Good news for China on COVID-19 - Maybe not the U.S.


China has had its first day free from coronavirus after almost four months but with Donald Trump in charge, not likely to happen as soon in the United States...

A market in Beijing this week. The Chinese economy has ground to a near standstill, and many small businesses say they may soon run out of cash.
A market in Beijing

Yes, China did try to cover up the outbreak of the virus in late 2019, but when the enormity of the disease was realized, "sweeping top-down" efforts were implemented to fight the virus. CNN reports from Hong Kong...
"Just last month, mainland China was reporting thousands of new cases every day, and was considered the most high-risk infection area in the world."
The early stages of China's coronavirus...
"In the weeks following the early spread of the virus, the government enacted draconian quarantine measures and strict travel restrictions affecting hundreds of millions of citizens. In some hard-hit cities, residents have been unable to leave their apartments for more than a month, while transport between major population hubs has been limited or halted altogether."
Donald Trump's abysmal initial approach was to deny coronavirus was even there, calling it a hoax perpetrated by Democrats. This is after the disease was reported; a "35-year-old man in an urgent care clinic in Snohomish County, Washington, with a 4-day history of cough and subjective fever." This went on for a while until T-rump's next phase, 'I have it under control,' until mid-March when he finally admitted "It's bad. It's bad."

Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders condemn Donald Trump's handling of coronavirus pandemic...


Still, as of today, the U.S. has tested only 82,571 people, where Italy has tested 134,000, So. Korea 274,000. But with China there is a question of "whether they really contained the virus? Or have they just suppressed it?” A question asked by Michael T. Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. Any way you cut it, with Trump's incompetent handling of the U.S. pandemic, we are surely due for a long run.

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