This is how it is to leave the harsh confinement of Shanghai by covid-19


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Shanghai (CNN) — Over the hum of the plane’s engines, I could hear the stewardess consoling a passenger sitting a couple of rows behind me. “You’re out, and now you’re safe,” she said warmly. Our plane had just taken off from Shanghai, a city of gleaming skyscrapers, home to 25 million people who are now slowly being worn away by China’s relentless covid-zero regime. As she approached my row, the stewardess addressed me with the same concerned tone. “I see you’re out with this little guy,” she said, looking at my rescue dog, Chairman, asleep in his bag under the...