2020-03-08

Incredibly impressed by China's COVID-19 response

This diagram clearly shows what must be the best-case response to a highly infectious disease IMHO. Once the Chinese authorities got into gear, the new cases just fell off the cliff and have remained very low ever since. In a few months, we will look at the equivalent of this diagram in the US and other countries, and compare.

I’m afraid we’ll do much worse. The rise here may be slower (lower population density) but the sharp turnaround on 2/4 is hard to imagine here, we are not decisive and publicly-minded enough. (I so hope I’ll be wrong.)

Diagram from Wikipedia.