In San Francisco in the 1970s and 1980s, it was routine to see men from China spit in the streets, blow their noses in their fingers and then wipe their hands on anything nearby, and generally violate American hygienic norms. Outside the tourist zones, Chinatown's restaurants and grocery stores also suggested resistance to American hygiene.
The Chinese who came to America to escape communism were amazing people and model immigrants. They worked hard and were so family-focused and education-oriented that, usually within one generation, they made the leap from Chinatown squalor to lovely suburbs. However, unlike the Japanese, the Chinese did not bring with them a culture of cleanliness.
When it comes to epidemic diseases, these cultural norms matter — and political systems may matter even more.
One of the things noted here last week is that the coronavirus, unlike ordinary respiratory viruses, may also be transmitted through fecal matter (emphasis added)"......To Read More....
My Take - There are a few things that should be taken from this post, and that is:
- Countries where there is little or no regard for public sanitation are going to have a bigger infected population than those with good sanitation practices.
- Much of the world's nations have social paradigms on sanitation don't match America's.
- Cities like San Francisco who have a serious homeless problems with bums, drug addicts, and mentally challenged people crapping all over the place will have problems they've brought on themselves.
- The Democrats, the world's leaders and international health officials must be insane.
- This is more about politics than it is about good health.
As for Obama, here's an interesting piece. And this March 1, 2020 piece by saying "