With more than 580 infected and at least 17 dead, Chinese authorities are scrambling to stem the spread of the country's new coronavirus. They've suspended all flights out of disease epicenter Wuhan, population 11 million, and halted all train, bus and boat travel in and out of the city. "Nobody was ready for the lockdown," said one local. Meanwhile, the World Health Organization is waiting for more details before declaring a global public health emergency.
What's the bigger picture? As OZY reports, this outbreak is a crucial transparency test for a regime that's used to being secretive about bad news.