In Hong Kong People Heading Outside as Warmer Weather and Fears of Coronavirus Decline – Taiwan and US Saved by Early Decisive Actions

The warmer weather has many in Hong Kong out and about this weekend with little to no worries of the coronavirus.  Meanwhile, Taiwan and the US are benefiting from travel policies instituted at the beginning of reports of the virus.

People in Hong Kong were out and about Hong Kong over the weekend as fears of the coronavirus wane:

The number of cases of the coronavirus have finally matched the number of deaths from the flu during the flu season in Hong Kong which ended in mid-February.  As of this morning, there are 113 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Hong Kong with 2 deaths.

We reported a week ago that since the beginning of the year, the flu in Hong Kong has been much more consequential than the coronavirus:

The Centre for Health Protection announced today [February 13, 2020] that the winter flu season has ended. During this period, 113 adults died of influenza and no deaths from children were recorded. The Centre reminds the public that although the winter flu peak period has ended, citizens should continue to maintain personal and environmental hygiene to prevent respiratory diseases.

As the reality of the coronavirus unravel, more people in Hong Kong are out enjoying the warmer temperatures with less fear of being infected with the virus.  Companies are going back to work with more and more employers working towards full workforce in the coming days.

Taiwan is benefiting from actions by mainland China in its actions to confront the coronavirus.  Taiwan News reports:

In China, official data claims over 80,000 cases with more than 3,000 deaths so far, although the real figure is likely to be many times that. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been backing China and claims that it has the virus under control.

However, the cancellation of events like the Chinese Grand Prix and the Asia Rugby Sevens Series tournament, as well as the decision of countries like Japan and Taiwan to cancel visas and refuse visitors from China, suggests these claims are not believed.

In the middle of this sits Taiwan, a country with close economic and social links to China, Japan, and South Korea. Yet in Taiwan, there are currently just 45 confirmed cases.

Think about what a remarkable achievement that is for a moment. Taiwan currently has fewer cases of Wuhan virus than countries like Switzerland, Belgium, Kuwait, and Norway.

Taiwan News continues:

The steps taken by the Taiwanese authorities to handle the outbreak are not actually that radical. First, they ignored official denials by the Chinese Communist regime and its WHO puppets and began checking passengers from Wuhan for symptoms as far back as December.

They also cut off flights from China far earlier than other Asian countries and the rest of the world. This allowed it to keep a much closer eye on Chinese visitors to Taiwan and contain any cases that did arrive.

The US is similar to Taiwan.  In spite of having a population of roughly 350 million, the US only has 436 cases confirmed to date.  China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, France, Germany, Spain and Japan all have more cases than the US.   The US benefits from President Trump’s quick action to halt flights from China long before other nations.

In spite of the President’s quick actions the far left MSM like Politico bashed him for acting so quickly and said he only did it because he is racist:

Today, the same organizations say the President isn’t doing enough.

As time goes by these far left liberal talking points will see that their reports and characterizations of the entire coronavirus situation will be radical overstatements.  As more numbers come available, the impact of the virus will be observable with data and it will not reach the manic predictions of today’s media.

President Trump was right.  As warmer weather and more data comes available, the US will make it through this overstated crisis fine and the markets will soon rebound nicely.

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Joe Hoft is a Radio Host at, Author, Former International Corporate Executive in Hong Kong for a Decade, and a Contributor at TGP since 2016. Joe is the author of five books, including his new bestseller, "The Steal: Volume II - The Impossible Occurs" which addresses the stolen 2020 Election and provides an inventory of issues that prove that the 2020 Election was uncertifiable and never should have been certified for Joe Biden.

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