It’s important to say that it’s a threat and we need to unite in fighting it. Taking a more hard-line approach like disinformation governance is like a forced response. The SARS was so bad in Taiwan in 2003 where we had to lockdown people in a hospital. It’s, of course, a hard-line position that’s barely constitutional; people didn’t like it at all. It was traumatic, which is why immediately after SARS recovering from the trauma of having to do some borderline constitutional efforts, we designed the CECC. We ensured that we have good quarantine rules. We have the mask rationing capability and so on, so that the next time when COVID-19 came, we can fight it without a single day of lockdown. It’s always important to prepare ourselves after one major event.

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