[ExI] Even India and Haiti do it better

Ben Zaiboc ben at zaiboc.net
Thu May 7 13:29:51 UTC 2020

On 07/05/2020 13:52, John K Clark wrote:
> India is not a country that usually springs to mind when you think of 
> good hygiene practices but even India has handled the COVID-19 
> pandemic better than the USA has. Much better. India reported its 
> first case of the virus about the same time the US did and its first 
> death occurred just 2 weeks after the first in the US, but as of May 7 
> at 12:05 GMT India has only had 1,787 deaths, but the USA has had 
> 74,810 deaths. And yet India's population is 3.9 times as large as the 
> US population.
> And Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere but in the 
> entire population of 10.7 million people there has only been 12 
> deaths, if Haiti had the same population as the US it would have had 
> 368 deaths. I remind you that the US has had 74,810.

I can't help wondering if this has more to do with genetics than with 
different countries' responses?

Ben Zaiboc

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