U.S. Chinese Communities Fundraising & Sending Medical Supplies To China To Combat The COVID-19 Virus.
Never occured to I that Chinese residents, in China, would need AID from outside. Yes, I had heard that they had run out of face masks — but I also knew that 95% of face masks produced in the world must be made in China.
Plus, like you, I watched those videos, in amazement, as China built huge hospitals — to fight the virus — in 10-days.
I had fallen into the trap of thinking that the Chinese Government was omnipotent and had more money and resources than they knew what to do with.
Would appear that this is not exactly the case. I checked base with a couple of Chinese friends, living and working in the U.S. (locally), and heard this:
“We have been busy doing medical relief supply fundraising for hospitals in China. We have 4th and 5th batch of supplies to out tomorrow to two hospital with 500 surgical gowns and 1200 isolation gowns“.
I was gobsmacked. I had not heard about this at all. I would have thought Governments & Aid Organizations (e.g., WHO, Red Cross) would be doing this. Not individual Chinese citizens living in the U.S.
I am, of course, also impressed and humbled.
1,200 isolation gowns. 500 surgical gowns.
Shipping anything to China, for reasons I can never fathom, is expensive. So, WOW, WOW, WOW.
I wanted to share this with you because I am sure that this is not common knowledge.
I will keep you posted.
‘Vera’ (Detective Show) — Unjustifiable Bias Towards Interracial Couples Is Starting To Ruin The Show!
We (and by that I mean all of us in the household) LOVE the show. ‘Vera’ has become one of our FAVORITE British shows. Just do a quick search (here) for my rave blog posts.
The show has always made a point of showing a varied cast — with non-whites in every episode. That is GOOD. And I appreciate that MY Britain is very multiracial. Love the trouble they have gone to be inclusive.
I also have no issues whatsoever with INTERRACIAL RELATIONSHIPS & MARRIAGES.
Let’s face it. I, literally, have SKIN in the game. Every relationship and marriage I have had has been interracial. So, I have NO problem with them. But, at the same time I do not want anyone demeaning them — and, of course, NOT taking the mickey out of them! And it has come to that with ‘Vera’ Season 10. Four episodes so far, and EVERY ONE has had an interracial couple. That is TOO MUCH. That is too in your face. I am no longer amused.
Yes, I looked up the stats. Interracial marriages, though on the rise (as it should be), still accounts for less than 10%. Way, way, way lower than in the U.S.
The show’s obsession is misplaced.
Well, this was bothering I. It genuinely was. It was getting in the way. I had to write this. SMILE.