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Godstud wrote:Why do people keep looking to the people who are failing the worst, as examples of how to deal with the pandemic, and ignoring the ones that did the best???
TAIPEI — With just 440 covid-19 cases and seven deaths, Taiwan looks to have conquered the coronavirus. Its 24 million residents have not faced a lockdown; schools, shops and offices have remained open, and the capital's sidewalks, subways and shopping areas are bustling.Washington Post
Taiwan has won praise for its effective response and donations of medical equipment, including millions of face masks — the fruits of a campaign to combine health diplomacy and relief with an effort to bolster Taiwan's international image.
"Because of the success in dealing with coronavirus, I think we face a new situation in our diplomacy, and we have a lot of new friends, new partners and new possibilities," Joseph Wu, Taiwan's foreign minister, said in an interview.
George W. Bush in 2005: 'If we wait for a pandemic to appear, it will be too late to prepare'A book about the 1918 flu pandemic spurred the government to action.https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/george-bush-2005-wait-pandemic-late-prepare/story?id=69979013
By Matthew Mosk
Doug64 wrote:@Pants-of-dog Yes, the models were clearly wrong, because the numbers of predicted deaths kept being revised downward.
And yes, it is exactly those incorrect predictions that make models useful to scientists, because they can demonstrate how the theories they are based on are flawed and need to be revised. So they make the revisions, run the models again, and see how the newest predictions compare to what actually happens, make more adjustments to the underlying theories and adjust the models accordingly, wash-and-repeat. Eventually, for modeling really complex systems, you can end up with a model that might be as accurate as, say, your average weather report.
And what is interesting is that we might be able to reach herd immunity for the Wuhan CCP virus (since you seem to want to use the name to assign blame) more quickly than expected. Note that possibly, just possibly, New York City might be reaching effective herd immunity already.
Drlee wrote:Politics has an acceptable death number which is high for republicans and much lower for democrats.
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