It's a serious test of your gov's abilities.
1) Gov't is funded appropriately to do this work
2) Gov't employees trust higher-ups to give them bad news, rather than pretend that cases don't exist.
3) Ppl trust their gov't to protect them--and to share information with them
BUT this isn't just a problem in China.
Under the @realDonaldTrump admin it's a problem here
It's clear that it's already had an impact, like when the WH decided to ignore the CDC here:
I'm responding to the way that THIS ADMIN has politicized #publichealth.
And when leaders politicize science itself, scientists have to respond.
Getting this right - saving lives - requires honesty about politics.