiwu's 2019 "Bullets and Opium", and studying some things. Worked 25 years as a US State Department Foreign Service Officer including ten years at US Embassy Beijing and US Consulate General Chengdu and four years as a China Analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Before State I translated Japanese and Chinese scientific and technical books and articles into English freelance for six years. Before that I taught English at Tunghai University in Taiwan for three years. And before that I worked two summers on Norwegian farms, milking cows and feeding chickens.
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