Well that is the problem. We were dealing with a totalitarian virus that swoops in and just infects whoever it finds itself in that it doesn't respect individual rights or freedom or spirit. It doesn't stay away from you just because you had the spirit of not wearing the mask and still showed your smile. And it doesn't stop infecting just because you decided to hug the person next to you and not practice your social distance. So WHY couldn't the government implement more "totalitarian" measures to combat a totalitarian virus?? That I don't think so. First of all, China is not the only country that lets their potentially infected citizens travel to other countries. Every single country does that. This is how United States got all the variants. If every single country restricts their own citizens from traveling abroad, the pandemic would've been over lot more quickly and we certainly wouldn't have gotten all the variants. Face it, even though the original virus originated from China, all of the mutated variants did originate from countries other than China and we got them all here in North America so are you going to blame each of the respective variant-originating countries for spreading their variants on purpose to the rest of the world just because they let their citizens travel outside of their country? Second of all, I don't think it's true that China released it on purpose because they really think China would've been able to handle it better because there was no way for China or anybody to know beforehand how badly the West would f*** up, how ignorant of science and how inefficient and slow we would be in handling the pandemic. Nobody would have known that. Seriously how badly that the West had f***'ed up in handling this pandemic is just beyond anybody's wildest imagination. I had no idea Trump would be so ignorant and naive and screw up so much. I am a Trump supporter and I thought this pandemic thing would be Trump's moment to shine just like how Giuliani shined during the 9/11 event. I thought this pandemic would be Trump's "9/11 moment". Trump has always been a do-er and he got elected because he is the kind of guy who gets the job done. Well this pandemic will be the perfect opportunity for Trump to show how he gets the job done. I thought Trump would totally take charge and lead a coordinated effort on a national level to combat the pandemic and then implement what needs to be done to the state level and then so on and get everybody on the same page on a united front and have the pandemic down under control. USA has done it before and I thought USA will just do it again this time. I couldn't believe it Trump's leadership was so weak that he couldn't even procure enough PPE for all the healthcare workers that they had to count all the supplies by the days. I was really shocked. Anyway hope we can learn from our mistakes and do better next time and hopefully there is no next time.