Editorial cartoon for Sept. 28, 2022

An editorial cartoon by Bill Day.

Cartoon for Sept. 28, 2022.
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From the editorial: China should allow for peaceful protests and look to loosen the “zero-COVID” policy and announce a scientific examination into the origins of the virus and turn the corner and get ahead of these unsettling few years.
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