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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Saturday, March 21, 2020

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began in Wuhan, China in December 2019, we have seen the virus spread to over 160 countries. Several countries have experienced large outbreaks, including China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, Spain and France, with the US and UK seeing rapidly increasing numbers. But most countries in the world have reported very few to no cases of COVID-19.

While it is likely that the virus has not yet reached and started localised transmission in every country, many of these countries have strong travel, migration or trade relationships with China. This raises the question: are these low case numbers due to the virus not reaching or establishing infections, is it due to effective border control, or does it reflect a lack of screening and reporting?

Therefore, it's striking that there are only 63 cases reported in all of Russia. Given that Russia has very strong travel, emigration, immigration and trade relationships with China, its very low case numbers raise questions.

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Because they lie.

What did I win?

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-03-21 05:19 PM | Reply

What did I win?
#1 | POSTED BY RIGHTOCENTER

Digital participation trophy.

Because that's what we do for millenials demanding reward for participation.

#2 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2020-03-21 05:22 PM | Reply

- What did I win?

www.wish.com

#3 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-21 05:31 PM | Reply

Putin said very strongly that they dont lie, and I believe him.

- orange half centaur

#4 | Posted by bored at 2020-03-21 05:37 PM | Reply

Because Chinese people too smart to visit Russia, and Russian people are too poor to visit anywhere?

#5 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-03-21 05:50 PM | Reply

Given that Russia has very strong travel, emigration, immigration and trade relationships with China, its very low case numbers raise questions.

Not after Feb 3rd.
www.reuters.com

Good luck with your unverified racists theories Snoofy you seem to have a talent for it.

#6 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-03-21 06:01 PM | Reply

"is it due to effective border control, or does it reflect a lack of screening and reporting?"

Probably both, as well as the much lower population density in Russia and the fact they are culturally aloof and already socially distance themselves from people who aren't in their immediate family.

#7 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-03-21 06:01 PM | Reply

Being isolated with Dulli in a public shower stall in Berkeley seems to be getting to Mattress.

#8 | Posted by Corky at 2020-03-21 06:04 PM | Reply

Putin hiding their figures may be like a dictator winning reelection with 110% of the vote.

#9 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-03-22 02:29 AM | Reply

"...and Russian people are too poor to visit anywhere?"

Bull. Russian tourists trample China heavily. It's funny though, because they're all walking Gucci advertisements.

Some of the most elaborate luggage sets you've ever seen. oh, and fur. lots of fur.

#10 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-03-22 02:50 AM | Reply

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