As I have said before, the 21st century marks the rise of both China and Russia as major international powers overshadowing the decline of previously influential Western states like the USA.
Both nations, Russia and China, are again taking the lead in assistance to other countries afflicted by the latest medical crisis in a total absence of such effort by the West.
These nations have even offered assistance to Western countries themselves, but of course hurt pride will not permit even the recognition or acknowledgement of such offers.
The world has changed in the last few years. Ignoring that fact will result in much unnecessary suffering.