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  • Philippines to Shoot Coronavirus Victims Who Violate Lockdown Laws

    Posted on April 2nd, 2020 admin No comments

    Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is allowing for the use of deadly force against those found violating lockdown standards implemented in an effort curtail the spread of the coronavirus, according to a report by NYDailyNews.com.

    The country of 107 million has had a whopping total of 2084 cases with 88 deaths, the report states. That’s an infection rate of .000019 and a relatively high death rate of 4.3 %. Other areas report a death rate of 2.3 to 3.9%

    National police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa on Thursday clarified the president’s remarks, noting authorities understood he “just overemphasized” the law and that lethal force would only be used when absolutely necessary, Bloomberg News reported.

    Man, I think we’re really going overboard on this. The thing isn’t THAT deadly, even in the Philippines.

    Compare it to the related viruses MERS-CoV (30-40% death rate) and SARS (9.6% ); or to other viruses such as Ebola (up to 71%), Influenza (Spanish Flu, up to 40%) or Hantavirus (12 – 36%). This one is a pussycat by comparison. Source: Deadliest Viruses on Earth.

    Perhaps one reason we’re scared is that most of those other more deadly killers were largely “over there” foreign diseases–the same psychology that had Trump at first calling it “the Chinese virus”. This one is making itself at home in a lot of countries.

     

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