Several viral videos show Shanghai residents desperately screaming from their apartments for food. The city's 25 million residents have been under a citywide lockdown since early April; people are unable to leave their homes, no matter what, even for food or non-covid medical care. While a strict lockdown can help limit rising COVID-19 rates, the Shanghai government has admitted there have been difficulties in delivering supplies. If the government is enforcing a strict lockdown, they MUST be able to meet the demand for food and medical care! Sign the petition to urge the Shanghai Government to deliver enough supplies to its citizens under lockdown!
According to the New York Times, "at least two people with asthma have died after being denied care by health care workers… Patients with chronic illnesses have had operations indefinitely postponed or been unable to obtain medicine, forcing them to post desperate calls for help online. Care facilities for older adults are straining under outbreaks."
While much of China has been accustomed to similar lockdowns throughout the pandemic, Shanghai is in a unique position. Due to its economic importance as China's largest city, Shanghai has typically isolated individual buildings rather than implementing city-wide lockdowns. Now that caseloads are reaching a record high, the city is attempting a rollout of China's stricter methods -- while remaining shockingly underprepared.
The chaos shown online tells us that Shanghai city officials aren't meeting the needs of their residents. Sign the petition to tell the Shanghai Government to deliver sufficient food and medicine!