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Dec 27, 2022 08:00 PM
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Blog: Living Through the Pandemic Different in Rural China

pictureA mobile medical team distributes free antipyretic drugs to residents of a village in Zaozhuang, East China’s Shandong province, on Thursday. Photo: VCG
pictureA mobile medical team distributes free antipyretic drugs to residents of a village in Zaozhuang, East China’s Shandong province, on Thursday. Photo: VCG

My home village in Henan province seemed to survive the pandemic.

Almost every member of every family there had “a cold,” my father told me. Many have recovered, and most of the young people felt under the weather for just a day or two.

Every one of the 20 odd seniors in the village got through the wave. None had to call for an ambulance — even though one probably wouldn’t have come — because it would’ve cost so much.

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