mac tournament may be lonely Mar 11, 2020 11:41:22 GMT -6
Post by 00hmh on Mar 11, 2020 11:41:22 GMT -6
In the grand scheme of things, it is.
Look, the US has 3.1 cases per million people. That's far down the list compared to, say, countries in the European Union. With their fancy open borders and socialized health care! Totally coincidental, I'm sure.
That is specious. 3 cases in a million today, will soon become the same number of cases as elsewhere.
It is more about timing, not about how severe the impact is here and now compared to elsewhere. Europe has relatively low numbers still. It will get worse both here and there.
2/3 of all cases are still in China, but the bug is rapidly spreading. The numbers right now don't tell the story of the threat in the future. The list you refer to reflects that most countries right now have relatively few cases,
In Europe the greatest impact and number of cases is Italy (currently 12,000, probably about as much as all of Europe) and that is not because of open borders in the EU.
It takes only a small number of cases to create an epidemic. It always starts small. Remember our borders are open between states, we have strict immigration and yet we now have cases, and you are arguing we should practice business as usual and just wash our hands.
The infection possibly reached Italy last year, circulated undetected with no government response until about a weeks ago, that after a confirmed case was detected about a month ago. The accurate comparison is that the Italian government is incompetent. It failed to alert about the risk, made little effort to make resources available. Worse even more than our administration.