I'd be interested to see a study about our response in the context of the plague's beginning overlapping with the end of the worst fire season in history, and how that affected our response. Was it easier because Australians were naturally more alert, anxiousness heightened after a summer of disaster? Or was it harder because Australians were so tired and heartbroken? Was it easier because many Australians had already bought masks to protect from the smoke? Or was it harder because the mask supply chain was messed up because of the smoke? Were we saved by the tourism drop because of the bushfires? Or is it simply that we are an island and you can't get in if we close the borders (as long as any idiots don't let cruise ships dock)?
I'm surprised more folks aren't interested in us, given that, as far as I know, we are the only country to have come into this directly on the back of a major, national natural disaster. Two, actually, if you also count February's flooding as a natural disaster, which it was.
Japanese people are using mask long before Covid-19. Also They have in general social distance. They don't shake hands or hug that much. Respect and discipline.
The Country with the Best Covid-19 Response? Mongolia.
If you compared numbers of Japan within G7 nations, it looks success story.
But if you saw within Asia (excluding West Asia) and Oceania it just something like 'passing mark'.
Original poster is a person from Sri Lanka.
He or She is very harsh on Western Nations about COVID-19 responses.
well you have to take into consideration the population density of Mongolia though (and the test run)
It’s true that Mongolia is the least densely populated nation on Earth. As a nation, they’re pretty socially distant by default. However, their capital Ulaanbaatar has an urban population of 1.5 million people. That’s quite enough for COVID-19 to snack on.
In fact, Ulaanbaatar (307 people per km²) has a similar density to Bergamo, Italy (400 per)— the epicenter of the outbreak in Italy; one of the worst-hit places in the world. Low density didn’t save Bergamo. On its own, it won’t save anybody.
Interesting. Montana and Mongolia are both doing very well.
and followed asMongolia listened to the experts, acted quickly, and kept their people safe.
Much of the rest of the world, especially the western world — the so-called first-world countries — failed to act quickly enough and hundreds of thousands of people have needlessly died and countless others have been left with chronic health issues, grief, and economic chaos.
The WHO helped save our asses this pandemic. By us, I mean people like me. People in Sri Lanka, Asia, in Africa, in the Caribbean, the COVID underdogs, the nations that somehow defended ourselves while the west was drinking bleach and blaming China. You know, most of the world.
Most of the places that depended heavily on the WHO did well. The places that ignored or fought the WHO are doing terrible (UK, Europe; US, Brazil). How can you say that the WHO failed? Y’all failed yourselves. Don’t shoot the messenger.