The Diamond Princess cruise ship was prevented from disembarking passengers after some passengers were diagnosed with COVID-19 at port in Japan. ~3700 passengers and crew were quarantined on the ship, and we have watched as the numbers of infected have risen to over 500 with only ~2000 of the cohort tested.
An infectious disease specialist at Kobe University Hospital, Kentaro Iwata struggled with bureacrats to work on the Diamond Princess. Apparently some high powered institutional player(s) didn't want him on the ship.
Anyone that is familiar with the Peter Principle will feel their Spidey Sense tingling, and Japan is notorious for it's cultural imperative that so overrides people's natural behaviours and rational actions that an epidemic of 'Hikikomori', or (mostly) men that have given up on normal social relationships and family life, have deeply impacted Japan's demographics and economy.
The infectious disease specialist noted that passengers diagnosed with COVID-19 were not restricted to 'red' areas, and undiagnosed, asymptomatic cruise customers were not wearing PPE, and neither were crew, with a rigorous standard for preventing infection. A health officer onboard was certain they had been infected, and no longer made attempts to prevent becoming infected.
Bureaucrats not sufficiently trained to do so were specifying quarantine protocol, and weren't implementing SOP for infectious disease management developed during outbreaks of Ebola, SARS, and other diseases which Mr. Iwata had worked on.
After the one day he gained access to the Diamond Princess, on or about February 18, 2020, he was ejected from the ship, and states his recommendations for nominal infectious disease protocols were unwelcome and rejected by those in charge of the quarantine of the Diamond Princess. He is very concerned he was exposed to the contagion due to the haphazard procedures, and has quarantined himself for two weeks to prevent transmission of the coronavirus to his family and those he would be exposing in his work.
Here is the video he made to explain the situation.
Edit: Gaaah! I hope some of you got to see the video before it was taken down. I dunno where to find a copy. I'll see if I can find one and replace the Youtube source.
Even if the Diamond Princess air recirculation system was adequate to prevent spreading the pathogen, instead of the ideal vector for airborne transmission, the protocols deployed in the quarantine were incapable of preventing transmission from infected to disease free people. The Diamond Princess was a 'COVID-19 Mill' that has now caused ~20 severe cases, and perhaps one death (I have read one person has died, but none of those claims were sourced, so I have not determined the verity of the claim), and another ~520 or so cases of infection.
The WHO, I'm looking at you. @theouterlight points out that despite research revealing over a week ago that the pathogen causing Kung Flu has been revealed to remain viable on surfaces for up to nine days, the WHO website continues to state it is only viable for 'a few hours or more'. The failure of the WHO to promulgate sensible infectious disease transmission protocols, it's praise of China's handling of the outbreak, which has included the censorship and arrest of many, many professionals like Li Wenliang who have revealed inadequacies of the government's response and the initial outbreak itself, harsh abuse of civilians contributing to the misery of China's hapless subjects during an epidemic, and the failure of the WHO to declare the epidemic a health emergency of international concern until January 30, 2020, have contributed to the spread of this disease and the death and suffering of people affected.
@theouterlight also notes the WHO seems more concerned that people are discussing what potentially factual evidence they can find regarding COVID-19, and aren't just parroting the propaganda the Communist regime of President for life Xi Jinping releases, which the WHO treats as accurate, than with preventing pandemic. It is impossible that China, which does not have adequate ability to test and diagnose COVID-19, has simply barricaded whole apartment blocks, rapidly cremated the dead who had not been tested at all, and undertakes draconian censorship of anyone revealing any information not approved by the CCP, is able to accurately determine metrics regarding how many are infected, or how many have died from COVID-19. The WHO is promoting that censorship and disseminating disinformation following China's lead instead of honestly and forthrightly revealing what is factual, and what is not known.
The simulation of a coronavirus outbreak that was conducted by Johns Hopkins and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation mere weeks before this actual coronavirus outbreak stressed censorship and control of the narrative in order to safeguard the wealth of the investor class during that pretend epidemic, and we see the enemedia obviously doing exactly that today, just as they're told.
The only hope today that a global pandemic is not underway is research that reveals China has tested SARS vaccine on it's subjects (or that there's some difference in susceptibility between Han Chinese and all other ethnic groups, i.e. ACE 2 expression), and that vaccines for virii with that 'spike protein' cause higher morbidity and mortality through the very pneumonia symptoms that seem to be what causes most of the deaths of victims of COVID-19. All, or nearly all, of deaths outside China appear to be Chinese expats or tourists, which raises the possibility that it is prior vaccination only China has undertaken for SARS that may be causing the pathogenicity observed in China, but not elsewhere.
It has been over a month since draconian quarantine and governmental social controls were begun by China, and doubtless millions of potential victims of that incompetent barbarity have escaped to the rest of the world. The longest reported incubation time is 24 days, and the mean is reported to be only 3 days. While much of Africa and the Third World simply could not adequately test and report on infections, the fact is that such places aren't having epidemic of existentially harmful ILI at all.
Indeed, the US CDC has revealed that ILI (influenze like infections) are divergent from other years, and there has been a marked incidence of pneumonia deaths. It's quite possible that COVID-19 is sweeping through the US civilian population undetected, because the US did not test SARS vaccination(s) on it's people as China provably did, and we're not testing for COVID-19.
We may never know the truth. It is utterly obvious that China won't tell us what they have done and when they did it, in fact arresting (and worse) anyone that does try to tell us. The WHO is fully behind the censorship and disinformation campaign Event 201 recommended, and the enemedia... Well, I use the term because it correctly describes that ilk. Trust in such official sources of information is ill advised, because it is proved over and again they don't tell the truth, and instead spread existentially dangerous lies.
Bureaucrats, rather than infectious disease prevention professionals, implementing whatever quarantine procedures they saw fit on the Diamond Princess, well reflects our global situation regarding pandemic prevention. I strongly recommend folks seek sources that are independent scientists or honest folk in positions to know what is actually happening. This is also true regarding reasonable actions to take to prevent the spread of COVID-19, because the WHO has failed to provide factual information and recommend rational infectious disease protocols continually during the Kung Flu epidemic.
Rabid statists that will rail against this recommendation can rail to their heart's content. Until they put facts before politics, their rants will remain as fictional as the integrity of governments, banksters, and enemedia around the world today.