This article reminded me of Don Francis' comments about vaccination in North Korea. He noted that under such an authoritarian, organized regime, it was easy to vaccinate all of the children in the country in a short period of time. While China is more open than North Korea, power there is still highly centralized. With strict warnings to schools, health workers, and transportation officials, it is clear that the Chinese government is willing to exert its authority in potentially excessive ways in order to stop the spread of the illness, especially near the national holiday. How successful these measures are and whether they stop the spread of the flu in China will be interesting to see. Currently, China is reporting fewer than 5000 cases of the flu.