It appears you agree with the Chinese official figures , and you think the local officials were to blame ? is that correct .GT93 wrote: ↑May 7, 2020, 12:56 amI enjoy Tsing Tao but I don't think my taste buds are connected to some sort of fundamental reality or truth that escapes others.
I think the initial Chinese response to the virus was just incompetence from local officials. When the Chinese state got involved, it was unlike the US and UK still to this day, competently managed. Sure there was a period where they should have been more open but they seem to me to have been way more truthful than Trump.
The next pandemic could easily come from an animal such as a pig and could first arise in a western country. The current pandemic has shown how hopelessly unprepared western countries would be to a pandemic arising in their own countries.
If you honestly believe that the the officials in Bejing were in the dark for even a nano second in the country that has more survaylance of its people than any other , and that they did not know what was happening for the start , then im afraid you are more naive than i first though .