I continue to be impressed by Mongolia’s response to the virus. Mongolia debunks both the conspiritards on the Right trying to shift the blame from Trump and illustrates that a rigid ideological commitment to liberalism and capitalism is why the virus has devastated the West.
In response to the coronavirus, Mongolia closed its borders with Russia and China. They also suspended all international flights and passenger trains entering Mongolia until April 30. Mongolian citizens are prohibited from traveling to infected countries and all schools and public events are closed. Every traveler entering Mongolia is quarantined for 14 days. As a result of obvious thinking and taking practical precautions, there are only 16 cases and 0 deaths in Mongolia from coronavirus.
In contrast, Americans have come up with elaborate conspiracy theories to explain why the United States has been hit harder than any country on earth by the coronavirus. The coronavirus is “just the flu” or “the common cold.” It is all “a Deep State plot.” Deaths are being reclassified! It is all a hoax! I’ve got a constitutional right to infect everyone in my community with coronavirus! It is everything but a stubborn unwillingness to learn from experience and just be prudent and flexible in a crisis!