UlanBatori wrote:Wow! Look at these Spray Trucks.
Looks like in china the time from Need Identified to Innovative Engineering Product Deployed in Streets is like 4 weeks? 3 weeks?
THIS is the scary number, guys. Compare to desh...
The Chinese are operating at better-than-WW2 pace of innovation.
Saar, if we do alterations of truck fumigators here and photos posted, it will be termed as "chalta-hai jugaad" by you. As someone posted above, all these foggers are used by our municipal corporations here, but due to funds issue and complaints about its respiratory effects, is not used at that scale as in China. The scrubbing of sidewalks and walls is also baffling, unless those are places where people stood in queues for treatment. You cant scrub an entire city with harsh chemicals and not get your entire landscape contaminated for years. I suspect they want to make it look like they are hard at work, so Xi wont lose face and wont eat their faces later.
We too do all these McGuyver things, but difference is the entire civil society will also contribute. I have been in two major disaster zones - Latur '93 and Central Kerala '18. I have better perspective of 2018 due to being in middle of action, because the other one, I was a volunteer that went in a week or two later. The number of innovations I saw from across society during 2018 floods are mind boggling. From using traditional fishing boats with outboard engines for SAR to using gelf hair-dryer based spray equipment for cleanup, the entire public contributed. A friend, who runs a scuba dive center at kovalam, has used his dive instructors (from around the world), to do dam and bridge inspections, using equipment supplied by a local government testing lab. My old college started a small DIY production line for basic LED strip + battery lighting (lasts for 8 hours), for rescuers. Kids soldered on for hours, while others made them waterproof. The Chekutty dolls for fundraising is another initiative..... Many such things come to mind when you claim "Compare to desh...
". And every political party was in the thick of action, despite crappy politics at top level. Infact state level A-list politicians got pushed around or slapped without much fanfare, if they talk shyte on TV by playing politics. At a camp, I was witness to a regular talking head who almost got de-dhotied over some comments he said previous day on TV.
That is why I am confused as to why they need to weld-in or boardup peaceful civilians and make their homes into a catacomb of death? Doesn't anyone in their officialdom or medical profession or political leadership explain in a convincing fashion on why they need to say inside? I am yet to see pictures of large numbers of civilians doing useful things around the city. Every photo (govt sources or otherwise) shows officialdom prominently, than civilians organizing themselves and the civilians are standing miserably in queues, not in action. Here in India, if so many people are already cured or symptoms were very mild, rest assured quite a few of them would be out helping the rest and post messages asking for more help. Fund raising for affected, another marker of the levels of social involvement and empathy, seem either unreported or non-existent. I wish to believe it is the former
Many posters here are backslapping the chinese for doing things right, which in effect is backslapping a totalitarian government for hiding up of bungling till world started poking its nose in, by threatening a pseudo-sanction of China, by closing borders. I feel their public is dejected and is in a terrible condition. And no one will be allowed to help them, because the image "mind your own business, they have first world infra", seem to be the overwhelming one in our minds!