I think the mistake we made is we watched China have an outbreak like every two years and felt it was just Chinas problem. Without Western Sanitation it couldnt come here. We were terribly wrong. The USAMRIID guys might have had a clue but its like they arent part of Medicine. No doctor has seen those guys since Med School. They go to different meetings, etc. the only one I have met over the decades was a guy I went to the Advanced Course with. And everybody sort of considered them to be seeing bogeymen everywhere. Generally this family has had no clinical significance in the US, ever. Its just been the perfect storm. Now we are seeing surveillance photos of Chinese looking people spreading saliva on doorknobs and such. Their own citizens may have decided to have a private war with the West, who knows. The Rats publicly announced proudly they would attend Trump Rallies as a bioweapon, why wouldnt Chinese privately decide to do the same?
The Chinese government effectively did choose to engage in a biowar by suppressing reporting on the disease and letting their people from the affected region travel the globe.