zakuivcustom wrote:AirWorthy99 wrote:Like I said, the Chinese sold us the idea this was just like the ‘flu’ even the Europeans believed this. Had the Chinese allowed scientist from the US and Europe come in and study this we would have been better prepares, with or without Trump, Macron or Conte etc.
It's all WHO. They basically goes "Don't close border b/c that's discrimination". US actually closed their border to China, but Europe (along with many countries) did not.
Look at Taiwan - they knew better to trust the mainland Chinese government and took measures way early on. They only got 67 confirmed cases right now, with 40 of them being "imported" cases.
Vietnam is similar - they isolated the initial cluster, and actually didn't have a confirmed case from 2/20 to 3/7, when the "second" wave of confirmed cases hit Vietnam due to the European outbreak (A cluster of patient was from VN54, a flight from LHR to HAN). At 60 confirmed case, however, they're doing a lot better than many nearby countries.
Have to praise Singapore government also - while the number of cases there is not as rosy (almost 250 now), but they took every effort to trace the origin of cases down to make sure no large community outbreak occurred. It didn't stop the numerous clusters that pop up left and right in S'pore, but it could be much worse, especially given the population density in Singapore.
A large part of current outbreak in US stemmed from the European outbreak. There were isolated cases here and there in January and February, but nothing to worry about. All of a sudden, the "second" outbreak occurred in Europe and there goes US.
Meanwhile, Europe stay pat and just let people in...and look at what happen. Same for South Korea and Japan - they never closed their border with China and boom, SK gone way south while Japan still has consistent ~50 cases a day, many of whom are "local" transmission.
Thank you, couldnt have said this better myself. The WHO another worthless piece of junk from the crap that is the UN.