- Phase 5: Spread of disease between humans is occurring in more than one country of one WHO region.
- Phase 6: Community-level outbreaks are in at least one additional country in a different WHO region from phase 5. A global pandemic is under way.
Those things seem to be pretty obviously happening (Italy, Iran, France, Australia) etc.
Yes, there is severe sensationalism, but the ability of a command-control economy with an authoritarian state apparatus like China to 'stop the spread' used measures that would be unfathomable in the Western world i.e. locking people in their homes and shutting down a population centre bigger than NZ's entire population. I feel like this is getting lost here.
I dont see any sensationalism or clickbait. Every site says Italy has been locked down, or in full, thats correct.
China. No, no one was locked inside. You can walk outside even though you are not supposed to. Food is delivered to your door. If you are badly sick they take you to a medical facility. Italy has told everyone to stay inside. 60 million, thats also bigger than NZ. If you dont comply you get arrested. Italy has allowed its workers to go to work, that pretty much is the only difference. And I assume, quickly pop to a supermarket. They are following a policy that has worked, and its till 3 April, over 3 weeks. Its not really getting lost, yes China can more easily shut things down, but Italy is well into that also, they just had to run emergency government meetings to pass the law.