China is an undemocratic, authoritarian and monarchy like regime where people’s opinion do not matter. There are no genuine Chinese media sources and there is no way to find out what is going on inside China. We have always known that. And how it impacts us is now becoming clearer to us. If China listened to their citizens and doctors, Coronavirus would have long been identified and contained.
If China continues to work in this secrecy mode, it will continue to harm and put at risk citizens from around the world. Is that an intentional objective of the Chinese Government can be debated. But what is clear is that if the world needs to be safe, the people of China need to be heard and their opinion should be valued by the Chinese Government.