johnkclark at gmail.com
Thu Feb 27 22:51:50 UTC 2020
China says the spread of Corvid-19 is slowing down, but it's not clear if
their statistics can be trusted, even if they can be China has used brutal
measures to contain it, like locking down 760 million people which is more
than half the population and virtually blockading Wutan, a city larger than
any in the USA; such measures are unlikely to be repeated in the west.
Meanwhile South Korea, who's statistics don't have the same cloud of
suspicion on them that those in China have, reports the virus is spreading
faster than it is in China. Iran says 139 people have been infected
including the deputy health minister and 19 have died, and those two just
numbers don't make sense together. Iran also said 24 people were arrested
for "virus rumour-mongering", and that may give you a clue as to the
reliability of their statistics.
On a unrelated matter (well... maybe not entirely unrelated) are there any
constitutional scholars out there? What happens if a presidential candidate
dies after being nominated but before the election, or dies after winning
the election but before being sworn in? I ask because Bernie Sanders,
Donald Trump, Mike Bloomberg, Elizabeth Warren and Joe Biden are all in
their 70's, most of them their late 70's.
John K Clark
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