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THREAD: For @politico I mapped out which countries are doing best when both their health and economic #coronavirus outcomes are considered - see here, with @beatricezjin.

#Vietnam is the clear best performer; the US ranks just 24th of 30.… #COVID
#1 Vietnam: The easy ranking leader as the biggest country with no COVID-19 deaths (95m), barely 300 cases, and economy still set to grow 2.7% in 2020.
#2 is #Taiwan: They avoided the need for a full lockdown by taking early action in January, proving that containment was possible despite proximity and other links with China. Still, with 70 percent of GDP linked to exports, Taiwan's economy is on track to shrink 4 percent.
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1/ THREAD: Memorial Day in a Pandemic

I often struggle with #MemorialDay. With the calls for celebration and happiness on this day. For BBQs and summer fun.

Because nothing about this day is happy.

This day is about #grief. About tragedy. About #death and loss.

🇺🇸 😔 😢
2/ Above all, it is a day of RESPECT. Because Americans gave their lives in service to protect the citizens and country of the United States.

The lives they previously dreamt of were cut short. And that selfless gift of life is one of the highest honors to serve your country. Image
3/ But their husbands and wives will never kiss their spouses again. Their children will never hug their mothers or fathers again. It doesn’t change the visceral grief of parents losing their children to #prematuredeath. #memorialdayweekend2020 Image
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#US Senator @ThomTillis recently unveiled an 18-point plan to hold #China accountable for the #COVID19 #pandemic.

We discuss why companies are shifting manufacturing base and supply chains away from China and how #India stands to gain much.

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A swelling chorus of voices around the globe is asking China to pay up for the damages incurred due to the deadly coronavirus outbreak. The United States-led by President #DonaldTrump is leading the troop (no surprises there!)

A top US Senator Thom Tillis has unveiled an 18-point plan to hold China accountable.

Of these, a suggestion with the most ramification is perhaps moving manufacturing back to the US and gradually eliminating supply chain dependency on China.

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A short thread on Tory loon Gerald Howarth, former MP for #Aldershot, summarising his comprehensive awfulness. 😖✊🇪🇺🇻🇳🦠 #ToriesOut #ToriesKill #COVID19 #ToryGenocide
Young Gerald showed an early desire to be on the wrong side of history, joining the Conservative Party in 1964 while still a teenager. In that year, the Tories were busy conducting one of the most racist election campaigns ever 😖✊🇪🇺🇻🇳 #ToriesOut #racism…
In March 1968, while millions of young people around the world protested against US violence in Vietnam, Howarth attended the famous Grosvenor Square demo to protest IN FAVOUR of the war… 😮✊🇪🇺🇻🇳 #ffs #ToriesOut #Vietnam
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I hope people watch @seadriftfilm while it is available for streaming on @PBS through June 2…. #documentary In that time, #whitesupremacists in the form of robed Klansmen tried to exploit the killing of white fisherman by a Vietnamese refugee. Some threats
& retaliation ensued, but cooler heads prevailed & white people in #SeadriftTX rejected the Klan, knowing that creating more pain wouldn't heal the pain people had already suffered. The daughter of the victim, when asked if she wished the Vietnamese refugees had never been
resettled in #USA, thoughtfully responds. But you have to watch, I won't spoil that! Another white resident of the town laments how proactive peacemaking & community-building had not been done, which resulted in an escalation of tensions.
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#thread Communist-led Vietnamese victory over the third(usa) imperialist occupation in as many decades happened today 45yrs ago, the socialist north and the Vietnamese ppl finally liberated and reunified the entire country.
#HoChiMinh, Vietnamese Communist leader passes away several years before reunification, he passes away in Sept 1969. His life story is an amazing one.
#HoChiMinh is a leading figure in the founding of the Chinese, French and Vietnamese communist parties founding.
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✈ Sending medical equipment to #Haiti
🧪 Producing lab supplies in #Iraq
🧑🏿 ‍Supporting rapid response teams in #Kenya
📞 Setting up a COVID hotline in #Romania
These are just a few ways @WHO is responding to #COVID19 at the country level.
UN Solidarity Flights led by @WHO, @WFP, @AfricaCDC and @_AfricanUnion are delivering urgently needed medical equipment - such as face masks, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ventilators, to help all African nations respond to #COVID19.

In #Yemen, WHO supports 333 #COVID19 rapid response teams. These 5-person teams are present in every district in the country, responsible for detecting, assessing & responding to suspected cases.
WHO is also equipping hospitals & delivering vital supplies
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The #IMF says the "Great Lockdown" recession will likely be the worst since the Great Depression. Global economy projected to shrink by 3% in 2020. By contrast, in January, the IMF had forecast a global GDP expansion of 3.3% for this year. Details in chart below. Table: @IMFNews
IMF: Partial global rebound to 5.8% in 2021 “assumes the #pandemic fades in the 2nd half of 2020, & that policy actions taken by countries are effective in preventing widespread firm bankruptcies, extended job losses, & system-wide financial strains.” #WEO
How does your country fare in the latest #IMF projections for 2020 & 2021?… @IMFNews #economies #GDP #finance
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#China Limited the Mekong’s Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought

New research show that #Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in #Thailand, #Laos, #Cambodia & #Vietnam

#China, the ultimate predator state…
China's message? We feel your pain.

The foreign minister, Wang Yi, said China was also suffering from arid conditions that were sucking water from the Mekong.

But research from American climatologists shows that China was not experiencing the same hardship at all.
“The satellite data doesn’t lie & there was plenty of water in the Tibetan Plateau, even as countries like Cambodia & Thailand were under extreme duress.”

“There was just a huge volume of water that was being held back in China”.
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What I love about the pan-Asian solidarity of the #nnevvy meme: it posits the existence of an updated lens for English use in Asia, even where English is a colonial legacy. It moves away from linguistic imperialism and towards subaltern linguistics: appropriation and empowerment.
#Taiwan #Thailand #HongKong #Vietnam #Philippines #India #Malaysia etc teamed up with #nnevvy English to take on #China trolls. That it was English isn’t neutral and wasn’t pre-ordained but the source of linguistic imperialism in Asia is increasingly Mandarin, not English.
That there were “mistakes” but nobody cared (as they shouldn’t) shows that subaltern linguistic empowerment is about parole - language in performance. Not language as a system.
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Its difficult to explain why so many leading Western #epidemiologists and #virologists, against all advice from East Asia, still openly or indirectly suggest that "herd immunity" should be the ultimate strategic rational for Western governments responding to #Covid_19 /1
The contradiction of pandemic expertise is puzzling. The assessment of #China's top epidemiologists is crystal clear… Their colleagues in #Southkorea, #Taiwan, #Sinpapore, #Hongkong and #Vietnam certainly agree 100% to reject the notion of "herd immunity"/2
China's 82 (?) years old hero-scientist Zhong Nanshan notes: "Vaccination is the way to acquire immunity. Herd immunity won’t work – the cost and sacrifices are too huge,” ... referring to the situation when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection."/3
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2/ #China unleashes #maritime power to press #EastAsia & #IndoPacific hegemony while #USNavy and US & other governments deal w/#coronavirus #pandemic:

#nationalsecurity #natsec #strategy
3/ #China combines #softpower w/ #maritime power in unrelenting pursuit of its international realignment goals even as – or because of – #coronavirus #pandemic rages through #SEAsia:

#nationalsecurity #natsec #strategy #IndoPacific
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Some questions related to the credibility of #Vietnam data on #Covid19. It's understandable for people to challenge the data. Here's why i believe in the credibility of data been reported. (Pls read full thread) Image
(1/6) A country often manipulates its nCov data because of: tourism, trade and investment, politics or public discontent. None of this falls into the govt's objectives for now.
(2/6) Vietnam is one of the first countries in the world to close its border to China and Korea, two of its largest trading and investment partners. Then to most of G20 and to the whole world, even when total cases were less than 100
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Uzun yıllardır #ABD ve #NATO'nun, kendisine yönelik esas tehdit olarak gördüğü #Rusya'nın yanına #Çin de eklenmiş durumda. Bu iki ülke hem #Amerika hem de Avrupa Birliği üyesi başat ülkeler tarafından tehdit olarak tanımlanıyor. Son NATO zirvesinde de bu teyit edilmişti.
#Çin ve #Rusya'nın uzun yıllara dayalı bir işbirliği söz konusu. Bu işbirliğini, Şangay İşbirliği Örgütü ile yeni bir boyuta taşıyan ikili, yanlarına #Hindistan, #Pakistan, #Kazakistan, #Kırgızistan ve #Tacikistan'ı da yanlarına almışlardı. Hal böyle olunca, ortaya çok büyük
bir nüfus, iş gücü, ekonomik pazar ve askeri güç çıkmış oluyor. Peki birlikte böylesine önemli bir siyasal/ekonomik oluşumun temellerini atan #Çin ile #Rusya ilişkileri çatışmasız mı? İki ülke arasında çelişkiler yok mu? İsterseniz, gelin tarihsel süreciyle buna bir göz atalım.
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உலக நாடுகள் எப்படி இந்த #Epidemic யை கையாளுகின்றன என்பதை கீழே பார்ப்போம்!

#coronavirus தொற்று பரவியதும் மிக வேகமாக செயல் பட்டு அதை கட்டுக்குள் கொண்டு வந்த ஓர் நாடு வியட்நாம்!

#Quarantine க்கு எனக்கு அர்த்தம் தெரிந்ததே அவர்களின் செய்திகளை பார்த்து தான்!


வியட்நாம் குடி மக்கள் 16 பேருக்கு மட்டுமே தொற்று பரவயிருந்த போதே, சீனாவில் இருந்து விமானங்கள் வருவது தடுத்து நிறுத்தப் பட்டது!

தொற்று பரவி இருந்த ஓர் நகரம்
தலைநகர் Hanoi -ல் இருந்து கூப்பிடு தொலைவிலேயே இருந்தது! 20 நாட்களுக்கு அதை முடக்குவதாக அறிவித்தது அரசு!


#Vietnam ல் முதல் நோய் தொற்று January 23 அன்று உறுதி செய்யப் பட்டது!
பிப்-1 ம் தேதி கொரானா நாட்டின் கடுமையான பெருந்தொற்று நோய் என அறிவித்தார்
பிரதமர் @nguyenxuanphuc0


அப்டியே இந்தியாவுக்கு வருவோம்!
முதல் தொற்று Jan-30

March-13 ல் அதிகாரிகள்
கூறியது அப்படியே கீழே👇

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🌎 It's now time to create a new tweetstorm more focused on 2Q impact.

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#Newsbud Community Heads Up: Working on editing the amazing documentary-interview I conducted in #Vietnam: War, Agent Orange & Much More! It looks like it will be a 3-Part Series. Part 1 should be published in the next few days exclusive 4 you, my amazing community! Stay Tuned😊
I’ve been going through dozens of video clips and 100s of photos for this new 4-part series “Sibel Edmonds’ #Vietnam: Naked Truth Unolugged”- All from 2007-2008. So nostalgic- I’ve been back to Vietnam 4 times since ... but still. I was planning to go back this April 😔
My Everyday Breakfast Routine for A Year in #Vietnam- This one on my balcony in #Hanoi Eating Pho takes concentration😉
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Right, to give me something to do and suggest a reading list for those interested, here are my top 6 English-language books (or translated into English) on #Vietnam's #labour history. In alphabetical order by author's surname because I'm a bit anal like that: (1/7)
1) Giebel, C., 2004. ‘Imagined Ancestries of Vietnamese Communism: Ton Duc Thang and the Politics of History and Memory' - Looks at the official history of TDT, taking part in the Black Sea mutiny & leading an underground union at Ba Son shipyard, & concludes it is untrue (2/7)
2) Murray, M., 1980, ‘The Development of Capitalism in Colonial Indochina (1870-1940)’ - Classic Marxist political economy study with lots about labour (3/7)
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1) #Coronavirus UPDATE & Resources
Mar 10th 9PM EST
-118,745 =112 Countries & China
-4,284 have died🌎
-65,740 have recovered🌎
-80,954 Cases in 🇨🇳
-10,149 #Italy
-8,042 #Iran
-7,513 #SouthKorea
-1,784 #France
#COVID19seattle #NA #CA #MA #CT
#US #COVIDー19 Stats 👇🏾
2) #US #COVID19 Update
March 10th 9PM EST
972 #Coronavirus cases
267 in #Washington
36 states & DC have confirmed cases
234 new cases
15 have recovered
28 have died: #WA #CA #FL #NJ
👀Community Prep Resources 👇🏾
#CoronavirusUSA #COVID19US
#Seattle #Houston #TX #NewJersey #NY
3) Here’s our last 2 Topic Threads:
-Personal protection:
-Understanding Community Spread:
-Here's a great graphic for teens on:
How People Get & Spread The #Coronavirus #COVID19

#SD #NE #NH #RI #VT #MA…
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#Vietnam company to begin making 10,000 #coronavirus test kits daily & can increase production threefold if necessary

The Vietnam-made kits can reveal test results after a little more than one hour👍…
Lieutenant General Do Quyet, Director of the Vietnam Military Medical University, said the kit was researched, completed and tested thoroughly by the Central Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology and compared to the test kits being used by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
The products can meet Vietnam's domestic demand for COVID-19 testing tools as well as demand for export to support other countries, the Vietnam News Agency cited experts as saying.
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My first introduction to the Vietnam War was a book I read when I was 15 that sparked a love for military history.

That book was "The Cat from Hue" by John Laurence.

I found it both fascinating and deeply disturbing.

#Vietnam #War #USA #Freedom
About the book:

"John Laurence, a young television reporter for CBS news, was sent to the front to cover the Vietnam War in 1965. Though barely surviving some situations, Laurence would go on to serve two additional “tours of duty”."
"It is this experience, along with personal reflection and commentary on the social and political arenas of Vietnam and the US that would later be collected in The Cat from Hue."
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2/12 #COVID19 🦠 update thread

RT of Diamond Princess Dream ship update from junia's days long thread.

40 more confirmed COVID-19 - total 174
39 from ship & 1 quarantine official

Abe: will increase testing capacity from 300/day to +1000/day x 2/18.

Quarantine 2/19 minimum
Diamond Princess

Of 4 men previously infected & admitted to hospital from ship:
3 Japanese+one foreign national in their 60s-70s in severe condition.

2 are treated in ICU and 2 others on mechanical ventilator

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#Europe is the midst of its #5G decision, with all eyes currently set on Germany. But there is a second crucial theatre for 5G competition that regrettably gets very little attention: #SoutheastAsia. Thread:
Right at China’s doorstep #Huawei has a long history and market share dominance in the strategically important region. Of the ten @ASEAN countries only Singapore & Vietnam have so far opted for Huawei’s competitors. 1/7
For the less affluent #SEA states cost-benefit calculation is central & so far pretty clear: Huawei is cheap & offers leading technology. For them costs are less tangible: Some #SoutheastAsian states rely on #US security. But how will US react to UK decision? Will it at all? 2/7
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