Kind of a "dunno, maybe lots of things" (throws up hands) sort of article.
It reminds me how everyone was baffled at how well Vietnam has fared, at least as far as morally-superior first world editorial boards are concerned. I don't get the sense that the Vietnamese are stunned to be surviving. It's almost as if developing nations with stable governments that exist a hands' breadth away from pandemic have more experience with limited medical supplies and infrastructure.
People will totally get all "ZOMG ambulances on the curtain full of dying people in Pasadena" but when that shit happens in Lesotho? Barely makes the International section.