I Was Forced Into a Chinese Hospital

During the worst viral pandemic in over a decade

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Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
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Photo of my finger

Danger Zone

The reason I hadn’t gone to hospital sooner is because of the virus pandemic sweeping China. As the virus spreads and worsens, the government is encouraging us more and more to stay home and only leave in cases of real emergency.


I went to the hospital at midnight, hoping it would be less busy. I’d seen videos online of the lines of people queuing up for their chance to get inside the hospital and be treated. I was lucky on this night because there were no lines, instead there were beds everywhere.

Just do it

My partner and I nervously agreed and were told to wait somewhere.

The Surgery

With my hand held in his above an absorbent towel on a stainless steel table, the surgeon held a razorblade against the side of my finger.

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I write articles that inform and delight from my anti-virus bunker in Shanghai, China. 🇦🇺 🇨🇳

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