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How Vietnam is winning its 'war' on coronavirus

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Posted By: Moritz55, 3/27/2020 6:22:53 AM

A densely populated neighbor of China, Vietnam has a weak health care system and a low budget for combating the coronavirus. So how has it managed to keep its COVID-19 infection rate so low? As the coronavirus pandemic rages in wealthy European countries, more than 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) from China where the outbreak began, Vietnam has widely been spared. In Germany alone, the latest numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO) show more than 30,000 people have been infected with COVID-19, resulting in 149 fatalities. 

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This is not a puff piece or a hit piece; just straight reporting. One additional thing the article doesn’t mention is that the Vietnamese government has closed its borders to everyone—including its returning high school exchange students—until April 1 at the earliest.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: John C 3/27/2020 6:43:39 AM (No. 359443)
The secret. FTA: Vietnam's already robust state security apparatus has applied a widespread system of public surveillance.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: F15 Gork 3/27/2020 7:05:09 AM (No. 359458)
“Security officials or Communist Party spies can be found on every street and crossing in every neighborhood and in every village” Hey, we already have that here - we call them democrats...
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rumblehog 3/27/2020 9:51:05 AM (No. 359599)
"We kill then burn bodies."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Dodge Boy 3/27/2020 10:01:36 AM (No. 359625)
They did it by having armed minders at every street corner in the quarantined areas. Violators were dispatched and burned.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: varkdriver 3/27/2020 10:20:06 AM (No. 359647)
Sounds like Lori Lightfoot's plan in Chicago. Armed 'minders' and rapid execution of violators. EXCEPT, of course, in the West and South Side of Chicago (in the baddest part of town...)
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 3/27/2020 10:44:31 AM (No. 359675)
Totalitarian states can absolutely lock down cities and nobody can do anything but comply.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone 3/27/2020 11:57:02 AM (No. 359798)
Most Vietnamese in this era comply with government orders as they know better not to, and that if they fail to comply they could be scooped up and disappear into a re-education camp or worse. Can you imagine if President Trump came out with any sort of strict regimen like the Vietnamese are using to limit the virus, the Democrats would be going completely bonkers, with their activist liberal judges issuing all sorts of nationwide injunctions.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: GO3 3/27/2020 12:19:51 PM (No. 359831)
Hey, DW. Your forefathers in the Third Reich would have been just as successful no doubt.
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A densely populated neighbor of China, Vietnam has a weak health care system and a low budget for combating the coronavirus. So how has it managed to keep its COVID-19 infection rate so low? As the coronavirus pandemic rages in wealthy European countries, more than 10,000 kilometers (6,000 miles) from China where the outbreak began, Vietnam has widely been spared. In Germany alone, the latest numbers from the World Health Organization (WHO) show more than 30,000 people have been infected with COVID-19, resulting in 149 fatalities. 

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