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njbr
njbr

As of March 17, South Korea tested over 270,000 people

From the CDC, update March 24th...

Number of specimens tested for SARS CoV-2 by CDC labs (N=4,651) and U.S. public health laboratories* (N=83,391)†

This is "specimens" not "people" (always more specimens than people) but still well short of South Korea.

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Sechel
Sechel

this is a really dumb comment. the u.s. has over six times the population of south korea

50,000,000 vs 327,000,000

Sechel
Sechel

also maybe if the united states had reacted with the speed and measures south korea had we could talk about relaxing measures soon. and do it responsibly. we didn't

Maximus_Minimus
Maximus_Minimus

And the territory of US versus South Korea is 9,525,067 to 100,210. Social distancing matters. South Korea is an advanced economy, but by other measures, let just say: can't afford too many mistakes.


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