All I want for Christmas is EU
Thank you for that post Potato. Smart, informative, heartfelt and honest. Thanks for sharing all of this.my aunt recently went back to china last month to visit my grandparents. one person on the plane she was on was diagnosed with coronavirus, she was immediately marked for quarantine and stayed in a chinese quarantine hotel for a month with the rest of the ppl on the flight. luckily, chinese gvmt paid for housing and food, which is no longer the case for ppl flying into china. essentially foreigners that goes back to china is financially responsible for their own quarantine, self-imposed or not.
when she went back to germany, there was no requirements for a self-imposed quarantine, just straight up went home. so china has seriously been cracking down comparitvely - obviously they have an easier way to do so to do so with the governmental structure there, but yes, they went to extreme measures to fight this extreme situation they are in; and that is the only proven approach right now to protect against this virus.
however, the suffering from various industries is truly heartbreaking... eating food and trying new restaurants is one of my most precious hobby and to see the restaurant industry completely decimated really puts things into perspective for myself... i can't imagine what it is like for people who cannot work right now and have people and families to support (pretty much anyone without a computer job) - i pray to the god i don't believe in the world can make it through this sooner rather than later.