That would be 60 million people to test in the Wuhan area alone, is it worth it? Are you going to personally pay for it? If not you, then whom?
That's China's decision not yours. To answer your question, technically China already paid that sum: they stopped their economy, a very drastic measure that shows the mighty strenght and energy of the dragon.
Meanwhile in the west... trembling because the economy might collapse. The signal you're sending and everyone gets -even the last village idiot in Zimbabwe: sheer weakness. Enjoy.
No, I am not sending that message. The cost is also ongoing until the people have either caught the virus or it is no longer in the population. China has not paid that sum, China has paid the cost of attempting to control the contagion there and it appears to be working. But once those controls are removed, either all at once or a little at a time, the contagion may return.
Also, a lot of the factories that are shut down are needed to produce the products needed elsewhere by the medical staffs to fight the contagion.
If the costs of the tests are $130 each time a person is tested and they may be tested multiple times, who pays for the test and where do the supplies come from? Will they be able to test enough to stop this?
Seek peace but keep your gun handy.
I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!
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― Julia Child