The COVID-19 outbreak has resulted in a scarcity of anti-epidemic items such as masks, and the price has risen. The epidemic scenario not only endangers people's health and lives, but it also has a significant impact on the normal functioning of the economy and society. In this instance, how to maximize the allocation of anti-epidemic materials such as masks to assure people's safety has emerged as a critical issue in the prevention and control of epidemic dangers.
How could the problem of supply and distribution of anti-epidemic materials be solved in such a short period of time?
The epidemic prevention materials were eventually fairly assigned in accordance with a main, phased, and regional method, based on the specific situation of the pandemic's development. Meanwhile, depending on its political credibility, the government was able to calm people's psychological expectations, prevent panic buying, and maintain overall social order, all of which have favorable externalities for society as a whole. Governments can establish a high public goods effect and achieve the public good in difficult situations by distributing epidemic prevention supplies optimally through these approaches.
Strengthen the supply guarantee of daily necessities.
Strengthen the guarantee of water, electricity, gas and heat supply.
The primary components of Chinese firms are state-owned enterprises and private enterprises. During the epidemic, Chinese state-owned firms led the way and played a critical role, while private enterprises exhibited their entrepreneurial spirit and took risks, with both shouldering appropriate social obligations.
China's cultural system is so durable that it enables the public to collaborate and respond effectively to crises and disasters, such as epidemic prevention and control.