big brother 1984 Orwell
little father Josif Stalin
Korea contains the epidemic with snooping technologies and quarantine
China (and Italy) is ordering everybody home in a general lockdown
fighting a virus is at the opposite end of liberal laissez faire, fighting the epidemic requires applying some power of restriction and the target of this power unveils two different model and ideas of power.
The jury is out wheter the 2 different way of tackling the epidemic are equally effective. Korea seems to have blocked it in a shorter time with less economic damage, compared to China. Will Italy’s blockade succeed in flattening the curve ?