Some 0f you subscribe to my personal blog, and I’m very mindful of keeping the personal distinct from the professional. I’m reblogging this from the personal side not just because it references the eyeglass market and the heroic whistle blowing ophthalmologist in China toward the outset, but because it’s such a phenomenal piece of journalism that I’m bullish on sharing.
If you read nothing else about the Chinese perspective on our current pandemic, I urge you to read this phenomenal article by Peter Hessler just published in The New Yorker magazine. Hessler’s article is one the finest pieces of journalism I’ve ever seen, not just on the subject of COVID-19, but generally speaking. And if you have neither the time nor the inclination to wade through the depths of it with your eyes, please use the button at the outset of the article to give the 48 minute narration a listen. I promise you won’t be disappointed, nor will you ever look at this pandemic the same. Particularly for those of us outside of China, it helps to appreciate the cultural differences. As a bonus, if you listen to the excellent narration, you’ll also learn some proper Chinese pronunciation.