I am fascinated by this achievement, we sure could use some of this thinking for our indigenous people that continue to live in mold infested squalor IMO.Likely that's the case (plans in place). Keep in mind that China is now basically a technocracy. While governments here tend to be dominated by lawyers and economic types, many of China's leaders of recent decades have actually trained as engineers so operate in that mindset, which tends to include accounting for contingencies. Top down project management can work wonders in some areas. Shanghai has built something like 13 subway lines in the time Toronto has been talking about expanding one.
Looks like you're right Kimmio....some are pre fab constructions that are not for sustainable long term use but some are repurposed elsewhere.What were the SARS hospitals turned into?
I am fascinated by this achievement, we sure could use some of this thinking for our indigenous people that continue to live in mold infested squalor IMO.
Dubai is another example of how fast things can be built.
True, but could you imagine if we could just work this fast to create homes for the homeless or low income?| But as you say, too many people looking out for number one....as a sudden high vacancy rate would threaten investors hold on the rental market and their demands for high rents.Keep in mind, though, that part of why they are able to do things so fast is the total absence of citizen input. The government says "make it so" and it's done. Here, we have to debate everything to death, argue about which level of government is responsible, and so on. There, the politburo meets, the president makes a speech, and the workers start working.
Event 201 was a 3.5-hour pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of dramatic, scenario-based facilitated discussions, confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with response to a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible, pandemic. 15 global business, government, and public health leaders were players in the simulation exercise that highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention now and in the future.should we have a sizable outbreak of the coronavirus I would think our hospitals would be strained, so hopefully the world is paying attention to China.
Probably all of the above, plus maybe a bit of Canadians not knowing what to do with them when they land here. The public seemed to support quarantines and yet the scientists seemed to say it wasn't necessary....so public opinion or science?According to the news and minister last night the delay is getting approval to land. A plane is sitting in Seoul I think
is that because of our issues with China? Or is it just that we are a little power and so the Chinese government can ignore us? Or really just because they have more things to worry about? Perhaps a bit of all?
Yeah and the great nation of Thailand (sarcasm) has developed the most promising vaccine....instead of an emerging superpower like China who has had a previous experience with SARS.....and we are told the underdeveloped nations are more at risk.It's weird. The whole thing. The rapid spread in China, the rapid, perfectly planned and built hospitals, their experimental use of HIV and Ebola drugs...and the fact that it's not spreading as fast and furiously anywhere else.