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Thu Feb 27 23:09:41 UTC 2020
Some people are under the impression that Asian people will die more commonly from COVID-19 than Westerners. They base this on a rumor about ACE2 which has been debunked.
In China, perhaps the spread has slowed. However, when the restrictions are lifted, it will likely begin again as it did before, but in Beijing or Guangdong (Canton). Korea, Italy, and Japan will likely be better indicators.
I find it interesting that Egypt has only experienced one case so far. Given overall conditions in the country, I am expecting far more.
While it would be difficult to initially restrict personal liberty as they did in China, I believe when panic and rioting set in, Martial Law will be declared as needed, and quarantined and curfews and other restrictions will be enforced by MPs. Otherwise, probably the government could use old TB laws.
> On Feb 27, 2020, at 4:51 PM, John Clark via extropy-chat <extropy-chat at lists.extropy.org> wrote:
> 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.
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