Apple supplier Foxconn is hoping to lure workers back to its biggest manufacturing plant in Zhengzhou, China, by offering one-time 500 Yuan ($69.28) bonuses to return after several fled in recent weeks due to Chinese Communist Party imposed COVID-19 lockdownss.
Starting in mid-October, employees starting walking out after reports of coronavirus outbreaks sparked panic through the city of nearly 13 million people and at the factory itself.
Footage purportedly showing Foxconn employees hitting the road by the thousands began flooding Chinese social media, indicating workers’ fears of being locked up for an unknown duration, food and water shortages, and lack of health care as China continues to pursue its zero-COVID-19 policies.
Apple acknowledged over the weekend that COVID-19 restrictions were hampering production of the new iPhone 14 Pro at Foxconn’s Zhengzhou facility, saying in a statement that the plant “is currently operating at significantly reduced capacity.”
MacDailyNews Take: The Chinese Communist Party continues the insanity of disruptinf everyone’s lives for what amounts to a case of the sniffles, if even that, in the average healthy person. Instead, as we all should have done from the start, how about smartly protecting those with multiple co-morbidities and the aged who are most at risk? The average age of a Foxconn worker is 23.
Insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.
Smart companies have finally woken up and are working to diversify their supply chains away from, and reduce risky reliance on, CCP-controlled authoritarian China. – MacDailyNews, October 21, 2022
And, BTW, communism is a scam; a pyramid scheme that eventually fails after an unspeakable number of murders. (Of course, the relatively few Chinese who can access us via VPN already know that fact all too well. That’s why they’re using VPN to try to get a glimpse at the world outside.)
• Apple should have been diversifying production long ago to minimize risk, not to mention China’s human rights abuses, authoritarian censorship, and myriad other concerns, including “COVID” lockdowns. – MacDailyNews, June 1, 2022
• In general, human-transmissible coronaviruses do not disappear. There is no such thing as zero-COVID. Duh.
COVID-19 is here to stay. It will very likely become endemic, yet pose less danger over time. People will acquire immunity via vaccines (effectiveness TDB) and naturally as they contract and recover from variants like omicron since the partially-effective vaccines permit not only transmissibility, but also breakthrough infections. Influenza and the four human coronaviruses that cause common colds (OC43, 229E, NL63 and HKU1) are, of course, also endemic, but a combination of annual flu vaccines and acquired immunity means that sane societies tolerate the unavoidable seasonal deaths and illnesses they bring without requiring lockdowns, masks, social distancing, indefinite return-to-work delays, etc.
At which point, if ever, will some people decide that wasting away their short lives in abject fear of a bad flu, very likely engineered by China and partially funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is a hysterical self-defeating overreaction? – MacDailyNews, December 16, 2021
• It’s smart for both Apple and Foxconn to diversify assembly outside of China. There’s no sense having all of your eggs in one basket. — MacDailyNews, April 2, 2019
• The real virus is the panic. – MacDailyNews, March 9, 2020
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covid is not “a case of the sniffles, if even that, in the average healthy person.”
over 1 million people in the US have died of covid, and 1 out of every 5 “average healthy person” who gets covid gets “long covid” – at least one lingering post-infection symptom that is seriously affecting their daily life.
Nah, the whole thing was a scam. People die of the flu, nothing unusual there.