What is scary about the flu is that the Chinese had to lock down and isolate something like 18 million people.  What is scarier is that the Chinese government can lock down and isolate 18 million people.  A country that cannot stop illegal live animal markets from operating can lock down more people than the number of people that live in New York City, Los Angeles and Chicago put together.  I guess it is comforting that they can be efficent at something.