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Perspective: South Korea's Moon warns of toughest COVID-19 curbs after two days of record cases

Perhaps you have seen the headlines. A second wave of COVID cases is hitting South Korea. Sounds bad, right? Perhaps the U.S. is not the only one suffering from a surge. Heck, just like Trump making fun of New Zealand, perhaps Republicans will say, "Ha! That shows that wearing face masks and protective measures do not work!"

So, you would think that South Korea is also experience hundreds if not thousands of people dying each day given how densely populated South Korea is. In actuality, South Korea experienced 0.62 deaths per 1,000,000 people over the past 7 days.

What about the U.S.? The U.S. experienced 40.21 deaths per 1,000,000 people over the past 7 days.

To make this comparison even more clear, just north of the border, Canada experienced 16.25 deaths per 1,000,000 people over the past 7 days.

Yet, what is the Federal Government headed by the White House focusing in on? Overturning the election results.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-southkorea/south-koreas-moon-warns-of-toughest-covid-19-curbs-after-two-days-of-record-cases-idUSKBN28N01F

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in warned on Sunday that COVID-19 restrictions may be raised to the highest level after a second day of record increases in cases as the country battles a harsh third wave of infection.

Presiding over an emergency meeting at the Central Disaster and Safety Countermeasures Headquarters for the first time since February, Moon urged vigilance and called for an all-out efforts to contain the virus.

“Unless the outbreak can be contained now, it has come to the critical point of considering escalating social-distancing measures to the third level,” he said, referring to the tightest curbs under the country’s five-tier system.

Greater Seoul, home to about half of South Korea’s 52 million people, is under level 2.5 restrictions. Gatherings of more than 50 people are banned and restaurants are prohibited from serving customers after 9 p.m.

The Failure of The Trump Administration - Covid Deaths Per Capita Comparison

While much talk is rightfully focused on the U.S.A. appears to be well on its way to over 300,000 COVID related deaths by January 2021, what is not discussed is how poorly the U.S. is doing compared to other developed countries. Even when adjusted for population, the U.S. is still among the top countries in deaths per a million despite its advantages in wealth and science and the fact that it is not as densely populated as countries in Europe or Asia. Even worse, if you were to focus on just the past seven days, the U.S. is still around the top 20.

This makes no sense unless you look at our leadership or lack thereof. Even today, as the pandemic starts a third wave, you have a White House that is primarily focused on engineering a coup, along with White House "experts" like Scott Atlas who continues to attack mask usage on popular cable channels like Fox News.

The irony is that you ready headlines about COVID-19 outbreaks in other countries, but their so-called outbreaks would be considered a success compared to the current situation in the United States.

https://www.statista.com/statistics/1104709/coronavirus-deaths-worldwide-per-million-inhabitants/

Country / Deaths per million (total)
Belgium 1,483.19
Peru 1,109.67
Spain 977.93
Italy 962.53
United Kingdom¹ 897.98
Moldova 889.14
North Macedonia 886.51
Argentina 874.64
Bosnia and Herzegovina 851.86
Mexico 847.91
USA 838.08
Brazil 830.47
Chile 818.86
Czechia 809.86
France 797.79
Ecuador 783.48
Bolivia 780.15
Slovenia 762.47


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