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Khanoisseur 🐶🤦🏻‍♂️🌎+ Your Authors @Khanoisseur Nonpartisan fact-checks + “frustratingly accurate” analysis of news (+🐶 pics). *Turn notifications on* Stuff @Google @Twitter @Facebook @Tesla @Audi Jun. 29, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Despite sharing a nearly 1,000 mile-long border with China, Vietnam (a country of 95 million people and only 8 doctors per 10,000 people — a third of the ratio in South Korea) recorded zero coronavirus deaths. It saw the same data as Trump, but moved early to prevent deaths.

Vietnam was quick with proactive lockdown measures. On February 12, it locked down a rural community of 10,000 near Hanoi for 20 days over seven coronavirus cases -- first large-scale lockdown outside China.

After first US cases, Trump took off for India with Ivanka and Jared.

Obesity rate vs Covid-19 deaths:

Vietnam 🇻🇳: 2.1% (0 deaths)
USA 🇺🇸: 40% (130,000 deaths)

Vietnam has far fewer doctors; US is wealthier, but US car culture, proliferation of restaurants, bars, junk food/booze-centric entertainment venues in US, disdain for masks = more deaths.

One critical piece of data missing in US stats on Covid-19 — what percentage of cases were traced to successful isolation of other cases? CDC Director Redfield says now that for every discovered case, there are 10 others, but the general neglect around tracing is biting us now.


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