A certain U.S. political party enamored of total government surveillance and control would like to take us down the same road.
The scene is like something from a horror film. A horde of terrified shoppers battling a crew of uniformed guards, desperate to escape the building in which they have been locked.
It looks like hysteria after a terror attack — yet this is footage from a Saturday afternoon at an Ikea store in Shanghai, following an announcement that a Covid case had been traced to the shop.
This is their Zero Covid society.
A green QR code is required to access public transport, shops and work. pic.twitter.com/jEUF0SWTzS
— James Melville (@JamesMelville) October 29, 2022