The saving face has been a cultural thing all over the world for thousands of years. In Europe, you just called it a slight upon your honor and fought a duel to the death or whatever. China isn’t some incomprehensible alien entity mate, they’re human, just like everywhere else under the sun. Communism is a philosophical, social, political, and economic ideology and movement whose ultimate goal is the establishment of a communist society, namely a socioeconomic order structured upon the ideas of common ownership of the means of production and the absence of social classes, money and the state.
Authoritarianism is a form of government characterized by strong central power and limited political freedoms. Political scientists have created many typologies describing variations of authoritarian forms of government. Authoritarian regimes may be either autocratic or oligarchic in nature and may be based upon the rule of a party or the military. The difference is, by and large, the governorship of Georgia only effects Georgia. If there was a disease outbreak in Georgia I REALLY hope the government officials we have tasked with dealing with it wouldn’t be concerned with saving face. I also am going to give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you’re aware that one of the U.s.’ key CDC facilities is in Georgia. America is EXTREMELY far from infallible but I have a hard time imagining local Gov’t officials would try to hide a potentially pandemic virus outbreak