That’s a really interesting read tm, but just based on these two questions and answers I’d say we’re pretty much ****ed:- Q: The lockdown in China began on 23 January in Wuhan and was expanded to neighboring cities in Hubei province. Other provinces in China had less restrictive shutdowns. How was all of this coordinated, and how important were the “supervisors” overseeing the efforts in neighborhoods? A: You have to have understanding and consensus. For that you need very strong leadership, at the local and national level. You need a supervisor and coordinator working with the public very closely. Supervisors need to know who the close contacts are, who the suspected cases are. The supervisors in the community must be very alert. They are key. Q: What mistakes are other countries making? A: The big mistake in the U.S. and Europe, in my opinion, is that people aren’t wearing masks. This virus is transmitted by droplets and close contact. Droplets play a very important role—you’ve got to wear a mask, because when you speak, there are always droplets coming out of your mouth. Many people have asymptomatic or presymptomatic infections. If they are wearing face masks, it can prevent droplets that carry the virus from escaping and infecting others. I think most people realise that wearing the masks don’t stop the virus hitting you from an infected person, however strong leadership, something we evidently don’t have, either at local or national level, would MAKE anyone venturing outside wear a mask, so that if they are infected the mask would catch any droplets leaving their mouth or nose, in doing this they would make gigantic strides towards stopping the spread. I honestly feel that until we do this, all wear masks when outside, that the spread will not cease.