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How China Built a Hospital in 10 Days

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Christian Durr (8 minutes ago)
China: blulds Hospital in 10 days | USA: build tower in 10 months
EuroDancer 98 (1 hour ago)
Spoiler: They didn't
TexStar Gaming (2 hours ago)
This doesn't make up the fact that China was the one who caused the outbreak to reach this far. Arresting people who speak out on the Virus. THIS IS THEIR FAULT! ALL OF IT! DOWN WITH CHINA!
Choi'Story (2 hours ago)
Regardless of its quality and success or failure, I am impressed. It was possible because it was China. The party says it needs to be done, they do. Is it good or bad?
deSuperNoodle (3 hours ago)
ABHEY SEHRAWAT (4 hours ago)
These are the cases where democracy fails because in democracy they would have taken 3 months just to decide if there is a need for an extra hospital.
Sriparno Baksi (6 hours ago)
By China Work.
robox91 (6 hours ago)
I work at a company who could do this. I only need a lot more colleague's.
Shane Zhang (7 hours ago)
The virus was intensionally leaked from the P4 lab for GOD'S SAKE.
Mikhail Angel (8 hours ago)
quarantine facilities, more like medical interment camps
Yuri Chan (8 hours ago)
An hundreds construction worker build Wuhan hospital in 10 Days Same speed as One Minecrafter build Wuhan Hospital in Creative Mode for 10 days 1 Days Clearing the area and make combination project 1 Days build the foundation 4 Days Interior 2 Days working on Redstone and Command Block 2 Days Detailing
Joshua Tidalgo (8 hours ago)
And collapses 1 day after built.
Akbar Mutasa (9 hours ago)
Just took 25 years building one in my city here in Africa, of course thanks to AID and NGO programs
Swaggy Country (9 hours ago)
8:46 I thought they hated them. Oh well.
Huehuehue Hue (11 hours ago)
1420 virus 1620 virus 1720 virus 1820 virus 1920 virus 2020 virus coincidence? I THINK FUCKING NOT
Colin (11 hours ago)
Yeah great hospitals they built 😂China Numba 1! Quality level of leaky hospital 👍
9JSfilms (12 hours ago)
Do a video on the logistics of the US census this year.
GalacticPasta (13 hours ago)
Atlanta: we can rebuild part of I-85 in 35 days. Wuhan, China: *Bet* *Builds hospital in 10 days*
Serena (14 hours ago)
Imagine living near the construction site
Everquest Sales (14 hours ago)
They didn't...
Eff Gee (15 hours ago)
A man is infected with a new virus in Wuhan City Build a new hospital 嘿 Build the hospital And off to the cure Prepare the face mask Quarantine the infected And make the cure The new hospital collection from China.
Cookie Squad (25 minutes ago)
Eff Gee now that’s comedy
RM Hang (15 hours ago)
First of all, this virus would less likely start in US.(either WMD or wild animal consumption) they do not need in the first place. Secondly, infrastructure well built in developed countries. So they do not need in rush. Thirdly, the power of control, Not a single westerner like it. I mean it. some westerners saying how much they love China is because they never in deep touch with China. So if you are from western world, there is no need to envy this. there is an old saying in China : 生在福中不知福(Fools never know when they are well off.)
Wheresmyeyebrow (16 hours ago)
The hospital is now leaking water extremely badly Please remember that this is China we're talking about. This hospital is built like shit.
Lelouch Yagami (16 hours ago)
India : can't make everyone poop in toilets instead of streets.
Matt Kaczmarczyk (18 hours ago)
as the world's largest manufacturer this virus could spark a potential world recession CHINA BE LIKE EHH NNNOOOO
Darth Tiberius (18 hours ago)
>believing anything communists say how about you check the sulfur dioxide levels around the outbreak centres in china and work out how much of it is present in a body
Matt Kaczmarczyk (18 hours ago)
this is why 中国 matters in our modern world, they get s*$t done
JH_Monty (19 hours ago)
england: builds a train line in 40 years china: builds a hospital in 10
Kathryn Carter (19 hours ago)
What an impressive response by China & construction company. We should all acknowledge the effort & expertise in action here.
mike buglioli (20 hours ago)
These are not hospitals, they are jails where people are just fed and if they live, great, if not, oh well.
PyroRomancer (20 hours ago)
There's reports of waste water leaking from the ceiling and walls in those hospital's. It's also reported that NCOV19 survives passing through the bowels of humans I feel like this channel has either been bought by the CCP or even worst, lost it's integrity.
baer008 (21 hours ago)
How China managed to fool the west into thinking they were able to manage the Coronavirus and safe their population. Yes propaganda still works...
MaryLiz Games (21 hours ago)
They did that in 10 days, and here in Shetland they spent like 20 years just debating about building a new high school in Lerwick (Shetland's capital), to replace the now old one.
Noukz (22 hours ago)
R.I.P. Li Wenliang
Anya Roxane (22 hours ago)
china is hiding the real numbers until now just as they did coverup the virus... they even rejected help from the usa and soon after whined about the usa not helping them...
thot (1 day ago)
These are not hospitals But quarantine zones People there don't have any medicine So thare isn't any machins, water etc just zone where sick people stay Information in this video is not exactly true And they are locking them in their houses witch metal bars ( you can see this on twiter or on mr.obvius yt chanel) Sorry for my English 😓
Shivas Thong (1 day ago)
Nah those are tiny cells for the infected.
Eshwara Shawn (1 day ago)
Normal made in China.. just like LEGO build!!
shah (1 day ago)
Long live democracies. 😴😴😴😴
Ron McDon (1 day ago)
having lived in china for 6 years, they do build super fast. they built a mall across the street from me in a freaking year. they go 24 hours a day, 2 shifts. day shift and night shift. i actually hated that fucking night shift
Jason Salim (1 day ago)
Meanwhile DNC can’t run election on small state.
siddhant agrawal (1 day ago)
In india it would take 10 years. And i am not just making jokes, it would literally take 10 year to build this much big goverment hospital.
Jasmine Edwards (1 day ago)
Smh America needed step they game up
D H (1 day ago)
While many hate communism, there are good to it if the government is aware of what it needs to do for its ppl. It is a country of 1 billion ppl and chaos is easy of there are no iron fist control. With that said, this enables the country to do almost anything it wanted to at the fastest and cheapest rate. Unlike US where military contractors and other private companies gets huge chunks of money from the development. It's idea is wages of ppl must be sufficient Vs the development. When cost are low, they can afford to pay workers better. This can be reflected by huge amount of Chinese going for holidays around the world. It's white and blue collar groups are growing and this sustain the country. Most major cooperation are owned or co-owned by the government thus diverting back the money to the country for development such as railway and roads. This is something the few rich at West will not allow to happen. Each country has its unique way to handle situations and in China, they know their strength is people. They have lot and lot of people.
tyler89557 (1 day ago)
China: Builds a hospital in 10 days Also China: Attempts to cover up the Wuhan virus instead of actually treating it, as a result it has spread to a multitude of different countries. Still refuses to reveal the true death toll and number of infected to save face.
OneAndOnly Lokey (1 day ago)
When this shit collapses in a few years. We will know they just BS for 10 days.
Eason Lin (1 day ago)
Speed is not the point dude and never try to describe the event as if Chinese government did it well they didn't. They hid things and even fined a doc who originally said that there's the virus. And to those who admire the 10-day shit: would you like to give up the process of discussion, the voting rights, freedom of speech, freedom of news, rule of law, democracy and a lot of things you have now to achieve that shit? Understand the situation better then talk please
Chicken (2 days ago)
Its is Mostly Old People dying from the Virus
joker 69 (2 days ago)
Actually,You're wrong. China constructed the hospital in just 8 days.
worldofpaul12 (2 days ago)
Wendover: "It began with an ordinary event" Also Wendover: "when a man ate a wild ass bat"
Bruised Lee (2 days ago)
That’s how they fast to cover up dead toll.
1mikhaelone (2 days ago)
04:20 this is what you came here for
long yap (2 days ago)
broke in 3 days after raining
Electro-Cute (2 days ago)
They didn't build a hospital. They built a glorified warehouse for people to get cross contaminated in. It is a morgue.
Andrew Ferguson (2 days ago)
Yeah right a real functioning hospital lol
Southern Romanian (2 days ago)
Comments are full of China shills.
Gregory Ashton (2 days ago)
Quick answer: Propaganda
Gregory Ashton (2 days ago)
It’s emerged that it might not have been from eating the bats, but from scientists carrying out tests on bats.
Steve Pierre (2 days ago)
It's literally a death camp not a hospital, If you see a leak footage from the patients who treated there the building is begin to crumble already, the walls and ceiling is falling down and water is leaking everywhere, you can catch the virus just being there...Lmao!!
The5thSaints (2 days ago)
hospital and quarantine center are not the same thing
yayat kostaman (2 days ago)
China : How to build a hospital in ten days. Corona : How to kill 100 people in a day. China : ??????????
Sheryl Ramsey (2 days ago)
Well it’s not holding up that well.
nhat vinh ly (2 days ago)
if you wanna build a hospital in 10 days . go live in china and get please get the virus
Zack Scriven (2 days ago)
It's a conspiracy.
Tuan Nguyen (2 days ago)
This is nothing new to China because in 2003 China built the hospital in a week for SARS epidemic.
Tuan Nguyen (2 days ago)
I believe this can happen in other countries too except the US because the US has all the bs rules and laws which prevent all the lawsuit arise in the future.
chendaddy (2 days ago)
I remember when I moved to DC in 2004, they said they planned to have a metro line out to Dulles Airport in ten years. I thought to myself, wow ten years is a really long time, but that'd be extremely convenient. It's been 16 years. The metro line still doesn't go out to Dulles Airport. #USA
Newt (2 days ago)
Small error at the beginning of the video.. It hasn't been confirmed that one ate an infected animal. Transmission route not confirmed.
Greg E (2 days ago)
Falling apart after a month..Watch at 24:10. https://youtu.be/TOHIhshyWE4
Greg E (2 days ago)
Too bad it's already falling apart..
mikeybhoy28 (2 days ago)
China: Builds a hospital in 10 days UK: Fixes a small stretch of motorway in 3 years that by the time they reach the end, the first section needs to be re-repaired again.
Jackie Scum (2 days ago)
It doesn’t mean anything if it’s a pos. The hospital is leaking badly already.
anastasiagirl1342 (2 days ago)
They should have stopped the flights.
Slick Pickle (2 days ago)
now it's leaking lmao, epic fail
Sarukh Khan King of The World (2 days ago)
I am building garden shed in my back yard. It took more than a month and I m still building. I dont know when this is going to end.
man wah (2 days ago)
How China Built a Hospital in 10 Days AND Falling Apart Due to Winds and Snow in 3 days lul
Jose antonio Paul (2 days ago)
That's how it get it done.god bless China .
CurtisCT (2 days ago)
All the juvenile comments aside, there are very good reasons why it would be impossible to duplicate such a feat in western countries and why medical facilities in the West take years to build, and it has nothing to do with incompetence or red tape. There's a very long list of safety measures and preconditions, like environmental impact studies, fire protection measures, logistics studies, etc., that must be met before construction can even begin. These measures might slow down a building project and they might cost a lot of money, but hundreds of years of experience has shown that this is the best and safest way to avoid structural failures as well as survive unforeseen catastrophes. Yes, China has without a doubt accomplished a very remarkable task, but it would surprise no one if the building structures begin to fail after a few short years or if contaminants begin polluting the environment thereby causing another epidemic in the local population. Which is precisely the reason why Western journalists were specifically excluded from reporting on the building process: they would have undoubtedly introduced an unwanted measure of scrutiny and uncovered any substandard building practices.
Jame Htoo (2 days ago)
Is not hospital 🏥 bro is empty room to put people 😫
Zevip (3 days ago)
well, thats why china is number 1. And almost 45 to 60% of things we have is made from china.
陈思羽 (3 days ago)
we don't know if the first person who got it from eating or contacting wild animals... most likely contacting since contacting is a much bigger risk...
ZekE DaK (3 days ago)
They ate a bat that's how they did it
Robin Lamott (3 days ago)
UMM People have been eating the weirdest wild animals since the beginning of time, that's just BS. This came from a US lab, to destroy China
blattimus (3 days ago)
There are a lot of people on this forum fondly praising the efficiency at construction — of mass detention facilities for those suspected of having the virus, not hospitals — of this evil mass-murdering human rights-abusing dictatorship.  Nazi Germany was also very efficient at organizing the labor of unwilling people for media-friendly public works projects. Are you people also going to wax on about how much speedy construction they achieved while working these political prisoners to death?
Gechu ZHAO (3 days ago)
Meanwhile in France, it took years for sncf to decide to buy some new train, cost a few billion, then took a long time shipping the trains, and turned out those trains were wider than the platforms....
csont tót (3 days ago)
Not hospital, dying place
Trials and Tribulations (3 days ago)
Kind of odd how he doesn't mention how China denied and covered up the Corona Virus, declined CDC support, or how China manipulated WHO to exclude Taiwan even after China exported the Corona Virus to Taiwan. China also arrested doctors and journalists who had the audacity to broadcast the existence of the Corona Virus. Any bets on how long the hospital will stand before collapsing?
Rabia - (3 days ago)
This is how they probably build their concentration camps too
Mesin Foe (3 days ago)
This is chinese speed
Sâm Nguyễn Thị (3 days ago)
At first, Goverment wanted to build in 3 days
Mios Novos (3 days ago)
Minecraft 2.0
Yuan Tronz (3 days ago)
The buildings are already leaking...
xmodmodifier (3 days ago)
This is a Wendover channel, I clicked to see this 9:58. My day is now complete.
Kofi Annan (3 days ago)
This virus was spread by sexual contact with bats. Nice.
Yi Yun (3 days ago)
Lol nope not a wild animal.its an escaped bio weapon. Moron fake news. Also this hospital is falling apart and the roof is pouring water down on the sick. They burning more bodies then reported deathes. Nice Chinese propaganda on your channel. Get bent asshole.
elcup31 (3 days ago)
no mention of the bars on the windows or the fact that the place leaks like a sieve: https://twitter.com/i/status/1228573285052448768
Leftiesrlosers (3 days ago)
They build hospitals as quick as they spread the virus 🦠
SSGTWinters (3 days ago)
yeah this aint a hospital its a crematorium center
Goj Ira (3 days ago)
Someone ate a wild animals ass?
Randy Marsh (3 days ago)
It's funny how they try to put a positive spin on this. How about a video where China was responsible for this whole shitshow?