留在武漢的美國外教:現在很慶幸當時沒回美國

2020-04-15 11:57

 親身經歷武漢封城的美國加州女孩梅根·夢露,從隔離第一天就開始在抖音上分享武漢的生活日常,希望為全世界有類似處境的人傳遞正能量,卻遭到了一些人的質疑。

 
“現在很慶幸當時沒回美國!”她也借演講的機會回應質疑:那些視頻不是什么宣傳(propaganda)!世界需要看看,中國為了抗擊疫情都做了什么。
 
梅根·夢露 堅守武漢的美籍教師“新時代大講堂”英文演講《其他國家都應該借鑒中國防控疫情的經驗》(略有刪節,中文為譯文)
 
 
武漢是我去過最大的城市
 
我叫梅根·夢露。我來到中國已經98天了,其中56天在隔離,其余42天我都可以自由行動。
 
My name is Megan Monroe. And I have been in China for 98 days. We’ve been quarantined for 56 of those days, and I’ve been free for 42 of those days.
 
我的公司叫Pro-Stage。我在這里是想給孩子們做好榜樣,將來打算成為戲劇、舞蹈和公共演講方面的教師。我們之前是與孩子一對一教學的,現在都是在線教學了。
 
I am part of a company called Pro-Stage. And I am over here so that I can be a good role model for kids and eventually become a theater, dance and public speech teacher.We got to work with the kids one on one and in person before. And now we’ve been working with students online.
 
我講講自己來做什么吧,去年10月左右,有人給我打電話,問我想不想去劇團做藝術顧問。我問在哪,她說在中國。我在加州生活,從沒出過國,我就答應了,來到了中國。
 
I’m going to tell you about what I’m doing here. I got a phone call around October of last year, 2019, asking me if I wanted to be an artistic adviser for a theatre company. When I asked the location, she said China. And being in California and never have going abroad before, I said, okay, sure. And here I am.
 
武漢是我去過最大的城市,我的故鄉只有30萬人口,武漢則有1130萬。
 
Wuhan is the biggest city that I have ever been in. My hometown had 300,000 people in it, and Wuhan is home to 11.3 million people.
 
武漢還有160多個湖泊,我住的公寓剛好在三角湖旁,就是三角形的湖。
 
There are over 160 lakes in Wuhan. And my apartment building just so happens to sit next to the Sanjiaohu, which is the triangle or Delta lake.
 
武漢的高樓大廈,我之前從沒見過。我現在住在10層,公寓共30層,我之前的家都只有一層。這里住的公寓和家里的房子,比起來還是很不一樣的。
 
I haven’t seen buildings as big as the ones in Wuhan in my entire life. I currently live in a 30-story building on the 10th floor. And my entire life I lived in a single-story house. So it’s a little bit different for me to be in an apartment than being in my home.
 
現在很慶幸當時沒回美國
 
剛開始隔離的時候,我和北京的美國大使館聯系,他們過了幾天打給我,說可以幫我回國,暫時離開這里。
 
In the beginning of the quarantine, I got in contact with the U.S. embassy that’s located in Beijing. And they called me back after a few days, saying that they could help me with departure assistance, so that I could get out of here.
 
但是,我要向美國繳納1100美元,就是7700元,才能坐飛機離開,再去那邊隔離14天。
 
But the United States is charging its citizens( $1,100) 7,700 yuan, to fly out of here and then get quarantine for two weeks.
 
我不想這樣浪費錢,我媽媽也覺得待在這邊的公寓里,比跟許多人一起坐飛機要安全。
 
I didn’t really want to waste my money on that. And my mom thought that I would be safer here in my apartment than on a plane with a lot of people.
 
我就留在了這里,我也在盡量保持樂觀的心態。我后悔過沒回家,但現在我很慶幸,因為我有機會跟許多人溝通,為大家提供真實、開放的信息。
 
So I’m just here and I’m trying to be positive about everything. And I wish I had gone home, but I’m glad that I didn’t go home because I’ve been able to communicate with so many people and be a very real open news source for everybody.
 
用抖音視頻真實記錄武漢
 
隔離第一天,我們就開始在抖音上發視頻, 因為我們想展示下真實的情況,然后這就成了我們傳播正能量的渠道。
 
We started making TikToks on the first day of the quarantine, because we wanted to exhibit what was actually happening. After that it’s become our way of being positive news.
 
我們想展示出來,我們是怎么苦中求樂的。
 
So we try to show people the best of the worst situation that we’re in.
 
我們發的內容沒有虛假,全都很真實,我本來就是很積極向上的人,我只想把這份正能量傳遞給全世界有類似處境的所有人。
 
Nothing on there is really a lie. Everything’s pretty honest because I’m a pretty positive person anyways. And I just wanna spread that positivity to people all around the world who are dealing with the same thing.
 
說起抖音,我其實一開始也沒想到以這種形式發布消息,但現在我們在抖音上的收獲最大,上面有很多積極的評論。
 
As far as TikTok goes, that’s not the platform that I would have first thought to do for this kind of news, but it’s been one of the most beneficial ones. There’s a lot of positive comments on there.
 
“我沒有收政府的錢”
 
很多人說我是英雄,我覺得有點過獎了,但我也很感激。
 
A lot of people are telling me that I’m a hero which I think is a little bit too far, but also I’m very gracious for that.
 
當然也有人要我去死,說我發視頻是收了政府的錢,都是宣傳手段。
 
But some people are saying that they wish I would die and that the government is paying me to make these videos and that it’s propaganda.
 
我這次就借中國日報的平臺說實話。我沒有收政府的錢,視頻不是宣傳手段,我也不會死,因為我比病毒強大, 你們也是。
 
And here I am on real China Daily news to tell you.No, I’m not being paid by the government. It’s not propaganda and I’m not gonna die because I’m stronger than this virus. And you are too.
 
我只希望給孩子們做好榜樣, 因為我希望他們能為自己在乎的事大膽發聲, 以后也可以有自己的抖音賬號, 也會有人認真聽他們的想法。
 
I just care about being a good role model for my kids, because I want them to be able to speak up about the things that are important to them and maybe someday have their own TikTok channels where they can have people listening to the important things they have to say.
 
我只是從自己的角度發布消息,美國有很多人面對病毒已經抓狂了。
 
I’m just here to give the news from my perspective. A lot of people in the United States are freaking out about this virus.
 
我發視頻的時候,有人說,你是白人,肯定不會感染病毒。但病毒不是這樣的,現在已經擴散到了全世界,并且與種族完全無關。
 
When I posted one of my videos, someone said, obviously, you’re not going to get the virus because you’re white. But that’s not how the virus works. It’s spread all over the world now. It doesn’t care what your race is.
 
有人說病毒專門感染中國人。我覺得大家應該各退一步,相互妥協一下,這樣才能消除疫情帶來的種種負面影響。
 
People that are saying that are just racist against Chinese people. So I think that everyone just needs to take a step back and meet each other in the middle, so that we can mitigate all of the negative effects that have been coming from this.
 
隔離前后的日常
 
我的日常生活也發生了很大變化。
 
My daily life has definitely changed.
 
隔離之前,我起床后就去公司完成工作,周末會出去采購,同時逛逛武漢。
 
Before the quarantine, I would wake up and come into the office and do various tasks. And I’d spend the weekends going grocery shopping and exploring the city of Wuhan.
 
有次我在地鐵上,一直坐到了終點站,最后到了東湖,那是武漢的著名景點,很美。那之后我就沒什么機會出去了。
 
One time I jumped onto the metro link and I just took it very far in one direction. And I ended up at East Lake, which is actually a really pretty lake that’s famous in Wuhan.Since then I haven’t really been able to go outside much.
 
隔離開始第一天,我們去超市, 蔬菜都被買光了, 大家都趕著搶方便面、大米,還有其他日用品。
 
On the first day when we went to the supermarket, all of the vegetables had been taken off of the shelves, and bought, and everybody was running around trying to get instant noodles and rice and other things for their home.
 
過幾天情況就好多了,可以去日常采購了。
 
After a couple of days, it settled down, and you could go to the grocery store pretty regularly.
 
但是隔離進一步嚴格之后,食品雜貨都是專人送到社區了。我們的社區有專門的送貨員,你可以在線下單,買蔬菜、雞蛋、魚、大蒜什么的。
 
But then after the quarantine got more strict, they started delivering groceries to communities. In our community, they have grocery deliveries and you can order a big bag of vegetables or eggs and fish and garlic and stuff.
 
社區還有專人運送大家訂的面包,就在籃球場上,用紙標好各個訂單的名字,方便大家拿取自己的訂單。
 
Someone from the community will bring in a couple orders of bread and will stand out on the basketball court and knock off their name on the piece of paper, so that we can make sure that everybody’s getting what they ordered.
 
應借鑒中國經驗,齊心協力戰勝疫情
 
這段時間,中國人民真的百折不撓。效果也是顯著的,尤其是在武漢。
 
Chinese people have been very resilient during this time. And it makes a lot of sense, especially in Wuhan.
 
因為病毒還在繼續擴散,我覺得大家都該借鑒他國,尤其是借鑒中國,看中國怎么應對疫情。
 
For when this virus continues to spread, I think that everyone needs to look at other countries and especially look towards China to see what China has done for this virus.
 
因為只有齊心協力才能戰勝疫情。
 
Because we can only overcome this together.
 
延伸閱讀:
 
武漢歸來的背后,76天我們得到了什么
 
4月8日零點的鐘聲響起,戰疫中心武漢市解除離漢離鄂通道管控,有序恢復對外交通。九省通衢之地,天塹再變通途,時隔76天之后的開城時刻令人感慨萬千。復蘇的脈動,親切的煙火氣,是如此清晰可感。
 
“一起擁抱熱干面吧!”來自全國各地的深情問候,道不盡重逢的喜悅。“武漢,回來了!”只有歷盡千辛萬苦,忍過風雪寒冬的人,才會在鐘聲敲響、燈光絢爛的那一刻淚流滿面。76天,湖北武漢,這座經歷過辛亥炮火、特大洪水、雨雪冰凍災害等無數考驗的城市,又一次贏得了“光榮戰役”。
 
“封閉一座城,守護一國人。”為阻斷新冠病毒向全國蔓延擴散,這座面積相當于5個倫敦、10個紐約或者83個巴黎的巨大城市,在庚子年伊始義無反顧地按下了“暫停鍵”,近千萬武漢人民顧大局、為大家,用一己“隔離屏障”,護山河手足無恙。對國家來說,這是“一個十分艱難的決定”;對湖北人民、武漢人民來說,這是感天動地的犧牲奉獻。戰疫中,無數勇士沖鋒陷陣,劉智明、李文亮、彭銀華、夏思思等烈士更是獻出了寶貴的生命。逆行者的背影,讓我們看到了英雄之城的蕩氣回腸,記住了中華兒女的精神疆界。“全世界真的欠了武漢人民的情。”世衛組織赴中國考察專家組負責人艾爾沃德談及武漢見聞,動容感慨。
 
武漢的封閉與重啟,對全國疫情防控格局都有著標志性意義。武漢的76天,也是全國的76天;武漢的艱苦歲月,也是全國的戰疫縮影。為了打贏武漢保衛戰、湖北保衛戰,整個中國開足馬力,社會各界廣泛動員,無數眼神凝望、無數力量匯集、無數暖流涌動,流淌至城市的最深處,直抵抗疫的最前線。從武漢到湖北,從湖北到全國,在黨中央的統一指揮、統一協調、統一調度下,擰成一股繩、下好一盤棋。為化解防控壓力,14億人自覺“宅家”、減少流動;為做到嚴防死守,基層干部夜以繼日、辛勞堅守;為防止疫情擴散,各地大型活動幾乎全部取消;為壓縮聚集風險,許多企業單位一度停工停產……應時而變的政策、一呼百應的動員、不計其數的人財物力投入,生動詮釋了什么叫“不惜一切代價”,什么叫對生命真正負責。
 
兩個多月的戰疫時光,貫注著無畏、無私、無悔,書寫了大仁、大勇、大愛,見證了擔當、奉獻、犧牲。世衛組織總干事譚德賽不止一次感嘆“從未見過這樣的動員”,而事實上,也少有國家能夠像中國這樣付出。近千萬人口的超大城市說關就關,這在人類歷史上還沒有過。相較于一些國家在疫情初期遲遲不愿“犧牲經濟”的糾結,中國的抉擇是那樣堅定決絕、難能可貴。近日《科學》雜志在線發表美國、英國和中國科研人員共同完成的研究報告顯示,武漢出行禁令將其他城市的疫情暴發時間平均推遲2.91天,讓中國新冠肺炎感染者的總病例數減少96%;截至2月中旬,這一舉措減少了近80%國際傳播?梢哉f,正是中國強有力的超常規措施,顯著改變了疫情蔓延曲線,為世界爭取到寶貴的時間窗口。
 
中國人民抗擊疫情,從一開始就秉持著人類命運共同體理念。疫情發生后,我們第一時間向國際社會通報相關信息,第一時間與世衛組織和其他國家分享病毒基因序列,當一些國家和地區疫情突然暴發,我們又第一時間派出專家團隊,竭盡所能提供檢測試劑盒,援助必要防護物資。投我以木桃,報之以瓊瑤。當塞爾維亞總統親吻五星紅旗感嘆“唯一能幫助我們的只有中國”時,當意大利羅馬一小區居民自發舉行的“陽臺音樂會”響起《義勇軍進行曲》時,當西班牙網友在社交網站發起“感謝中國”活動時,世人看到的,不僅是中國作為負責任大國的擔當,更是和衷共濟、共克時艱的精神力量。
 
冬天總會過去,長夜終將破曉。76天的等待,武漢迎來疫后重生的節點,和全國一樣,正在奮力奪回時間、追趕春天,也給其他國家仍在至暗時刻的人們帶來了希望。但需要看到,零新增不等于零風險,打開通道不等于解除防控,打開城門不等于打開家門。疫情在全球仍在加速蔓延,境外輸入病例每天都在增加,無癥狀感染者具有極大的復雜性和隱蔽性,“外防輸入、內防反彈”壓力不小。當此之際,我們需要做好較長時間應對外部環境變化的思想準備和工作準備,堅持在常態化疫情防控中加快推進生產生活秩序全面恢復。不麻痹、不厭戰、不松勁,不獲全勝決不輕言成功,我們才能讓戰疫成果更穩固、環境更安全、發展更扎實。
 
歷史會銘記2020年,不僅因為經歷的磨難,更因為愈挫愈勇的斗志和生生不息的希望。這場驚心動魄的戰疫,將永遠進入武漢的城市記憶,進入中國的國民記憶,并成為英雄精神的一部分,永遠激勵中國人咬緊牙關、戰勝困難、奪取勝利。
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