Winning against COVID, elsewhere

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A friend of mine recently shared what’s happening in Vietnam where his son lives. When coronavirus came to that country of 100 million (about a third the population of the US) the government immediately responded to the crisis and began following WHO recommendations. They pushed social distancing, moved schools online, and had temperature checks at the entry points of public squares and markets. Further, anyone caught not wearing a mask in public is given a hefty fine. To date, they have had 300 cases and no deaths. They are now reopening their economy. For Pete’s sake wear a mask and don’t attend any crowded events or parties. There is a reason why the US leads the world in COVID-19 deaths.

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