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Politically Incorrect
Carl McClanahan

Blue City/State

Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2020, at 4:21 PM
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  • That is surprising considering what we are experiencing. I understood India to be experiencing a major spike in cases.

    -- Posted by stevemills on Wed, May 20, 2020, at 5:24 PM
  • Steve, Delhi is a recognized international"hotspot" re the pandemic. I agree but I had a friend on the flight. Makes you wonder what the leaders of New York and New York City have as an agenda.

    -- Posted by cmcclanahan on Wed, May 20, 2020, at 7:39 PM
  • This might or might not seem important, Carl; but neither New York City nor New York State have the authority to do anything about deplaning passengers. Airport Security is the sole bailiwick of the TSA. The chain of command would lead to Donald Trump. If you feel the lax procedures indicate some hidden agenda....

    I don't really see a conspiracy here. I would attribute the disregard for common sense to pervasive incompetence.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sat, May 23, 2020, at 6:59 PM
  • However, there is a certain irony to your fear of people coming from India. I have been working on a business project with a colleague in India for the past month. We both miss some sleep because our days don't overlap very well. He could come here, but he is not about to leave India to come to the US. He feels ten times safer there. India has an aggressive program of targeted testing, contact tracing, and enforced quarantine. Despite the unimaginable population density,the massive slums, a months earlier onset, and 3 times our population, India was showing less than 4,000 deaths up thru may 20. Undoubtedly this is way understated, as it is in every country (particularly the US where our new strategy seems to be to try and cover up the cost of our inept response). The world watches in a sort of horrified fascination as what was formerly a shining example and the world's leader blunders along with catastrophic incompetence and a response barely worthy of a third world country. It is travelers from the US that no one wants to see.

    -- Posted by lazarus on Sat, May 23, 2020, at 7:49 PM
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