Trust requires transparency. So what is the likely impact of the Chinese government cover-ups concerning the coronavirus? On top of apparently understating the figures, a doctor who blew the whistle at the beginning of the crisis was punished (he’s now died from the virus), and at least one citizen journalist is now missing. If we Aussies get frustrated when our politicians simply dodge questions, imagine how angry some young Chinese, at least partially informed by social media before the censors get to it, must feel with repression causing deaths.