Stuck in Central China on Coronavirus Lockdown
There is the online reality, the reality portrayed by state media, and the reality I’m living. On the seventh day after the lockdown, a university classmate called my friend Ningning, and told her about another: hospitals do not have enough beds for the infected in Wuhan. They go home, they die, they never enter the official count as they were not diagnosed.
— Stuck in Central China on Coronavirus Lockdown, Lavender Au in The New York Review of Books