Posted on Apr 2, 2020
CPT Gurinder (Gene) Rana
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China, after the virus leak, completely locked down Wuhan and quarantined the city. Beijing and Shanghai reported no cases of Covid-19. India also placed the Nation under a three-week curfew to prevent the spread of Covid-19 and the number of cases in India are way less than any European country or the United States. Couldn't the U.S. follow these examples to save lives?
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Sgt John Steinmeier
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I think you are trying to compare two radically different systems of Government and the people of those Governments. China has been on lock down since the Communist revolution and only recently experienced some "freedoms." It is easier to slip back into that dominated mindset. On the flip side Americans have never been forced to conform and submit to group think. We are inherently distrustful of anything the Government does and says to do.
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Even China never locked down the whole country.
By the way, if you were a protester in Hong Kong a couple months ago, I would bet dollars to doughnuts that you "disappeared" while everyone was focused elsewhere.
Just saying.
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SGT Dan Gray
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1SG (Join to see) - Just like the 12 million Chinese cell phone accounts that suddenly vanished, eh 1st Sgt?
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SGT Dan Gray - I wouldn't put as much stock in that stat, as there are many plausible explanations. But China is very good at making this kind of thing happen when no one is looking. It happened after Tianamen Square; it happened with Fulon Gong.
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SGT Dan Gray
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1SG (Join to see) - And it happened here. China is claiming a set amount of deaths and thats it, and if that were it then why would they have ordered over 250,000 body bags? Especially since they claimed less then 8000 died in the Virus city. Stocking up for the future maybe?
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every year there are 40-60 million cases of the flu and 30K- 60K deaths and yet we never lockdown the country to prevent the spread of the flu......
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1SG Walter Craig - What's the alternative? keep everything shut down until the economy collapses and tens of millions die in the ensuing riots and food shortages?
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1SG Walter Craig
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LTC (Join to see) - There is not a good alternative, We must continue to live our lives, each fulfilling what works best for them.
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1SG Walter Craig - the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the one. better those at increased risk of dying from this crap have to continue to self-isolate than we wreck the economy and everyone suffers. Because, if that happens, those at increased risk from covid are going to be among the first to die anyway. Maybe that's a cold-hearted way of looking at it but, sadly, it's the truth
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1SG Walter Craig
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LTC (Join to see) - That is true, the only thing we know in life is we all must die. I really don't think it matters in the long run, covid 19, car wreck, or a slip on the stairs. For me I have live a full life and made my contribution, but I will never just give up so will continue as best I can for as long as the Good Lord allows. Hopefully this too will pass.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Probably due to bullheaded pride, and denial of the situation.
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Or because states in the northern plains have no valid reason to do so. Remember this is a huge country with a wide variety of societal structures. As I stated earlier, making store owners in North Dakota and Wyoming close shop would cost people their livelihoods while serving no purpose to public health other than appeasing the Blue Checkmark Brigade.
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PO1 Joseph Dietrich
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This nation was built on bullheaded pride and not living in fear.
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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