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China: You Are All Heroes

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As I'm watching America panic over the COVID-19 virus, the amazing work that the Chinese authorities have done is being revealed. Just weeks ago, hundreds of people from America were contacting me and expressing their concern for my safety living here in Henan. They wanted me to come to America where I'd 'be safe.'<div><br></div><div>Well, that has all changed. Now, I'm safest right here in China.&nbsp;</div><div><br></div><div>With all of the criticism and blaming that China has endured from outsiders during this historical crisis, China has proven itself to be leading the world in 'how to handle a national and international crisis.'</div><div><br></div><div>Presently, America has 1,672 confirmed cases of the virus. China has had over 81,000 cases. The mortality rate in China has been less than 4%. Outside of Hubei, that rate is less than 2%. For weeks, America was seeing mortality rates of over 8%. Twice as much as Wuhan which is at the epicenter of this viral outbreak.</div><div><br></div><div>I am an American. I am proud to be an America. But, America has miserably failed in containing and controlling this virus. The lack of tests kits, masks and the unwillingness of people to self-quarantine and isolate themselves has been disturbing. On the other hand, the willingness of the Chinese people to fully cooperate with authorities in order to do what is best for the good of the public, has been amazing.</div><div><br></div><div>Every time that I walk out of my community and scan my QR code and get my temperature checked, I breathe a fresh sigh of relief to know that China is taking care of its people (and me) in a way that is extraordinary.</div><div><br></div><div>I applaud, not only the efforts of the government, but all of the actions of the Chinese people. Not only that, I applaud the compliance of all of the people here in China in coming together and working together to defeat this unseen enemy.</div><div><br></div><div>China, you are truly amazing! Thank you, thank you, thank you to the leaders and all of the tens of thousand of workers who have risked their own lives and safety to make sure that this virus is defeated. You are all heroes in my heart and soul!!!</div>

(Opinions of the writer in this blog don't represent those of China Daily.)


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Michael is the author of the transformational book, Powerful Attitudes. He is a professional educator, an educational consultant, an author. He lives in Zhengzhou, Henan Province. He enjoys playing guitar and writing poetry. He loves China.

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