Zero covid China: cases rise and everyone gets nervous. All over the city, living compounds, malls, schools, offices, are locked up with residents, shoppers, teachers, staff all inside. Sometimes a delivery guy is extremely unlucky and runs into his proverbial Hotel California. It’s not really good or bad, it’s just the situation here that suits China. The country lacks the hospital density of Europe and cannot release covid onto its 1.4 billion people. China can do the maths but does not want to pile the bodies. Yet it has the endless diligence of its population to keep its cool and keep wearing masks, ensure its quarantine. But let’s hope this storm passes soon, because some people need fresh underwear.