China's Lockdowns Still Aren't Working

While the media focuses on China's increasingly draconian lockdown of Shanghai, the overlooked reality is that Beijing is contending with what they believe is a nationwide spread of COVID-19 (presumably the BA.2 Omicron subvariant)

The National Health Commission (NHC) said on Wednesday China had built, or was in the process of constructing, 82 temporary hospitals across 46 cities. This is more than double the 33 temporary hospitals health authorities said the country had or was preparing eight days ago.

82 temporary hospitals in 46 cities means this COVID-19 outbreak is far beyond the Shanghai city limits. Which means it's already too late for the lockdowns to achieve their stated objective--just as has been the case with every other lockdown in response to COVID-19.