Choi Julian, M.S. from Cornell University
Wuhan closed the city on January 23. This day is one day before the 30th of Chinese New Year. Almost all manufacturing industries stopped, and workers have left their posts.
Not only is the whole country not prepared for a pandemic, it was in a state of shut down, people are on holidays. The entire measures to combat the epidemic was implemented from a total cold start. The information about the situation was also very limited.
In one week, traffic began to tighten everywhere in the country. Key industries of medical supplies have resumed work.
In two weeks, from the city to the countryside, from top to bottom, south to north, east to west, a complete blockade was completed. Relevant industries in logistics are mobilized. Two hospitals was built from scratch to house over three thousand beds in Wuhan ready to treat infectious diseases. At the same time, two stadiums are vacated and equipped to treat patients of mild symptoms.
In three weeks, the supply of food and basic materials in the blocked areas was operating normally. People from everywhere volunteered to transport food, beverages, and donate masks, medical suits to the quarantined areas. Almost every province of China convened their best medical teams each composed of around 103 staff members to go to the frontline in Hubei, the epicenter of this epidemic.
The whole process was fraught with chaos. It was messy. But before the virus could spread further, the basic goals were achieved, that is to quarantine Hubei province and everyone else stayed indoors while suspected cases singled out and quarantined all over the country. Commodity prices in the meanwhile are strictly regulated to ensure stability.
The strategy was quite simple. Sacrifice Wuhan and Hubei province to save the country. And then the whole country put together its resources to save Hubei.
By the fourth week, companies in other industries also began to shift production to key materials industries. 278 medical teams, a total of 32395 while angles were sent to Hubei province to treat coronavirus infected patients. They are heroes.
From Chinese point of view, this is a painful, chaotic and intense process. But from another perspective, this speed is very scary. We can notice that there are two major disadvantages: there is no plan, and the society starts cold.
What if there is a plan? What if it's not a cold start?
The blockade, material deployment, personnel deployment, and strategic material production mobilization may be completed within seven days. Within 14 days, companies in other industries can start to switch to the strategic materials production.
In other words, starting from zero readiness, the government showcased the ability to complete a comprehensive social mobilization.
This social architecture design is completely prepared for an all-out war, just that we may not have realized it yet.
Comparing to Europeans and Americans, Chinese people have surrendered a lot of personal rights to the government, including personal privacy. And in turn, Chinese people ask for their government to continuously improve their lives and to protect them in catastrophes.
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