In a free society without censorship this outbreak would much more likely not have gotten so far.Sertorio wrote: ↑Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:39 pmA less authoritarian government could never try and control the movement of tens of millions people, as the Chinese government has done in Wuhan, in order to make the spread of the virus more difficult. Wait until something like this happens in the US and we will see how much better the government will cope with it... My feeling is that it would be ten times worse in the US than it has been in China.Doc wrote: ↑Sun Feb 02, 2020 4:15 pm
I would say they are doing everything they can do as far as quarantined go. That is what they need to do more than anything else. The problem is that this is all top down. If local officials say there is a problem they get in trouble. And since anyone complaining outside of government faces a 7 year jail term for speaking up the top leadership is never going to here things are going wrong until it is too late. Like for example finding out there is a serious outbreak of a new virus like the coronavirus.
This is the problem with totalitarianism. Top down solutions rarely work out the way they are supposedly meant to. There is no feed back because the leadership feels it knows what is best to do with the lives of everyone else. Generally totalitarianism fails because of this. It is the human nature of people that dictate to feel they know all the answers ad also feel it is a real pain in the ass when they are told their way of doing something is not working. So they instead of fixing the problem suppress other ideas of what to do.
The new infections today in Hubei province are at 11177 cases. Yesterday the number was 7153 that is a rate of increase of 56.2561163% up from 18% two days ago and 23 % yesterday.
Having looked at the situation I would guess at least part of that rate increase is due to people running out of food and local shortages. It seems the leadership of China did not take into account the logistics of making sure people have food thus forcing people to go out further to find it.
People are dying So what do you think China's 5 year plan should be to deal with people dying today?