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跪下这个动作在BLM语境里是有特殊含义的,是一种对失去生命的敬重和承认。先在升国旗跪下的也是黑人四分卫Colin Kaepernick。其他族裔使用这个姿势表示对这个运动的认同,迅速被解释成“下跪道歉”也是让人很无奈。

Re: Chinese visa ban - I thought it was self-evident that everyone is an equal identity, that innocent should be assumed until proven otherwise, that discriminating people based on their identity is wrong.

关于B站那个演讲,第一,不,我觉得这个时代没有比十年前更好或者是更多选择。我能够学会英语和编程,接触外面的世界,大概都有赖于独立博客和Google与Wikipedia,这些工具今天的墙内都已经消失了,而且并没有更好的替代品;说不客气一点,等拿着中国护照的海外华人能自由回国了,再谈自由选择不迟。

第二,我其实不太喜欢这种代际叙事。满满的都是一种“要是我们有你们的条件,不知道有多成功”的优越感与居高临下。用这种思路说,九十年代冷战结束,国退民进,经济腾飞,何冰这一代人正当壮年,难道不比今天年轻人要面对内卷的经济,衰老的社会,紧张的政治,高企的房价来得幸福?

这种叙事看上去是鼓励年轻人的奋斗,其实是否定他们奋斗的价值:这么好的环境,难道不是理所应当的吗?相反,承认每个时代有每个时代的苦痛,每个人面对社会有每个人的无奈,才能肯定人的价值。

对我个人来说,不,我不觉得我生在这个时代是幸福或者是不幸。我也不会发出“要是晚生几年多好”的哀叹。

China MOF in Feb: The US. travel ban is an unnecessary radical reaction, and this is against WHO's advice on travel restrictions.

China MOF in March: We'll ban ALL foreigners from entry.

So the Beijing CDC is suggesting oversea Chinese students "should not come back to motherland unless absolutely necessary". The irony that the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs accused the US among other countries to "limit travel against the advice of WHO" last month...

Making it worse, this incident is being used as an excuse to promote cold-war style propaganda, claiming "this is a media war against China". So the focus soon shifted from reflecting on "what we did wrong" to proving"there is nothing we could have done". (3/2)

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, the American liberals "white lefties", the American-right "Redneck", and the Russians "hairy",and maybe the diplomats (!) can stop playing conspiracy theories and accusing the US of spreading it, and the semi-official media can stop using a celebratory tone to report the dire situation in other countries. (2/2)

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I don't like the Chinese virus / Wuhan pneumonia name either. However, what frustrates me is many complaining are the same people who complained about the "PC-wave", "language polices" etc., even those who cheered for Trump's election as a victory against "political correctness".

It would be really nice to see a little bit of reflection. If we really care about these languages, maybe stop calling the Japanese "Devil", the Indians "A-san", the Muslims "Greenie", (1/2)

要containment还是要mitigation,是肯定会有取舍的。以扑灭感染为主,重点是找到已经出现的例子和密切接触者,隔离并且扑灭他们。以减低损害为主,重点是*每个人*增加社交距离,避免接触易感人群导致她们/他们感染,同时减少医疗资源挤兑。但是这种取舍不见得意味着扑灭感染为重就一定不要增加社交距离,或者以减少损害为重就不要大规模测试和隔离。更不是说减低损害就是不控制社交活动任凭所有人感染:减低损害仍然是一个平缓曲线的过程:感染人数和重症人数都增加的慢一点,才能减少峰值感染人数,防止医疗系统过载。韩国就是一个现成的例子:他们提倡了灾区人民尽量不出门但是也进行了非常大规模的测试和追踪。从他们的感染人数变化来看,似乎十分成功。

这个过程中*有效沟通现况和预期*十分重要:本地现在是什么状况?接下来可能怎么发展?我们现在的政策是什么?是对输入病例严防死守,还是要大家减少活动以防本地迅速扩散?接下来情况可能会怎么变化?什么情况下可能会采取什么样的政策?

意大利是比较早停中国直航的欧盟国家之一。从意大利伊朗这两天的情况似乎提示我们,试图通过减少人际活动,发现和隔离来阻止啤酒病毒的希望不是没有,但是在降低。这也和各国学者早先的预估类似:再好的隔离也有疏漏,而星星之火,可以燎原。

如果阻止真的不可行,或许是时候思考怎么减小损失了。我们的目标到底是什么,为此付出多大的代价是可以接受的?

现在国内很多人的期待吧,都巴不得所有人不出门,两个礼拜隔离所有病例彻底消失。

如果消失不了呢。如果比如说每天每个省市就那么十来个二十个病例怎么办。

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