Clearly at this late stage of the game, it has been shown that lockdowns do not produce zero Covid; evidence for this has been given in other blogs over the past months summarising research. Further, one reason is that the Covid virus spreads quickly and probably has already infected a large portion of the population before the lockdown commences. Then as people are allowed out to shop, it is all pointless anyway. Commo China realises these limits and has welded its worker bees into their hives, literally welding shut factory doors, locking down apartments. It will not produce zero Covid, only mass deaths from starvation.
So why do it? Some suppose that it is a way of harming the West by stopping essential exports. But this does seem a bit like cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face, if I got the old saying right. Probably it is a show of force to local populations that the CCP means business and that they will need to be prepared to suffer big time as China goes to war with America. Or, maybe, it is the brain child of some technocrat in the CCP cob web who thought it would be a cool idea, and was eager to flex his bureaucratic muscle. Whatever; it has naught to do with disease control.