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  1. Transcript of https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7AI3R41dGnU
  2. original, untranslated video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXozpbomAns
  3.  
  4. Hi everyone, I am Chen Qiushi
  5.  
  6. It's now Jan 30th, 11AM something
  7.  
  8. The video today might be a bit long. I'll be more talkative
  9.  
  10. Sorry about that
  11.  
  12. My videos before were usually vertical and below 5 mins
  13.  
  14. Because my main audience is mainland Chinese
  15.  
  16. I am not too focused on how audience abroad will view the video
  17.  
  18. vertical video is more the Mainland Chinese way of viewing videos
  19.  
  20. 5 mins is the longest Wechat can load
  21.  
  22. So I had wished people would download them and spread them on Wechat
  23.  
  24. When I was talking about rule of law, equality, checks and balances...
  25.  
  26. This time in Wuhan
  27.  
  28. I've seen a lot. It's my 6th day in Wuhan.
  29.  
  30. My name has been flagged in China
  31.  
  32. If the content contains "Chenqiushi" or "CQS"
  33.  
  34. or my face
  35.  
  36. It will not be sent on Wechat
  37.  
  38. Many people told me
  39.  
  40. Anybody who spread my video, will have their account deleted
  41.  
  42. Because there have been a lot of rumors on Wechat
  43.  
  44. You can watch this video
  45.  
  46. I don't recommend forwarding it on Wechat
  47.  
  48. Because if you do, your wechat account will be deleted, like mine
  49.  
  50. I have lost contact with many people
  51.  
  52. Today it's the 30th. Let me talk about my experience in the pat couple of days
  53.  
  54. My first two days in Wuhan, I went to
  55.  
  56. Wuhan Central Hospital (on New Year's Eve)
  57.  
  58. I went to No.11 hospital twice
  59.  
  60. I went to supermarkets in Wuhan
  61.  
  62. I went with volunteers to donate supplies, to Xiehe Hospital
  63.  
  64. I went to the construction site of Huoshenshan Hospital
  65.  
  66. This is a while back
  67.  
  68. Yesterday
  69.  
  70. Jan 29th
  71.  
  72. I went to Wuhan's No.5 People's Hospital
  73.  
  74. The place where many doctors are rumored to have been infected
  75.  
  76. but
  77.  
  78. I can't...it's impossible to ask the doctors
  79.  
  80. "Did your colleagues get infected?"
  81.  
  82. Doctors are busy. And it's impossible for me to interview leaders of the hospital
  83.  
  84. None of them will take interviews
  85.  
  86. Becuase...I heard..that all medical workers received orders not to take interviews
  87.  
  88. In some hospitals, they confiscate doctors' phones
  89.  
  90. keeping them from spreading news
  91.  
  92. Now we already know, the 8 "rumormongers" arrested at the beginning.
  93.  
  94. Seems like they are all doctors
  95.  
  96. They talked about the virus in their wechat groups
  97.  
  98. I made a video a few days back, saying
  99.  
  100. civilian groups in Wuhan are disorganized
  101.  
  102. Soon I was proven wrong, some volunteer groups reached out
  103.  
  104. Some drove medical workers to work
  105.  
  106. Some are in charge of transporting and unloading goods
  107.  
  108. Because there are supplies coming in from Wuhan
  109.  
  110. They are in charge of unloading them and sending them to the hospitals
  111.  
  112. That's what the volunteers are doing
  113.  
  114. I added them on Wechat, I will participate in their activity
  115.  
  116. But I could see...they are under tremendous workload
  117.  
  118. The volunteers have a lot to complain, they don't have it easy
  119.  
  120. The Chinese public don't trust the Red Cross
  121.  
  122. So they sent small packages to the hospitals
  123.  
  124. We saw, in the hospitals' receiving room
  125.  
  126. There were many small packages. But in fact they are very inefficient
  127.  
  128. Think about it, hospitals have to get workers to open them one by one
  129.  
  130. Masks, hazmat suits, of different models, different types
  131.  
  132. Different qualities...they have it all
  133.  
  134. They had to categorize them, inspect them, figure out how to use them
  135.  
  136. The best way is of course from org to org
  137.  
  138. A truckload directly to the hospital. This is the best scenario
  139.  
  140. Volunteers had to help with these things. Small packages from all over the nation
  141.  
  142. It's already a lot to do
  143.  
  144. I saw a volunteer's wechat moment
  145.  
  146. saying that the police is asking them for supplies
  147.  
  148. He was saying "where are all the donations received by the government?"
  149.  
  150. Why is the government asking us civilian groups for supplies?
  151.  
  152. The situation is still...a mess
  153.  
  154. Like I said, I visited people on the Huoshenshan Hospital construction site
  155.  
  156. Workers on the site are working so hard
  157.  
  158. Workers are on 2 or 3 shifts, working 24 hours
  159.  
  160. Mid- to low-level managers, unlike workers,
  161.  
  162. They have no time to rest
  163.  
  164. When they saw us, their eyes were red, their voice shot
  165.  
  166. Saying "I've no time to take care of you. Leave the masks and look around as you wish"
  167.  
  168. "I've not gone home in 3 days. I sleep 2 or 3 hours a day
  169.  
  170. The guy who brought me there works in construction. He knows people in the field
  171.  
  172. The head worker on the site said
  173.  
  174. "We are all from Wuhan. If we die of overwork here. I guess we are martyrs"
  175.  
  176. "If we can do something for Wuhan, then good"
  177.  
  178. Chinese people are really...
  179.  
  180. I hate the saying "Do the labor, don't complain"
  181.  
  182. Why the fuck should they do the labor and not complain?
  183.  
  184. Then
  185.  
  186. I'm going to answer a stupid question
  187.  
  188. "Why couldn't we convert hotels into hospitals?"
  189.  
  190. Because, hospitals for infectious diseases
  191.  
  192. Need to be sectioned into "Red zone", "yellow zone" and "green zone"
  193.  
  194. Places that hold infected patients, cannot let any air out
  195.  
  196. So ordinary hotels cannot hold people who are infected
  197.  
  198. They can be used to quarantine suspected cases, sure
  199.  
  200. The 200 something Japanese people who returned to Japan are now quarantined at a hotel
  201.  
  202. But the hospitals being built now are under "negative pressure"
  203.  
  204. Air pressure inside is lower than air pressure outside
  205.  
  206. Air only goes in, not out
  207.  
  208. They have to have special drainage systems, ensuring
  209.  
  210. all contaminated air, water, etc, won't leak outside
  211.  
  212. This is what they are building
  213.  
  214. In just several days
  215.  
  216. They are racing with time
  217.  
  218. Now I don't know if there will be accidents on the construction site
  219.  
  220. Because all of these companies are working together to build it
  221.  
  222. The requirements are so strict
  223.  
  224. The speed is so high, it's hard not to
  225.  
  226. have hiccups
  227.  
  228. Now let's talk about
  229.  
  230. Yesterday
  231.  
  232. Yesterday, on the 29th
  233.  
  234. I went to Wuhan's NO.5 People's Hospital
  235.  
  236. In No.5 Hospital, there were not many people
  237.  
  238. But I talked to some patients, this time more in depth
  239.  
  240. Before this, I went to
  241.  
  242. Wuhan Central Hospital, there were fewer people due to New Year's Eve
  243.  
  244. Then I went to other hospitals, fewer people as well
  245.  
  246. This is due to a few reasons
  247.  
  248. First
  249.  
  250. most people were "sealed away"at home
  251.  
  252. Some people were not allowed to leave their apartment
  253.  
  254. So
  255.  
  256. how can you go to the hospital if you don't have transportation?
  257.  
  258. This is the first reason
  259.  
  260. The second reason, if you are in the hospital, you know even if you get there
  261.  
  262. You can't get a bed or a diagnostic test, why go at all?
  263.  
  264. I made a video before, complaining that
  265.  
  266. In local chat groups, stupid people were
  267.  
  268. saying whatever they want
  269.  
  270. Then my friend says "Qiushi, you joined a group full of crazies"
  271.  
  272. So he added me to a chat group made of local taxi driver
  273.  
  274. Taxi drivers have the most up-to-date news in the city. Right? Though sometimes they spread rumors
  275.  
  276. These drivers told me
  277.  
  278. Many of them, as early as mid-December, heard from friends and family about the virus
  279.  
  280. Because their friends and families were locals, they knew about the infectious disease
  281.  
  282. They suspected it was SARS
  283.  
  284. Why couldn't we call it SARS?
  285.  
  286. It is SIMILAR to SARS, alright?
  287.  
  288. Why should an ordinary citizen distinguish between SARS and the coronavirus?
  289.  
  290. Now, the Wuhan police
  291.  
  292. doesn't even apologize one bit
  293.  
  294. They only said "your rumormongering is not a serious offense"
  295.  
  296. "Because you mistook the virus for SARS"
  297.  
  298. For example,
  299.  
  300. somebody says "there's a Northeastern Tiger in the mountain, don't go there!"
  301.  
  302. Then
  303.  
  304. A gov official says "there's no tiger!" And then the tiger kills a bunch of people
  305.  
  306. After the gov wakes up to it, they say:
  307.  
  308. "It's not Northeastern Tiger, it's a Huanan Tiger"
  309.  
  310. "You made a mistake. So your rumormongering is only a light offense"
  311.  
  312. You mistook the type of the tiger
  313.  
  314. Let's go back
  315.  
  316. Some taxi drivers knew about it in mid- to late- December
  317.  
  318. Among the taxi drivers, they start to
  319.  
  320. telling each other not to go to Huanan Market
  321.  
  322. Some who used to shop there no longer went there
  323.  
  324. I don't know if Hunan Market is the real source of the virus
  325.  
  326. But it is really a source of the outbreak
  327.  
  328. Understood? I don't know where the virus comes from
  329.  
  330. But Huanan Market is where many people got sick
  331.  
  332. This is why when I went there, the locals were terrified
  333.  
  334. Tha taxi drivers
  335.  
  336. There are about 20,000 taxis in the city.
  337.  
  338. Tens of thousands of Ubers (Didis and the like)
  339.  
  340. The latter were private vehicles
  341.  
  342. Taxis were a public service, belonging to Taxi companies
  343.  
  344. They requisitioned 6000 taxis to "ensure supply"
  345.  
  346. "Ensure transportation needs"
  347.  
  348. But how they went about doing it?
  349.  
  350. Every neighborhood has 4 taxis
  351.  
  352. One neighborhood jurisdiction has at least several apartment complexes
  353.  
  354. For example, Tiantongyuan of Beijing
  355.  
  356. With it's zone 1, zone 2....in total it has 600,000 to 1 million people
  357.  
  358. Wuhan has 11-14 million people
  359.  
  360. Let's say 5 million have left the city, 9 million remain
  361.  
  362. A neighborhood has a population in the 10,000s or 100,000s
  363.  
  364. ONLY 4 TAXIS?
  365.  
  366. They say the taxis were for "emergency goods transportation"
  367.  
  368. Or "critically ill patients".
  369.  
  370. The taxis are mostly "for goods", not "for people"
  371.  
  372. JUST 4 TAXIS. If you need it, you have to call the neighborhood office
  373.  
  374. The neighborhood volunteer has to help you arrange it
  375.  
  376. Basically, you won't get to use it!
  377.  
  378. So yesterday, a local lent me a scooter
  379.  
  380. When I rode it and went to the street, many people were riding scooters or shared bikes to go to the hospital
  381.  
  382. Wuhan is huge! I feel like its area is bigger than Beijing!
  383.  
  384. It's separated by the river, into
  385.  
  386. Hankou, Wuchang... several boroughs, it's huge
  387.  
  388. That's why people are not at the hospital
  389.  
  390. Why hospitals were not crowded.
  391.  
  392. Many people have no way of going there
  393.  
  394. It's like 'Brother Mask' said
  395.  
  396. Patients rely on 120 emergency ambulance for transport
  397.  
  398. Are there enough ambulences or taxis? No
  399.  
  400. Taxi drivers also complained that they were asked to "ensure supply"
  401.  
  402. They have to buy their own masks and hazmat suits
  403.  
  404. Let's continue
  405.  
  406. There's not enough logistical power
  407.  
  408. A huge amount of people are "locked down"
  409.  
  410. Some people even suspected
  411.  
  412. If I didn't see it for myself...
  413.  
  414. heard with my own ears...
  415.  
  416. I will say "some people suspect"
  417.  
  418. I can't be like people on the internet
  419.  
  420. I have my own face at stake
  421.  
  422. I will only tell you what I saw and heard in real life
  423.  
  424. I won't just spread a screenshot or a video from the internet
  425.  
  426. Some people suspect the hospitals drove the patients away
  427.  
  428. Because Premier Li Keqiang was visiting
  429.  
  430. That's why you see a dwindling number of patients in the hospital
  431.  
  432. Yesterday, I went to No.5 Hospital
  433.  
  434. It was fairly orderly
  435.  
  436. Many people are here for the test kits
  437.  
  438. So that they can be sure whether they are confirmed
  439.  
  440. I blended in with the crowd, stood in line
  441.  
  442. I pretended to be a patient and stood in line with others
  443.  
  444. I asked "how many days have you been coughing or having a fever?"
  445.  
  446. "Are you here for a diagnosis or checkup?"
  447.  
  448. "You are holding a CT scan, why are you here?"
  449.  
  450. "Is it just you who got infected, or is your family infected too?"
  451.  
  452. Some patients had coughed for days
  453.  
  454. and had a fever for days
  455.  
  456. the meds are not driving away the fever
  457.  
  458. They are "suspected"
  459.  
  460. But being a "suspected" case is psychological torture!
  461.  
  462. I coughed for 6 days. How are my symptoms not serious?
  463.  
  464. Don't you try and tell me that again!
  465.  
  466. Don't you try and tell me again!
  467.  
  468. Then, in hospital reception
  469.  
  470. Sorry, my thoughts are disorganized
  471.  
  472. The nurse at the reception
  473.  
  474. was registering patients and handing out numbers
  475.  
  476. like "you are no. 126, there are test kits today."
  477.  
  478. "Go stand in line on the 2nd floor, Department of Testing"
  479.  
  480. "Those of you who can confirm their infections, they can stop worrying whether they got it."
  481.  
  482. Some local friends hooked me up with an "suspected" patient
  483.  
  484. And I followed him to see the process of seeking medical treatment
  485.  
  486. I saw a patient
  487.  
  488. Yesterday afternoon, I went to Hospital No.5
  489.  
  490. Then I followed the patient to Tongji Hospital
  491.  
  492. I talked to him, and other patients at Tongji Hospital
  493.  
  494. Many people have gone to 3 to 5 hospitals
  495.  
  496. and were deemed "suspected infections"
  497.  
  498. He said originally, he had a shadow on his left lung
  499.  
  500. glass-like shadow
  501.  
  502. Then he got it in both of his lungs
  503.  
  504. Along with other symptoms
  505.  
  506. He had trouble breathing, he felt sick
  507.  
  508. but
  509.  
  510. When he arrived at Tongji
  511.  
  512. With his scan
  513.  
  514. It's the first time I ever felt frightened
  515.  
  516. It's...
  517.  
  518. More than a dozen oxygen tanks at the entrance
  519.  
  520. With "full of oxygen, be careful" on them
  521.  
  522. Inside...
  523.  
  524. People are lying on benches
  525.  
  526. There are added beds in the hallway
  527.  
  528. There are added beds near the bathroom!
  529.  
  530. 60-70% of the patients are inhaling oxygen
  531.  
  532. Some people are inhaling pressurized oxygen with a mask
  533.  
  534. If it's not pneumonia, why the need for pressurized oxygen?
  535.  
  536. When I went with a local patient to seek medical treatment
  537.  
  538. His brother went with him
  539.  
  540. He said "if it weren't for my brother, I wouldn't dare come here. Why are you here?"
  541.  
  542. We have to disinfect ourselves thoroughly going in and out.
  543.  
  544. When we saw doctors...and medical workers
  545.  
  546. The patient I went with was not well-organized
  547.  
  548. He forgot his newest scan for the doctor
  549.  
  550. The doctor said: "where's your scan? not the one from 5 days ago. the new one"
  551.  
  552. He said "I only have a picture of it in my phone"
  553.  
  554. The doctor said "I need the scan. This is too small"
  555.  
  556. The patient said "Can I get diagnsoed first?"
  557.  
  558. The doc said "it's not your call. We have to evaluate you first"
  559.  
  560. After that, we have to prioritize critically ill patients. Because we don't have enough test kits
  561.  
  562. NOT ENOUGH TEST KITS!
  563.  
  564. I saw online that Tianjin gave Wuhan 10,000 test kits
  565.  
  566. But just Wuhan alone has 10 million people!
  567.  
  568. Distributed to all the hospitals
  569.  
  570. Only a few hundred test kits per hospital
  571.  
  572. There's not enough!
  573.  
  574. Some locals said the hospitals will keep some test kits for the doctors
  575.  
  576. I think that's fine. Who will save you if the doctors get sick?
  577.  
  578. China has a saying: "let's not worry about how to share the pie. Let's make the pie big first!"
  579.  
  580. But now the pie isn't big enough!
  581.  
  582. If you are a doctor, and tens of thousands of patients ask you for test kits
  583.  
  584. And you only have a few hundreds
  585.  
  586. How do you distribute them?
  587.  
  588. That's why some patients, after going to 5 or 6 hospitals, gave up
  589.  
  590. Because they have to stand in line for a long time to get diagnosed. Only when they are diagnosed
  591.  
  592. can they be allowed inside the hospital
  593.  
  594. All of the hospitals I went to told me there weren't enough beds. No beds
  595.  
  596. That's why they are building the hospital!
  597.  
  598. Yesterday, that patient
  599.  
  600. didn't end up getting tested
  601.  
  602. Docs, nurses, their attitudes were great. In their suits, sweating like that
  603.  
  604. They were so tired, but they were still working and guiding you
  605.  
  606. Doctors were seeing patients, and guards were maintaining order
  607.  
  608. It was already better managed than before, but
  609.  
  610. patients in the hospital yards, they were still helpless
  611.  
  612. Some were receiving IV on the bench
  613.  
  614. Those more well-off had their IV in their car
  615.  
  616. They hang the IV bottle on a tree
  617.  
  618. Those without cars just did so outside, in the cold
  619.  
  620. They sat on the stoops, hanging their bottle on a stick
  621.  
  622. I'm only telling you what I saw and heard personally from the patients
  623.  
  624. Rumours online
  625.  
  626. There are so many of them
  627.  
  628. If you want rumours, go online. I only say what I saw
  629.  
  630. This is the case with this patient, in his 40s, a guy
  631.  
  632. He was steps away from crying in front of me
  633.  
  634. "I had coughed and had a fever for a week"
  635.  
  636. "Now my brother has a fever"
  637.  
  638. "My mother-in-law has a fever"
  639.  
  640. "A day before the lockdown"
  641.  
  642. "I had supper with my relatives."
  643.  
  644. "I went to my mother-in-law's and had dinner with them."
  645.  
  646. "I played Mahjong with my old classmates"
  647.  
  648. "I was in contact with a dozen people!"
  649.  
  650. "If I'm confirmed, what's going to happen to them?"
  651.  
  652. "It is over for my whole family"
  653.  
  654. This is what he told me in person
  655.  
  656. then
  657.  
  658. Other news, for example
  659.  
  660. I've been in contact with Japan's Foreign Ministry
  661.  
  662. In the past, I'd gone to Japan through them. I had a relationship with officials there
  663.  
  664. Now, they don't really respond to my Wechat anymore
  665.  
  666. I asked to shoot their repatriation procedure
  667.  
  668. I want to interact with the embassy, I want to know how serious this outbreak is
  669.  
  670. Because your repatriation might cause panic among Chinese people. This is important
  671.  
  672. But he said...we can't arrange that for you
  673.  
  674. Now, they say about 200 Japanese people are repatriated
  675.  
  676. How many were confirmed?
  677.  
  678. You should pay attention to this:
  679.  
  680. How many were confirmed cases among the 200 Japanese citizens?
  681.  
  682. This ratio is important! It is important! Do you understand?
  683.  
  684. Let' continue
  685.  
  686. Sorry, my thoughts are disorganized. Because I've started to be frightened
  687.  
  688. I am frightened
  689.  
  690. Because Wuhan locals won't go to the hospital unless they are truly worried about themselves
  691.  
  692. There is no one on the street. The locals are really terrified
  693.  
  694. I'm jealous of those CCTV guys!
  695.  
  696. They could go inside Jinyintan Hospital's infected zone
  697.  
  698. But they are safer than me
  699.  
  700. They are fully protected, with hazmat suits, the whole thing
  701.  
  702. Jinyintan Hospital has red zone, yellow zone, and green zone
  703.  
  704. Red is infected zone, yellow is danger zone, green is safety zone
  705.  
  706. CCTV people were in the green zone, interviewing the patients with videochat
  707.  
  708. That's safe! I was in the clinic!
  709.  
  710. I couldn't go to the in-patient area. It was not allowed.
  711.  
  712. No way I am allowed to interview local experts or officials
  713.  
  714. But who knows how many people were infected with the virus?
  715.  
  716. All doctors there were in full hazmat suits
  717.  
  718. I only have goggles and two masks
  719.  
  720. I had a coat, which I disinfect everyday. I hang it outside, for fear of infections
  721.  
  722. I reek of disinfectant!
  723.  
  724. Nobody dares to go to the hospital
  725.  
  726. Before I came, I wanted to contact Caixin
  727.  
  728. Because before the lockdown, Caixin was the only outlet that was in Wuhan
  729.  
  730. no other outlets!
  731.  
  732. Interviewing for news is a professional skill
  733.  
  734. Not just waving a phone to take videos, that's not news
  735.  
  736. I try hard not to tell you rumors I heard. I am only telling you what I experienced.
  737.  
  738. I tried contacting Caixin through friends, I couldn't.
  739.  
  740. I found someone who worked there. He didn't want to talk to me. Nobody dared talk to me
  741.  
  742. Even less likely that CCTV will talk to me
  743.  
  744. Yesterday, I met an anchor from a TV station in Guangdong. That was nice.
  745.  
  746. I wanted to learn about how to do a professional interview
  747.  
  748. I shouted out to Wang Zhian on twitter
  749.  
  750. He is an investigative reporter, who reported on Zhou Libo, or whoever it is, about the boxing school
  751.  
  752. I had Laoliang's Wechat
  753.  
  754. While Liang was still in China, I asked him if I could join Wang Zhi'an's team
  755.  
  756. Wang is one of the few investigative reporters left
  757.  
  758. Now, according to stats, there are less than 200 investigative reporters in China
  759.  
  760. This time, there is no reporter around
  761.  
  762. I tried reaching out to him on twitter, I hope he teaches me how to
  763.  
  764. interview effectively, how to cut to the chase
  765.  
  766. I reached him eventualy. He taught be a little.
  767.  
  768. Then, finally, I heard there was one reporter from a Hongkong TV station
  769.  
  770. she hasn't returned home
  771.  
  772. I finally got her on Wechat, and she speaks Chinese
  773.  
  774. I thought I met a comrade. I said "Can we exchange information? Can we interview together?"
  775.  
  776. She said: "Lawyer Chen, I haven't left for 6, 7 days. I have been in the hotel."
  777.  
  778. The TV station ordered us not to leave. We had to protect the safety of our staff
  779.  
  780. "So Lawyer Chen, you have done more than all of us"
  781.  
  782. "If you have news, please share with us."
  783.  
  784. Now I know what it feels to be alone!
  785.  
  786. I contacted the reporter from New York Times, in Wuhan
  787.  
  788. I contacted him on Twitter, I don't know where he is yet
  789.  
  790. His name is Bai-something. I read through his tweets
  791.  
  792. I don't know if he's Chinese. But he can write Chinese.
  793.  
  794. I saw his twitter. I also don't see any pictures from the clinic, the infected zone
  795.  
  796. Nobody is on location!
  797.  
  798. That's why I'm starting to get scared.
  799.  
  800. Especially...I heard news from a Japanese outlet
  801.  
  802. A driver who received tour groups from Wuhan
  803.  
  804. who only helped guests handle luggage, he is infected!
  805.  
  806. I have been on the frontline for 3 or 4 days, in the clinic
  807.  
  808. Psychological stress
  809.  
  810. can really break you down
  811.  
  812. For example, many patients seeking help
  813.  
  814. Some told me "it might just be a cold, but I have to be sure"
  815.  
  816. "If you don't diagnose me, how would I know?"
  817.  
  818. That's why he's here. But there are only hundreds of test kits.
  819.  
  820. Why would they use it on you, somebody who's only coughing?
  821.  
  822. But these patients are really unhappy, saying...
  823.  
  824. "You only serve the critically ill. My symptoms are light now, but you have to wait until they become critical-level?"
  825.  
  826. "When I become gravely ill, can you still save my life?"
  827.  
  828. But we only have a few hundred test kits!
  829.  
  830. Yesterday, I...
  831.  
  832. I saw another dead body in Tongji Hospital
  833.  
  834. His face was not covered. This time he was sitting.
  835.  
  836. Is he okay?
  837.  
  838. He passed away
  839.  
  840. He died?
  841.  
  842. Yes. [Unclear]
  843.  
  844. "Have they not found a vehicle to transport him?"
  845.  
  846. They are going to put him in the morgue
  847.  
  848. He was so gravely ill. But the car arrived too late.
  849.  
  850. "He's passed..." [Unclear]
  851.  
  852. I don't know by "car", if she meant the ambulance
  853.  
  854. but think
  855.  
  856. You hear ambulances, intended for critically ill patients, all the time on the street
  857.  
  858. Especially at night, there was nothing but ambulance. Do you know how scary it is?
  859.  
  860. The old man...after a while, we left and came back
  861.  
  862. We saw them wrap him up in a yellow body bag and send him away
  863.  
  864. This is what I saw yesterday in Tongji Hospital
  865.  
  866. I'm under a lot of stress. These days, my breathing has been labored
  867.  
  868. My chest hurts a bit
  869.  
  870. I don't know. I hope it's just stress.
  871.  
  872. I have diarrhea, because I've always had that problem
  873.  
  874. I have a weak digestive system, and I've drunk a lot of milk
  875.  
  876. One of the symptoms is diarrhea
  877.  
  878. And lung problems
  879.  
  880. Maybe it's because 5 or 6 hours of wearing masks, not enough air....that I have chest pain
  881.  
  882. I sent my location to a few friends in Wuhan yesterday
  883.  
  884. Because, only Brother Mask knew where I lived
  885.  
  886. I don't even know Brother Mask's name. I'm not good with names or faces
  887.  
  888. Okay, this is Jan 29th.
  889.  
  890. What I saw
  891.  
  892. Again, I'm only telling you what I saw
  893.  
  894. What patients' family told me in person
  895.  
  896. Lack of masks, lack of hazmat suits and protections
  897.  
  898. Lack of supplies in general
  899.  
  900. Most importantly, lack of test kits
  901.  
  902. No test kits, no diagnoses
  903.  
  904. You can only quarantine yourself at home
  905.  
  906. If there are test kits
  907.  
  908. you still need a bed
  909.  
  910. If you have bed, you still need a doctor
  911.  
  912. You can't just have a line of patients lying there without a doctor
  913.  
  914. we need doctors
  915.  
  916. The outbreak is still serious. Many problems are not solved.
  917.  
  918. today
  919.  
  920. that's about it
  921.  
  922. I should go out for interviews today
  923.  
  924. I talked to the NYT reporter
  925.  
  926. I asked him if I could interview him. He said he could not be photographed
  927.  
  928. He wanted to interview me instead
  929.  
  930. That's it. Today I am talkative. I talked for more than 20 minutes
  931.  
  932. That's it.
  933.  
  934. I will do my best to perk up.
  935.  
  936. I will.
  937.  
  938. The department of justice called me again.
  939.  
  940. Qingdao Police Station called me as well
  941.  
  942. They asked me where I was. They asked me to cooperate with their investigation.
  943.  
  944. I said "I was in Wuhan". They asked "why?"
  945.  
  946. I said "if you don't know I'm in Wuhan, why are you looking for me?"
  947.  
  948. to cooperate with what?
  949.  
  950. They asked "where do you live in Wuhan?"
  951.  
  952. I said "at a friend's"
  953.  
  954. They are talking to my parents
  955.  
  956. yesterday, or the day before
  957.  
  958. My mom said "don't I worry about him more than you?"
  959.  
  960. "Don't I wish him to return more than you?"
  961.  
  962. I am scared.
  963.  
  964. I have the virus in front of me.
  965.  
  966. Behind me is China's law enforcement
  967.  
  968. But I will perk up
  969.  
  970. If I am still alive in this city
  971.  
  972. I will continue my report
  973.  
  974. I will only tell you what I saw, what I heard
  975.  
  976. I love to say emotional things
  977.  
  978. I'm saying this harsh thing right here
  979.  
  980. Fuck you, I'm not even scared of death
  981.  
  982. You think I'm scared of you Chinese Communist Party?
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