Authoritarian countries like China have an advantage in controlling the spread of outbreaks like the Coronavirus, but the West has the advantage in preventing them from even happening. Not that it shows.
Images coming out of China, despite the Communist regime’s best propaganda efforts, show the police arresting people on the streets for not wearing masks. In some cases, they are handled very roughly. China’s efforts to control the Corona outbreak consist of very simple preventative measures like requiring anyone in public to wear face masks (in short supply in a country of 1.6 billion people); closing the city of Wuhan which has a population of over 11 million, and building huge hospitals in place to care for the sick.
Smuggled image of corpses in a Chinese hospital in Wuhan (Twitter).