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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 Jul. 30, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

China too had a lockdown but it did it early and right and contained the coronavirus. China’s GDP grew by 3.2% in the second quarter while US Q2 GDP shrank by 32.9%, the worst performance on record. It’s about how you manage a large and complex economy, and Trump failed.

Look at the coronavirus curves of China 🇨🇳 vs US 🇺🇸: one would think the virus started here. Even if China is underreporting COVID-19 deaths by 25,000 that’s a stunning difference. Now US companies are banking on China’s economy to bail out their sinking revenues.

When China locked down Wuhan, an army of mask-wearing volunteers took care of the food and medical needs of the people under lockdown. In US, people (many not wearing masks and waving Trump/Pence flags) protested lockdowns and pushed for a hasty reopen. 

Trump cleaved the nation with his downplaying of the coronavirus risk and attacks on Democratic governors who raced to impose lockdowns. His supporters, many in the south and west, didn’t believe the virus threat was real. Now those states are seeing soaring cases and deaths.

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