What I've Learned From the Coronavirus Crisis

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In countries like South Korea and China, which have tested hundreds of thousands of people, the death rate is lower than in, say, the US, which has tested less than 2,000.

AND why *WHY* has the US tested less than 2000?? What was that, RB-- did you say something about TEST KITS?
Then follow up with something....something...about the WHO offering ready-made TEST KITS and Prez J-Genius telling the WHO---NO THANKS--we're good??
 
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In countries like South Korea and China, which have tested hundreds of thousands of people, the death rate is lower than in, say, the US, which has tested less than 2,000.

You're using old data there. If you go to the link I posted above and pop the data into a spreadsheet, here's the list sorted by death rate:

CountryDeath Rate
Guyana
100.00%​
Sudan
100.00%​
Ukraine
33.33%​
Iraq
9.09%​
Algeria
8.33%​
Philippines
7.86%​
Ecuador
7.14%​
Italy
6.81%​
Azerbaijan
5.26%​
Iran
5.19%​
San Marino
4.95%​
Bulgaria
4.65%​
Argentina
4.44%​
Indonesia
4.27%​
China
3.96%​
Morocco
3.57%​
Spain
3.07%​
Lebanon
3.03%​
Hong Kong
2.76%​
Japan
2.73%​
Poland
2.70%​
Albania
2.38%​
Panama
2.33%​
France
2.02%​
USA
1.97%​
India
1.87%​
UK
1.84%​
Egypt
1.82%​
Greece
1.75%​
 
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AND why *WHY* has the US tested less than 2000?? What was that, RB-- did you say something about TEST KITS?
Then follow up with something....something...about the WHO offering ready-made TEST KITS and Prez J-Genius telling the WHO---NO THANKS--we're good??
Yep. I posted this on Friday:


Perhaps Nat or one of the Republicans here can tell us why Trump & Co. have refused the WHO testing kits.
 
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There's a long way to go, but so far Europe's democratically socialist systems are among the countries with the highest infection rates. On this page, sort the table by "Tot cases/1M pop" i.e. the per capita infection rate.


By this measure the US is faring much better (and yes, much can change quickly).
No thanks to Trump.

On Saturday Jan. 11 — a month and a half before the first Covid-19 case not linked to travel was diagnosed in the United States — Chinese scientists posted the genome of the mysterious new virus, and within a week virologists in Berlin had produced the first diagnostic test for the disease.Soon after, researchers in other nations rolled out their own tests, too, sometimes with different genetic targets. By the end of February, the World Health Organization had shipped tests to nearly 60 countries.

The United States was not among them.

Why the United States declined to use the WHO test, even temporarily as a bridge until the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention could produce its own test, remains a perplexing question ...

 
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