From The Google:
- Vietnam population: 95 million
- Laos population: 7 million
- Cambodia population: 16 million
Number of deaths from Covid-19 so far among these nearly 120 million people? WHO data: 0.
People in these three countries can be smarter than Americans and Europeans, certainly. So perhaps they have managed coronaplague better than Americans and Europeans. But is it reasonable to assume that they’re infinitely smarter? That’s the assumption that we would need to explain an actual death rate of 0.
Maybe these countries are not good at testing and diagnosing Covid-19 compared to Americans and Europeans. But can they be infinitely bad at testing and diagnosing? That’s the assumption that we would need to explain a reported death rate of 0.
Unlike New Zealand and some similar success stories featured in our media, these countries are not islands, protected from immigrating viruses by a Trump-style wall of ocean. They are snuggled up against China, the original source of the “non-Chinese virus”. China is a big trading partner for these countries.
Readers: What could account for 0 deaths out of 120 million population? A mostly immune population due to previous exposure to a similar virus?