- Dec 7, 2012
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"Don't test anyone"?So...because they don’t test anyone, there’s no problem?Well now let's check the numbers, shall we?Mexico Is Dangerously Unprepared For The Inevitable Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak
The disease is going to spread fast in Mexico, where a weak and corrupt state has made almost no preparations.
16 Mar 2020 ~~ By John Daniel Davidson
As much of the world goes into various stages of lock down because of the Wuhan coronavirus, Mexico is in denial. The government’s response thus far has been to downplay the risks and carry on with life as normal. Mexican officialdom has taken almost no steps to contain the virus or prepare for an outbreak, despite a warning last week from the deputy health minister that a widespread outbreak is inevitable and that community transmission could begin there in a matter of weeks.
When that happens—not if, when—things are going to deteriorate very quickly in Mexico. The outbreak will almost certainly affect the entire country, cripple the economy, and threaten to bring down an already weak and corrupt government.
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All of the confirmed cases in Mexico so far have come from travelers arriving from Italy, Spain, and the United States, yet López Obrador’s administration has imposed no international travel restrictions nor taken any steps to tighten the border. According to one news report, passengers on a flight that arrived Friday in Mexico City from Spain—which imposed sweeping emergency restrictions over the weekend in response to a surging death toll—passed through passport control and customs with no health surveys or temperature screenings.
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Simply put, Mexico has almost no ability to control vast swaths of its own territory in normal times. The state is endemically weak, with powerful cartels exercising a kind of de facto sovereignty over much of the country. State and institutional power matter most in times of war and pandemic, and Mexico is in dangerously short supply of both. When the coronavirus hits there, we might wish we had finished building that wall a long time ago.
Personally, I don't believe the disease is the problem, it's the panic created by the politicians and their co-conspiratorial media. That aid, I am suspicious of the reports from Mexico... It's well known that the Health and Medical programs of Mexico are less efficient there than other developed nations.
One bright ray that has come of this viral infection is that now even Democrats see the value of a border wall...
53 cases. Zero deaths. One active case in serious/critical condition. Rate of infection 0.4 per 1M population.
For comparison, in the US:
4552 cases, 85 deaths, twelve active cases in serious/critical condition, Rate of Infection 13.8 per 1M population.
Oh, I see. You're getting "Mexico" mixed up with "The US".