And who are the ones responsible for the people not accepting that narrative? Themselves. They (more specifically American leaders) spent the last few decades using 1984 style brainwashing techniques to keep their populace distracted from their ongoing problems and stupid enough to accept whatever narrative they spew out, especially when the narrative is about foreign countries.Both the media and politicans have no choice. What can they do, come out and say "welp, it looks like Socialism with Chinese Characteristic is a superior system, at least when it comes to handling pandemics". Their people won't accept it.