You may be seeing it happen now or at least the trial run of a government crackdown under the guise of a corona-virus epidemic. Would this even be possible if people had more confidence in their commonsense and less in government?

Think about it. After the police chase you a couple blocks, then check your temperature, haul you away because it's 99 degrees and your never seen again. Pretty sweet for the Chinese government.

I bet the West Oligarchs are drooling over power like that. They have to get rid of the guns first in the states, with a little more public education/indoctrination of the youth. Maybe the next generation of Americans will be more vulnerable like the Chinese are today.