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Thu May 7, 2020, 04:57 PM

7 weeks ago the US and South Korea had the same number of COVID-19 deaths. Now we're approaching 80K

and South Korea hasn't even hit 300.

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The Atlantic Daily: South Korea’s COVID-19 Exceptionalism
The country just reported zero new domestic coronavirus infections for the third day in a row. What’s behind its dramatic success?
CAROLINE MIMBS NYCE


Seven weeks ago, the United States and South Korea had the same number of coronavirus deaths. Now America’s toll measures in the tens of thousands, but South Korea’s remains under 300.

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How South Korea did it :

1. Test.

By mid-February—while the U.K. was talking about “herd immunity” and President Donald Trump was predicting that the virus would “miraculously” disappear in weeks—South Korea was churning out thousands of test kits every day. By March 5, South Korea had tested 145,000 people—more than the U.S., the U.K., France, Italy, and Japan combined.

2. Trace.

The national mapping of citizen activity yields fast results. On a Saturday in April, a 58-year-old man was diagnosed with the coronavirus. Surveillance data showed that he had voted in the election and visited several restaurants in previous days. Within 48 hours, South Korea had identified—and, in some cases, interviewed—more than 1,000 people who had potentially come into contact with him.

3. Isolate.

To separate the sick from the healthy—and the somewhat sick from the very sick—South Korea’s patients are divided into several groups. The elderly and those with serious illnesses go straight to hospitals. Moderately sick people are sent to isolation dorms, where they’re monitored.

https://www.theatlantic.com/newsletters/archive/2020/05/south-koreas-covid-19-exceptionalism/611296/

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After reading this article, it's obvious the United States will never be able to achieve this under our current leadership. The United States is completely incapable thanks to Trump and the Republicans.

We're probably gonna hit 300,000 deaths before South Korea hits 300 deaths.

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Reply 7 weeks ago the US and South Korea had the same number of COVID-19 deaths. Now we're approaching 80K (Original post)
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Thu May 7, 2020, 04:58 PM

1. K&R!

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Thu May 7, 2020, 05:02 PM

2. Dear Leader has decided to go with herd immunity

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Thu May 7, 2020, 05:18 PM

3. +++++++++++++++++++

thanks for posting.

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