Day6 Wuhan Diary 武汉日记




2020.1.28 The 6th day of Wuhan quarantine. 中文原文于下


This is the sixth day I have stayed home and my body starts to feel “rusty”. I am coming up ways to exercise, hula hoops, jumping ropes, sit-ups, etc. I have been trying every possible indoor exercise at home.


Today is the fourth day since the Lunar New Year. I was planning to invite some friends over for a barbecue and hot pot party. Now instead, we can only have a group video chat, during which each of us holds a bowl of rice in our hands.


My company sent out an announcement to extend the vacation. The date to return working remains unknown. Though the company's decision is well expected, I have no idea how long this “extended vacation” will last.


I discuss about last year's sluggish economic situation with my colleagues. With the virus outbreak and the city-wide quarantine, what about our future? Where does life go? We have no clue.


I get a call from SF Express about a package delivery. I am asked not to meet with the delivery person so my package is placed in a self-serve package-retrieval cabinet. I am a bit surprised at first but realize the delivery person is protected this way as well.


As I prepare to go downstairs and retrieve the package, my parents halt me. They say we are during a “virus explosion period” and tells me to wait for a few days. It is kind of funny if you think about it. A while ago, I was the one stopping them from leaving home, now they stop me.


Since yesterday, almost all WeChat and QQ groups have updated their Group Notice: “you will be removed from this group if you post any information violating the regulations or unverified”. But I am full of doubt about these kind of vague rules. What is exactly considered “violating the regulations”? About “unverified”, who has the authorization to verify information now? Recently, many of the so-called “official media” reports conflict with each other. In this case, which “official media” is reliable?


Anyway, since the Group Notice is updated, the amount of messages in every group has experienced a free-fall drop. Quite effective, in a way.


A friend of mine says his community has started counting the so-called "inter-district commuting" situation, knocking door by door to record if residents have been to other districts (in the city) since January.


I'm not yet quite sure about what this implies. (May cases of outbreak differ significantly from district to district?) One can imagine this is going to require a huge amount of work though. Besides, data collected could be considerably incorrect. If this info gathering job were to be accurately delivered, it probably helps to clarify how the virus is transferred, with some data support.


Of course our community is silent and chilled as usual.

Speaking of community activities, this message of singing together at night went viral in every chat group yesterday ↓

@everyone

Counting down on the "Yexiu Xingyunjin grand chorus with ten thousand", we are organising national anthem singing at night. Starting at 20:00, everybody just open your windows and sing to the air. Please share this message to the chat groups of every build, and send a screenshot here telling you've shared. Eight tonight, won't leave without singing!

19:55:00 kill the lights uniformly

19:59:50 ten seconds countdown. When count is on one, open the lights and sing March of the Volunteers at the same time. When finished, shout "Wuhan Jiayou"(Wuhan fight on) three times.

20:09:50 ten seconds countdown on the second song My People, My Country. When finished, shout "Wuhan Jiayou" three times!!!

Attentions: Act and sing according to the rules above and wear masks

This activity is voluntary. There is no compulsory requirements.

It'd help better if volunteers make video clips of this activity

Here it is I was dumbfounded when I saw it happening. Wasn't this really just like assembling a lot of people together just so that they could also shoot their spit outdoors?

Naturally, I wouldn't take part in this kind of thing even there was no state of emergency. I just imagined that it was probably the propaganda departments wanted some material they could use to “work on people's minds.”


Before eight o'clock I closed the windows of our home. The noise started outside at precisely eight. I didn't want any part of that kind of excitement.


Just after eight, this call from a physician was shared over and over on my social media friends circle and several other groups.


[Please stop immediately community open-window sing-alongs. These are very dangerous. They could spread pneumonia.]


Mr. Fan 2020-01-27 19:38:35: I am a physician in Respiratory Medicine Department of )Wuhan Union Hospital. Just after getting off work, I saw on social media groups video of communities singing together with their windows open. That is very dangerous and frightening. Saliva from people on the upper and lower floors will fly all around. People singing will deeply inhale. People downstairs will inhale some flying saliva drops. Particles of saliva from separate rooms will mix. This is very dangerous. I want to warn everyone right away to stop doing this immediately. I hear that communities all over Wuhan are singing! Please contact the mayor and have him put a halt to this immediately.


You didn’t need any high IQ to realize that. It should be just common sense.

Although from another perspective, Wuhan people have been living under great tension for quite a while. They need an outlet to blow off steam. The day before yesterday our community already had a few people calling back and forth from window to window.


Daddy says, “Just wait until the epidemic is over. The Hexagonal Pavilion (the old name for the Wuhan Mental Health Center, older Wuhan people still call it that) will be filled to overflowing.


A friend said, “These past two days, the number of fevers diagnosed at the front-line fever clinics has gone down. There are more people panicking than there are infected. Late at night there are more medical personnel than there are patients. That is a welcome change.

A e-friend's dad works in funeral parlor and he says his dad has worked for extra shifts recently and probably will work extra hours for the next half month. My friend is worrying that his dad will only have the industrial standard PPE instead of the clinic standard ones during work.I do not know the regulations of this industry, but i think workers there shall have more attention from the society.


Last night,Fang Fang,a famous Wuhan writer posted a Weibo(Chinese twitter),this is one of the paragraphs,

The performance of Hubei province government is the average performance among all local governments in China. They are not worse than others but less lucky. ALL the government officials act according to the files from above. Once there is no files to follow,they just lose directions.If the same crisis happens another province,the officials there will not do any better than Hubei's. The bitter fruit we are about to taste is the result good officials are eliminated in our government.it is also created by Utopia like impractical policies and the censorship on media free speech.This bitter fruit is in Wuhan's mouth now and it is a huge one.


I can not agree more on it. Only this Weibo has been censored already.



1月28日 武汉封城第6天


宅在家里的第6天,有种已经生锈的感觉。想各种办法锻炼,呼啦圈、跳绳、仰卧起坐……一切可以在室内做的运动都在尝试。

今天是年初四,原本的计划是几个好友聚会,来家里烤肉、火锅,现在只好每人捧一碗饭视频聚会了。

公司发了通知,推迟开工日期,具体日期待定,这是意料之中的,只是不知道这个突如其来的“休假”要休到什么时候了。

跟同行聊天,去年经济形势就不太好了,今年又碰上疫情、封城,前途如何,生活会走向何方,现在真是一无所知。

接到SF快递的电话,有东西送到了,不过据说现在要求不能直接见面,放在了自取快递柜。有些意外,却也是意料之中,毕竟这对快递员也是一种保护。

正要下楼取快递,被爸妈拦住了,说这几天是“爆发期”,要我在家里呆着,晚几天再取。想来也好笑,之前是我拦着不让他们出门,现在变成他们拦着我了。

从昨天起,几乎每个微信群、QQ群都在发群公告,“如转发违规或未经证实的消息将直接移出本群”。

但针对这类模糊的规定,我有满肚子的疑问,比如如何算是“违规”?“未经证实”,经由谁证实呢?尤其现阶段,很多所谓“官方媒体”的报道都存在矛盾,如果是这种情况,以谁为准呢?

无论如何,自公告发出以后,各个群组内的消息数量确实呈断崖式下跌了,也算卓有成效吧。

有朋友说自己的社区开始统计“跨区流动”的情况了,上门记录1月份以来有没有去过其它的几个区。

我现在还不太确定这预示着什么,(也许各区的疫情爆发情况有着明显差异?)但是可想而知这会是一个非常巨大的工作量,且收集回来的数据也可能会有很大的误差,如果能够精准全面的收集,应该是能为疫情传播路径的梳理提供一些数据支持的吧。

当然我们社区还是一如既往的沉默淡定。

说到社区活动,昨天突然在每个群里疯传的晚上大合唱的消息↓


我看到的时候就有些错愕:这不就是聚众往外喷口水吗?

当然就算不是非常时期这种活动我也不会参加,只是下意识的觉得大概又是宣传口在“拍脑袋”,需要宣传素材了吧。

不到八点我赶紧把家里的窗户都关上,外面果然准点传来各种声音,不过这种热闹我并不想掺和。

刚过8点,朋友圈和各种群里又开始疯转医生的号召↓


其实这哪里需要很高的智商去辨别呢,明明都是常识嘛。

不过换个角度想想,武汉人确实也憋太久了,急需一个发泄的渠道。毕竟前天我们小区已经有人对着窗外大声喊叫了。

按照爸爸的说法,“等疫情结束,六角亭(武汉精神卫生中心旧称,老武汉人还是延续这种称呼)的床位就该紧张了。”

听朋友说,这两天一线的发热门诊就诊量已经有所下降,恐慌的人比中招的人多,后半夜医护人员比患者多,应该算是一个比较好的变化吧。

群友的父亲在殡仪馆工作,据说最近也是一直在加班,跟家人交待接下来的半个月都会一直加班。朋友担心父亲的工作场所只提供了工业级别的防护服,没有提供医疗级别的防护服。不知道这方面有没有具体的要求和说法,我认为这也应该是一个值得关注的行业。

武汉一位知名作家方方昨晚发了一条微博,其中有一段:

“湖北官员的表现其实是中国官员平均水平的表现。并不是他们比其他官员更差,而是他们的运气更差。官员们历来按文件做事,一旦没有文件,他们就六神无主。这次事件如在同一时间落在别的省里,那些官员的表现,不会比湖北的更好。官场逆淘汰的恶果、空讲政治正确而不实事求是的恶果、不让人讲真话不准媒体报道真相的恶果,我们都会一一品尝到。武汉抢前争先,只不过先吃了一个大的而已。”

深以为然。只是这条微博很快也就看不到了。



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