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What We Can Learn From Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong About Handling Coronavirus

By marcus follow marcus   2020 Mar 14, 7:20pm 498 views   15 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


What We Can Learn From Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong About Handling Coronavirus

https://time.com/5802293/coronavirus-covid19-singapore-hong-kong-taiwan/


“To be honest, as a public health professional, I am deeply concerned about the U.S.,” says Lim, in Singapore. “It’s become politicized, making it difficult for the average citizen to know who to trust or what to believe.”

The scarcity of diagnostic kits nationwide and delay in testing cases has also led experts to warn that there is no way of even knowing where the hotspots are in the U.S. right now.

“The U.S. has enormous capacity,” says Wang, the Stanford professor. But he notes that it “needs to mount a coordinated effort, like Taiwan, because the infection impacts many aspects of society and really affects people’s lives.”

David Hui, in Hong Kong, says it’s vital that the U.S. starts limiting social contacts to avoid a large-scale outbreak with the potential to overwhelm the health system. Schools need to be closed and mass gatherings canceled—something that is just now beginning to happen.

“It’s clear that where people are more cautious, like Hong Kong, Singapore, Macau, Taiwan, we see a relatively lower number of cases,” Hui says.

“The facts speak for themselves.”
1   marcus   ignore (12)   2020 Mar 14, 7:20pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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Wow. The whole world is involved in this conspiracy to take down Trump.
2   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (6)   2020 Mar 15, 2:28am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Here’s the entire article:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/time.com/5802293/coronavirus-covid19-singapore-hong-kong-taiwan/%3famp=true

Funny that there’s scarcely mention of the President. Oh and that the article conveys an entirely different meaning than your self edits.

Of course that’s no surprise. You believe President Trump is a racist based on out of context excerpts of speeches he gave where said excerpts falsely give the impression that Trump called Mexicans rapists and that Trump called white nationalists in Charlottesville “fine people.

So not shocking that you’d take other things out of context as well.
3   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (52)   2020 Mar 15, 6:02am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

If you're not sucking Trump's dick, it is clear you're a Sierra Club Member who has lived his or her entire life looking for a chance to betray AMERICA! to the ayatollahs and enslave white people to the whims of gay, jihadi negro and/or Mexican genocidal psychopaths dedicated to the extermination of white peoples everywhere. It doesn't have to be a law that the president is praised for HIS! infallible discretion and insights every other paragraph of every article because it's so obvious that this is only good grammar. You would think. But maybe THE! PLENIPOTENTIARY! needs to be protected from the hateful urges of the global libby anti-AMERICA!n cult that has swept up billions of heretics.
4   marcus   ignore (12)   2020 Mar 15, 9:24am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CovfefeButDeadly says
Oh and that the article conveys an entirely different meaning than your self edits.


No self edit.This isn't about me. I did mean to link it as I always do and thought I did.

I quoted the summation/conclusion commentary part of the piece (basically the last 6 paragraphs of the piece in their entirety), assuming literate people would read the whole piece and be able to comprehend the context, that is if they wanted to.

Your hatred of me (or perhaps intelligent and well informed people in general) is irrelevant.
5   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Mar 15, 9:39am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

CovfefeButDeadly says
You believe President Trump is a racist based on out of context excerpts of speeches he gave where said excerpts falsely give the impression that Trump called Mexicans rapists and that Trump called white nationalists in Charlottesville “fine people.



So many people are like this!

It's better to take a step back, look at the context of the quote, and see that the media is spinning things in order to get you to hate for their own reasons.

Bad for one's health to hate that much. Eats one up from the inside. "Anger is a feast at which we ourselves our the main course."

Most Trump supporters are not particular fans of Trump the man, just of his policies, and even that out of desperation, because no other politician will even get close to telling the truth about the evils of globalization. But try to explain that to someone frothing at the mouth with rabid hatred.
6   marcus   ignore (12)   2020 Mar 15, 9:49am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
It's better to take a step back, look at the context of the quote, and see that the media is spinning things in order to get you to hate for their own reasons.


I would agree that it's possible that he's simply stupid and incompetent, saying such things - either asking for trouble (a little demon inside) "I'm sure there are fine people on both sides," or simply not competant enough (for that position) to be capable of being more careful what he says.

"I don't know who David Duke is, or what this white supremacy talk even means. I would have to look into it, before I could renounce them." Just stupid ? Or did he want their vote. You decide. Just as I did. I'll grant you it's actually both.

Right wingers are worse. When Obama said "you didn't build that," the context clearly showed that he meant they didn't build it alone without the infrastructure and security of law enforcement, and preexisting supply chains and on and on.
7   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Mar 15, 10:02am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
I would agree that it's possible that he's simply stupid and incompetent, saying such things - either asking for trouble (a little demon inside)


He definitely would be graded poorly by an English teacher for grammar and coherence, yet he also pretty consistently takes the position of American workers as opposed to the globalist politicians betraying American workers to please global corporations.

And yes, he seems to enjoy pissing people off. He's from New York. It's an endemic personality trait there.

It's a package deal, not perfect, but overall a good deal for American citizens.

Of course the parameters of everything have shifted with coronavirus, which is a direct and inevitable result of globalization. It's going to get much harder to defend outsourcing to China and opening the border with Mexico.
8   marcus   ignore (12)   2020 Mar 15, 10:55am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
he also pretty consistently takes the position of American workers


You confuse what he says to get votes with what he does. We know he's a world class liar and sales man. He brags about his ability to make the sales by saying whatever it takes.
9   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (52)   2020 Mar 15, 11:01am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

We learned that people in those countries don't have the intelligence to blame OBAMA! and his wife's IMMENSE! PREHENSILE! PENIS! for all the deaths associated with the HOAX! virus!
10   Patrick   ignore (1)   2020 Mar 15, 11:21am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
You confuse what he says to get votes with what he does


Don't think so. His record is pretty good. Best economy ever (well, coronavirus may take that down), no new wars.

Even speaking about the evils of corporate globalization is a major accomplishment for a US president. No president before Trump had the will or ability to speak these truths. They were all beholden to donors who were making money by betraying America to China, etc.

Are none of these actual accomplishments? https://www.whitehouse.gov/trump-administration-accomplishments/

Trump does brag, but that does not prove that he is ineffective. The facts on the ground support him.
11   marcus   ignore (12)   2020 Mar 15, 11:29am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

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I don't see Trump and the stock market being up as cause and effect other than as a result of tax cuts that I believe were in fact bad for our future.

Now the government finds itself spending 1.5 trillion to defend an over priced stock market. I doubt you can even conceive of how totally fucked up that is.

("OMG the market tested the 2018 lows !")

As for arguing the benefits of nationalism and isolationist policies ? It might have been interesting having an intelligent and articulate leader argue in favor of these, and to have the complexities debated and understood to some degree by the public at large . I personally don't buy it. I'm one of those that believes some sort of world government or coalition (not necessarily open borders) is inevitable if humanity is to survive and flourish.

It's a lie to claim that globalization didn't happen decades ago and backed by both sides, if not more by the right. Just becasue Brietbart paints a cartoonish straw man of it being a democrat conspiracy that they are fighting against Trump for doesn't mean you have to buy it. Wtf man. It's History. Even now Trump and his family make products overseas.
12   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostakovitch   ignore (52)   2020 Mar 15, 2:09pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

IF you're not cashed out of the stock market and stocked up on ammo and yams, there is no hope for you.

Five hundred years of civil war and dissolution of the North American population to a few hundred survivors in central Alberta may teach people the costs of living on lies.
13   WookieMan   ignore (5)   2020 Mar 15, 2:16pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says
I'm one of those that believes some sort of world government or coalition (not necessarily open borders) is inevitable if humanity is to survive and flourish.

No and hell no x10. Too much power in too few hands. That's a recipe for disaster.

Humans also naturally are attracted to like kind persons. This idea we're all going to live harmoniously in this global world is a load of bull shit so many people have been fed.
14   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (6)   2020 Mar 15, 2:25pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

Patrick says
br>Most Trump supporters are not particular fans of Trump the man, just of his policies, and even that out of desperation, because no other politician will even get close to telling the truth about the evils of globalization. But try to explain that to someone frothing at the mouth with rabid hatred.


Ben Shapiro was an ardent anti Trumper but has stated that due to the intense msm lies he is forced to repeatedly defend President Trump. I feel the same way. There’s most definitely things to criticize about the man. I think the good grossly outweighs the bad, but still there things he could handle differently. Unfortunately the left wing propaganda machine forces us to constantly be on the defensive or one comes off sounding like a blind hater.

In fact I think that’s yet another reason the left hates the President. He is outstanding at taking the ball away from them and going on the offensive. There’s no counter in their playbook and President Trump winds up coming off as the Roadrunner while the Dems and MSM are Wile E. Coyote.
15   FuckTheMainstreamMedia   ignore (6)   2020 Mar 15, 2:33pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag      

marcus says

As for arguing the benefits of nationalism and isolationist policies ? It might have been interesting having an intelligent and articulate leader argue in favor of these, and to have the complexities debated and understood to some degree by the public at large . I personally don't buy it. I'm one of those that believes some sort of world government or coalition (not necessarily open borders) is inevitable if humanity is to survive and flourish.


You are ok with this idea seeing how corrupt other governments are? China and India have a combined population 8x that of the US and more people than the entire western world combined. There is literally 90% of the planet that does NOT have the same protections afforded us in the constitution where the rights of the individual, granted by God, are revered above the rights of the collective.

And look at the UN...a body that actively HATES Jews. Have you seen any of Nikki Haley addressing the UN? It is literal pleas on Israel’s behalf and condemnation of the corruption of the UN.

People are not born good. I can’t imagine US subbrogation to world leadership. Ever. And people wonder why we need an unfettered second ammendment.

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