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A question for next briefing: Why does America have more cases than anyone else? (Original Post) kentuck May 2020 OP
We Did A Lot Wrong sfstaxprep May 2020 #1
Very very strong death numbers too! LisaL May 2020 #3
We let Trump in the White House. n/t Jamastiene May 2020 #2
Republicans. It all comes back to "Republicans" JHB May 2020 #4
People keep electing the guys who are "anti-government". Buckeye_Democrat May 2020 #7
CHINA! Proud Liberal Dem May 2020 #5
Because we have a "Stable Genius" in the White House. Smarter than all medical professionals RKP5637 May 2020 #6
The US is third most populous country on the planet after China and India. LonePirate May 2020 #8
to have done worse than us China would have to have 4 times our cases Blues Heron May 2020 #14
I honestly do not know. Their cities are dense so for them to have fewer cases than we do is odd. LonePirate May 2020 #15
not unusual- it's not rocket science Blues Heron May 2020 #16
The virus likely moved from Wuhan to other cities as easily as it arrived in WA/CA. LonePirate May 2020 #17
India might be lower: LeftInTX May 2020 #23
I also do not trust China's numbers LeftInTX May 2020 #24
We've Done Quite a Bit Better than San Marino, Andorra and the Isle of Man Stallion May 2020 #9
Currently, USA is No. 1 in mismanagement. nt NCjack May 2020 #10
First off - you gotta consider USA has the 3rd largest population of the World. Worried2020 May 2020 #11
"That's a nasty question. You are fake news" Takket May 2020 #12
We have a faux government run as a reality television program. spanone May 2020 #13
25% of the World's cases and going up. kairos12 May 2020 #18
Because our country is led by some dude who used to do hamburger and pizza commercials? struggle4progress May 2020 #19
The NY Times had an article on this by a journalist who has lived both in the USA & Canada donkeypoofed May 2020 #20
here Celerity May 2020 #21
"We" did nothing wrong. ananda May 2020 #22
More like "We did everything wrong" donkeypoofed May 2020 #25

Buckeye_Democrat

(14,912 posts)
7. People keep electing the guys who are "anti-government".
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:22 AM
May 2020

Then they wonder why the government isn’t working better to help people like them.

Would they want pacifists in charge of their military? Probably not.

Proud Liberal Dem

(24,661 posts)
5. CHINA!
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:18 AM
May 2020

It's all China's fault we have an awful leader who chose not take the threat of a global pandemic of a very contagious, very deadly virus seriously for two months (at least)

RKP5637

(67,112 posts)
6. Because we have a "Stable Genius" in the White House. Smarter than all medical professionals
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:22 AM
May 2020

combined.

LonePirate

(13,732 posts)
8. The US is third most populous country on the planet after China and India.
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:22 AM
May 2020

Nobody has trusted the Chinese numbers since the mess began. As for India, I am highly suspect of the country’s ability to test its people and I am also skeptical of its millions of poor citizens of being counted accurately. India’s hot and humid climate may also be a factor. I welcome any corrections to what I have said here.

Blues Heron

(6,017 posts)
14. to have done worse than us China would have to have 4 times our cases
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:50 AM
May 2020

do you really think they hid that many cases? If not how many do you think they hid?

LonePirate

(13,732 posts)
15. I honestly do not know. Their cities are dense so for them to have fewer cases than we do is odd.
Mon May 4, 2020, 12:07 PM
May 2020

The virus is hitting all of the US so for it not to have hit other cities of China as hard as it hit Wuhan seems unusual to me.

Blues Heron

(6,017 posts)
16. not unusual- it's not rocket science
Mon May 4, 2020, 12:11 PM
May 2020

they know how to deal, we didn't do diddly. People here wont even wear masks- the most basic, easy thing you can do. Yes, evil China kicked our ass on this one, let's face it.

LonePirate

(13,732 posts)
17. The virus likely moved from Wuhan to other cities as easily as it arrived in WA/CA.
Mon May 4, 2020, 12:49 PM
May 2020

I don’t doubt the extensive Chinese lockdowns helped there; but the numbers from December - February still seem low. How low is the question.

LeftInTX

(27,708 posts)
23. India might be lower:
Mon May 4, 2020, 01:25 PM
May 2020

Because they shut down when their rates were low

Cosmopolitan travelers do not mingle very much with lower caste.

India actually has pretty good contact tracing (I know it's hard to imagine, but maybe they do because they have more outbreaks of communicable diseases such as TB etc) I can't imagine doing successful contact tracing in the US for Covid.
https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/28/india/india-coronavirus-outbreak-explained-intl-hnk/index.html

Of course, this could change.

Kerala in Southern India on the Malabar Coast was the first state to have an outbreak, but I was very impressed with their intense contact tracing. It was almost militant. However, like the US, India has a huge difference in how each state handles things.

ETA: India is easing lockdown, so we will see what happens. The weather is really hot throughout most of the country right now.
https://time.com/5831586/india-coronavirus-restrictions-ease/

Stallion

(6,481 posts)
9. We've Done Quite a Bit Better than San Marino, Andorra and the Isle of Man
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:25 AM
May 2020

so we've got that going for us

Worried2020

(444 posts)
11. First off - you gotta consider USA has the 3rd largest population of the World.
Mon May 4, 2020, 11:47 AM
May 2020

However, while at 330 million, both China and India have a Billion more than that.

China locked down Wuhan pretty tight early in the game - our Western lockdowns were spotty and basically, way too late.

I think another factor is the amount of international travel to the USA (Canada too, especially Ontario and Quebec).

Other countries, especially in Asia, populations readily followed advice to wear masks - I haven't seen anyone wear any around where I live, I may be the first shortly as I just received an order of masks a few days ago - yeah, from CHINA. I still have some on order from Walmart.ca, did the China order weeks after that - found suppliers in the USA but constantly received feedback of "This item does not ship to Canada".

I have no idea what kind of World we are gonna have if/when this bug is under control. No cure, no vaccine - we've got a long way to go yet.

Our global economy is gonna have a whole different structure when this is over - it's just never going to be the same.

I've been doing the isolation thingy for over a month now - not a biggie - retired, on a fixed income and pretty much a loner anyhow. Younger people with families to feed, job losses etcetera are much worse off than myself, and their needs to support themselves may overwhelm any sense of danger and throw caution to the winds - making the bug thingy worse than it already is.

In short - I think we are in a real friggen mess here

W

donkeypoofed

(2,187 posts)
20. The NY Times had an article on this by a journalist who has lived both in the USA & Canada
Mon May 4, 2020, 01:00 PM
May 2020

His analysis was excellent. He basically said that it boils down to the fact that our hospital systems are different, ie. for profit vs non-profit. It lays it all out starkly. NY Times Canada Letter May 4th,.2020. I'm unable to link it.


ananda

(29,327 posts)
22. "We" did nothing wrong.
Mon May 4, 2020, 01:15 PM
May 2020

Trump and the Reeps did a LOT wrong,
and are still going strong with their
Death March.

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