And then we also have the rather furious/curious reaction of the Chinese toward all of this. If we believe at this point that the Chinese know how much of it is based on pure hysterics, one wonders of course why they are so incredibly quick and determined in building a huge 60.000 square meter hospital (actually two!) in a matter of 10 days, specifically run by 1.400 military medical staff "because of the virus"? The clinic can work on 1000 patients simultaneously and has 30 emergency rooms. The second hospital will soon be finished too, which isn't much less impressive with 1.500 beds. This one has also been built in 10 days.
Am Montag hat das erste Sonderspital für Lungenkranke im Epizentrum der neuartigen Coronavirus-Epidemie, der chinesischen Stadt Wuhan, seine ersten Patienten empfangen. Die Klinik wurde gemäß dem ursprünglichen Bauplan in einer Rekordzeit von zehn Tagen errichtet.deutsch.rt.com
Why would the chinese invest so much money and energy into building something like that in 10 days if they know that much of it is hysterics? Maybe they don't know after all? Or is there something else behind it? Maybe the chinese use the opportunity to test out their emergency capabilities in building something like this very fast in case of a real problem? Maybe Corona isn't really the reason for the hospital, but rather a planned dry run for the future, in case something really hist the fan? And then we have the fact that they basically have shut down at least one 10 Million city in a matter of very few days "because of the virus".
I dunno. It is all rather strange to me at this point.
On the one hand...
Busy Work in a nation of 1.45 billion people probably looks different than it does in the West.
Governments, especially communist governments, aren't known for telling people what's really going on, and populations are on the whole, pretty gullible. Civil servants are even worse; their livelihoods depend on acting as though they believe the official narrative.
On the other hand, I look at what you're pointing out and think that it's an honest reaction among the public and crisis workers, (and construction crews). If haptic mask sales are any indicator. In my mind, there's a strong possibility that what we're seeing is real and that the world (or at least China) is in honest trouble.