On Monday night Tucker Carlson shared a few seconds from one particularly disturbing video out of China, which showed people forceably taken into custody for transport into quarantine. He suggested to his audience that they spend 20 minutes on social media to watch more such clips themselves. Below are a sample of what you’ll find.
Together they paint a story of a crisis far beyond what China has publicly admitted, and exacerbated by the regime’s unrelenting drive to control the flow of information, or “speak as one voice.” The quarantine approach ranges from sealing people into their apartments and buildings, to violently forcing people into vehicles bound for the much-celebrated — and much-feared — rapidly-constructed new “hospitals” of Wuhan.
Concerns have been raised that these facilities lack heat, water, medicine, and doctors. Far from places for recovery, they are thought by many to be “pre-crematoriums,” where non-confirmed cases are mixed indiscriminately with confirmed cases, and the line between punishing dissidents and “caring” for the infirm seems to be lost.
Without access to social media, the truth of what has been going on in Wuhan would have never seen the light of day. [Related: Wuhan Coronavirus Prompts Scrutiny of Maximum Security Biolabs]
Meanwhile, in China… pic.twitter.com/PgcdIANzak— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) February 9, 2020
#Chinese police forcefully detain a woman because she might have the #Coronavirus. China’s #Censorship & lies continue to encourage the spread of the disease. Don’t believe a word coming out of the #Communist megaphones in #Beijing.pic.twitter.com/Jd9oMeA015— Prof. Steve Hanke (@steve_hanke) February 9, 2020
People don’t resist like this when they’re only going to see a doctor.What’s really going on in China? pic.twitter.com/mqbGTd1528 — John Cardillo (@johncardillo) February 4, 2020
Another video of #China residents very happily going to admit themselves at the new state of the art hospital in #Wuhan. Nothing out of the ordinary here. Everything is under control. #coronavirus pic.twitter.com/av4oi596qF— Anfield_king (@Anfield_king) February 7, 2020
#Breaking: Just in – Video footage from inside the finished 1000 bed hospital building just outside the outskirts of #Wuhan, showing a very tough quarantine measure system to contain the #CoronaVirus in #China. And they are still building another 2 of these in the #Hubei province pic.twitter.com/fsJ7OlLAxS— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) February 2, 2020
#update: Just in – Another video footage of a other facility being used by infected people, by using one of the 28 pop-up field hospitals in the #Hubei province in #China, in an effort to combat the #Coronavirus. pic.twitter.com/cIr5RJdo3E— Sotiri Dimpinoudis (@sotiridi) February 6, 2020
“I’m afraid. In front of me is the virus and behind me is the legal and administrative power of China.”Citizen journalist Chen Qiushi was reporting on the #coronavirus in Wuhan for the past few weeks until he suddenly went missing. More @business: https://t.co/23x8i1GAW4 pic.twitter.com/19aE5tNB2x — QuickTake by Bloomberg (@QuickTake) February 11, 2020
Sad news: Li Wenliang, the Wuhan doctor who first sounded alarm about #coronavirus, has died.Instead of listening to him, Chinese Communist authorities arrested him and forced him to write a “self-criticism,” a Maoist era method of punishing dissenting voices. pic.twitter.com/n7oLYN1jm1 — Wuhan Corona Virus News (@famous9_vlogs) February 6, 2020
This is the cry of mourning Dr. Li Wenliang from Wuhan! I even hope that this shout turns into actual action, stand up! If you do n’t stand up, Wuhan will be a waste! Pass more real news to save yourself! #wuhan #Coronavius pic.twitter.com/OK6QwCHKAD— (@InsideCorona) February 7, 2020