On March 17, 2020, the New York Times ran this article.
Today, the Chicago Tribune reprinted it.
What caught my attention was how transparent the governments were with their citizens.
Read the article and compare it with how local politicians are confronting the disease in the United States.
Locally, the McHenry and Lake County Health Departments will not even provide the zip codes of infected people.
In Singapore, this is what happens:
“Two hours. That’s all the time medical teams in Singapore are given to uncover the first details of how patients contracted the coronavirus and which people they might infect.
“Did they travel abroad? Do they have a link to one of the five clusters of contagion identified across the city-state? Did they cough on someone in the street? Who are their friends and family, their drinking buddies and partners in prayer?…
“In Singapore, the details of where patients live, work and play are released quickly online, allowing others to protect themselves. Close contacts of patients are quarantined to limit the spread. The government further strengthened its borders this week to protect against a new wave of imported infections.”
As I recommended above, read the article and note the differences in approach.