The authorities are trying to boast about how great they are- building a hospital in a week even though the army could have set up a field hospital in a day. Locking down large cities to prevent the spread of the disease after allowing the disease to take hold by locking down the doctors who tried to warn us about it.
They tried to scapegoat the local leaders but replaced them with a tone death party loyalist who wants to teach people to give praise to Xi Jinping. It didn't occur to him that maybe now is the time for humility and reflection.
The Chinese may be willing to put up with the CCP. That doesn't mean the rest of us should.