(JORDAN SCHACHTEL) – Social media was set ablaze last night with shocked and perplexed reactions to New Year's celebration media coming out of Wuhan, China, which showed packed streets, and citizens bringing in 2021 in an almost pre-corona fashion unparalleled in virtually the entirety of the Western world.
The Wuhan celebrations were presented as a great source of national pride for China, who are projecting to the world that they alone have succeeded in conquering a virus that no one else has been able to get under control. As the COVID-19 case count continues to rack up across the West, China claims that it's pandemic problem has been solved for many months.
Many were baffled to see China's unprecedented images and videos showcasing supposed success in dealing with the virus, all without even having the need for a COVID-19 vaccine! Some were downright envious that Chinese citizens were able to bring in the New Year freely and openly, hoping that one day it could be them, too. Countless mask advocates and lockdown proponents lashed out at their fellow compatriots, claiming that if only these apparent barbarians had complied with "the science," and invoked some sort of Chinese cultural conformity in ensuring compliance, they too would be able to celebrate. Another large segment claimed that such a scene is only possible because China is secretly covering up the deaths of millions of its citizens due to COVID-19.
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