As we're all in lockdown , it's time to consider where we went wrong, where we went right, and how we apply this knowledge going forward. Here's some telling and relevant info from Canada: https://www.ctvnews.ca/world/china-praises-canada-slams-u-s-over-coronavirus-response-1.4795270 China's stance was echoed by the WHO which declared a public health emergency while still advocating open travel to and from China. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/can...st-travel-bans-tied-to-coronavirus-backed-by/ These are from 7 weeks ago. China praised us for not blocking Chinese travel, instead relying on border screening to contain the spread. As I sit here on a Wednesday morning, in my basement, all non-essential services and businesses are closed. There are more cases daily. Our schools and daycares are closed until May 1st at least. The borders are for all intents and purposes shut down. So the question is: where did we go wrong? It seems pretty obvious to me that maintaining travel to and from China was not the right advice. Practically the whole planet is now quarantined. In effect, we're doing the opposite of what we were praised for barely 2 months ago, and now every single health authority is telling us the current measures are necessary. What would have been better? To quarantine China in order to halt the spread to other countries, or to wait, and then quarantine literally the entire planet? What measures need to be put in place in the future in order to improve our response to global epidemics? Once we're on the other side of this, how do we manage China?