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Post time 2020-3-24 13:47:58 |Display all floors
Just halfway into a 15-day nationwide lockdown, Trump is having cold feet and has signaled that he will lift the lockdown soon, very soon, at end of 15 days, against the advice of health experts!  This is yet another reason why politicians in the US should not be calling the shots when dealing with the deadly Cvirus because they have their own selfish political interest, instead of Americans' health consideration.  Americans will suffer as a result! In marked contrast is China's determination to control the spread by locking down cities for months, with very credible results.  US politicians don't have the will to take stick it out,  are unwilling to face short term pain for long term gain!

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Post time 2020-3-25 13:41:39 |Display all floors
"In marked contrast is China's determination to control the spread by locking down cities for months"

If this worked so well then why has USA and the rest of the world been so badly affected ?

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Post time 2020-3-25 14:55:18 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2020-3-25 13:41
"In marked contrast is China's determination to control the spread by locking down cities for months ...

Simple, they don't learn from China!  Too arrogant!  Btw, Wuhan would be lifted out of lockdown on 8th April!

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Post time 2020-3-25 15:24:33 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2020-3-25 13:41
"In marked contrast is China's determination to control the spread by locking down cities for months ...

The virus does  not recognise any border, hence the need for others to learn from China on how to control its spread!

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Post time 2020-3-25 15:35:37 |Display all floors
You hit it right on target, pnp.  

Proud of you!

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Post time 2020-3-25 15:54:52 |Display all floors
Newtown Post time: 2020-3-25 13:41
"In marked contrast is China's determination to control the spread by locking down cities for months ...

Differences in cultural mores and administrative governance make it very difficult if not impossible for Western countries to follow the Chinese recipe.

How many Western cooks have you seen that have successfully built a business around Chinese-style cuisine?  Almost none.

How many Chinese cooks have you seen that have successfully built a business serving Western food?  Q Quite a few.

Why?  Because Chinese civilization is so mature that they are more used to making complicated dishes than most Westerners, and so they can easily adapt to new but far less complicated ways of cooking food.

Chinese greetings since ancient times hardly involved any bodily contact such as hugging, kissing or even hand-shaking.  Long ago they seemed to have learned that physical contact led to illness even though they didn't know the existence of microscopic organisms that cause diseases.

So it is not easy for Europeans or Americans to learn and practice what the Chinese do with strict self -discipline aiming at controlling an epidemic.

You always hear about rowdy English soccer fans rioting in their capacity as foreign guests in European countries.

But you seldom hear of Chinee fans rioting under the same circumstances.

That's why it might be too extravagant to expect that the Europeans will be in a position to control the pandemic any time soon in their countries.

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Post time 2020-3-25 18:55:07 |Display all floors
Instead of learning from China, Trump has blamed her instead but turned to South Korea for help just as SK starts seeing a renewed spike in cases.... talk about the irony of his gutter nature and bilious focus to diminish China at all times.


And against the better judgement and to the horror of his public health experts, he has intimated he wants to open the US for business come Easter in a few weeks time just when forecast models predict a spike in contagion.


Meanwhile US states are fighting one another for medical equipment but their president is leaving it to the private sector to sort out the productions, like for truck-makers to produce intensive-care ventilators, on the business ground of 'leverage' so the world concludes he is using trade leverages above even human lives, including those who have been in some soporific adulation of him.


When such a mess rakes downwards and first responders have to scramble for supplies at inflated prices, the USD2 Trillion bailout relief is not going to impress Mr Virus. It will just reproduce itself like micro-xenomorphs with greater vigor and devor its way into the US heartland, collecting lungs as it rampages.

Pushing all that to one side, it is very sad to hear that with just four hours notice, India is now locking down 1.3 Billion of its citizens for 21 days. That's three weeks of cramped cell-sized squatter self-arrest in poorly supported high density areas across the country while the countryside's wheat harvests have to be left unattended and the supply chains for food, water and medical supplies will be broken. What can be done for a country facing the virus risk where there is only 0.5 bed per 1,000? Their officials must brace for famines, outbreaks of other diseases as well, and general mayhem.


Will the US as the world's hegemonic advanced superpower and champion of western democracy, human rights and freedom be anytime coming to the aid of India, the world's largest democracy?  Modi already knows the answer.



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