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Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:12 PM

This from CNN: Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg

Moscow (CNN)Russian President Vladimir Putin said this week his country managed to stop the mass spread of coronavirus -- and that the situation was "under control," thanks to early and aggressive measures to keep more people from getting the disease.

Does Russia have coronavirus under control? According to information released by Russian officials, Putin's strategy seems to have worked. The number of confirmed Russian coronavirus cases is surprisingly low, despite Russia sharing a lengthy border with China and recording its first case back in January.
The numbers are picking up, but Russia -- a country of 146 million people -- has fewer confirmed cases than Luxembourg, with just 253 people infected. Luxembourg, by contrast, has a population of just 628,000, according to the CIA World Factbook, and by Saturday had reported 670 coronavirus cases with eight deaths.
Russia's early response measures -- such as shutting down its 2,600-mile border with China as early as January 30, and setting up quarantine zones -- may have contributed to the delay of a full-blown outbreak, some experts say.

https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/21/europe/putin-coronavirus-russia-intl/index.html

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Reply This from CNN: Why does Russia, population 146 million, have fewer coronavirus cases than Luxembourg (Original post)
yaesu Mar 21 OP
Faux pas Mar 21 #1
The Velveteen Ocelot Mar 21 #2
cilla4progress Mar 21 #3
bronxiteforever Mar 21 #7
democratisphere Mar 21 #4
RockRaven Mar 21 #5
comradebillyboy Mar 21 #8
Silent3 Mar 21 #6
Tech Mar 21 #9
Nevilledog Mar 21 #10
Sherman A1 Mar 21 #11
SKKY Mar 21 #12
Yavin4 Mar 21 #13

Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:14 PM

1. Because

Russia lies? That's what I believe.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:15 PM

2. Is that information accurate? Russia and its predecessor, the USSR,

have always been very secretive about things that are going wrong.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:15 PM

3. I don't buy it.

Putin's Russia is one big liefest.

And drumpf was following suit when he tried keep the numbers down, till our free press drowned him out.

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Response to cilla4progress (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:17 PM

7. +1 This.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:16 PM

5. You can't test positive if you don't take the test.

You know, Trump tactics.

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:20 PM

8. Winner winner chicken dinner.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:17 PM

6. Fewer *reported* cases -- maybe actually fewer, maybe not.

Who can tell with Putin in charge? I can see reasons that they'd actually have less virus spread, but then again, I can totally believe in a massive cover-up and not caring if lots of the "peasants" die.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:23 PM

9. They seem to be having a spike in pneumonia cases.

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Response to Tech (Reply #9)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:32 PM

10. *snort*

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:38 PM

11. I have to ask

why is this even a question?

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:39 PM

12. Russia gonna Russia.

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Response to yaesu (Original post)

Sat Mar 21, 2020, 01:41 PM

13. We've seen this movie before

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