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U.S., at 2,000,000 Coronavirus Cases, is Now 29% of World’s Total

Eric Zuesse

The United States now has two million cases of coronavirus-19, and this is 28.55% of the global total.

On May 2nd, when America’s percentage peaked, it was 33.3% — one-third of the global total. So, even if the coronavirus spotlight is now being taken off America, that’s because, relatively speaking, the situation is getting worse globally. On June 5th, Reuters reported that “The epicentre of the pandemic is currently in countries of Central, South and North America.”

Back on February 1st, a racist website had speculated that

The Corona virus is a virus that, for whatever reason, East Asians are susceptible to but other races are not, just like SARS. None of our people are going to succumb to this condition. The MSM’s constant hyping is just a way of making people panic, because people are more susceptible to being indoctrinated when they panic. By not reporting the race of those who have caught this disease in Europe, unnecessary panic is being fomented among Europeans.

We’re all the same species, and a virus that affects people in some countries will affect people in all countries; and the differences in how much the people in each country will be affected will depend vastly more on that country’s culture, and traditions, and government, and location, than on its people’s “race” (whatever that is). Racism is plain stupid, not merely evil.

The 25 countries that (out of all 215 countries listed) have the highest percentage of their people (in cases per million of population) who are or have been determined to be suffering from this disease are, in order:

1. Qatar, 23,932

2. San Marino, 20,044

3. Vatican City, 14,981

4. Andorra, 11,028

5. Bahrain, 8,478

6. Mayotte, 7,635

7. Kuwait, 7,298

8. Chile, 6,687

9. Luxembourg, 6,454

10. Singapore, 6,418

11. Spain, 6,168

12. USA, 5,990

13. Peru, 5,822

14. Iceland, 5,295

15. Gibraltar, 5,194

16. Ireland, 5,104

17. Belgium, 5,098

18. Belarus, 5,053

19. Sweden, 4,347

20. Djibouti, 4,224

21. UK, 4,198

22. Armenia, 4,173

23. Isle of Man, 3,953

24. Italy, 3,883

25. UAE, 3,873

The lowest-percentage countries (sufferers per million) are:

1. Papua, 0.9

2. Lesotho, 2

3. Laos, 3

4. Angola, 3

5. Vietnam, 3

6. Myanmar, 4

7. Burundi, 5

8. Cambodia, 7

9. Syria, 7

10. Tanzania, 9

11. Eritrea, 11

12. Namibia, 11

13. Gambia, 11

14. Uganda, 13

15. Mozambique, 13

16. Western Sahara, 15

17. Yemen, 16

18. Botswana, 17

19. Zimbabwe, 18

20. Timor Este, 18

21. Taiwan, 19

22. Fiji, 20

23. Malawi, 21

24. Benin, 22

25. Rwanda, 33

The 12 highest deaths-per-million are:

1. San Marino, 1,238

2. Belgium, 827

3. Andorra, 660

4. UK, 596

5. Spain, 580

6. Italy, 560

7. Sweden, 461

8. France, 447

9. Netherlands, 351

10. St. Martin, 350

11. Ireland, 340

12. USA, 339


Investigative historian Eric Zuesse is the author, most recently, of  They’re Not Even Close: The Democratic vs. Republican Economic Records, 1910-2010, and of  CHRIST’S VENTRILOQUISTS: The Event that Created Christianity.

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Olivia Kroth
June 7, 2020

Of course, Eric! Nearly a third of the world’s with coronavirus infected people live in the USA, where strange and totally unnecessary mass riots did away with social distancing and wearing masks. One could get the idea that many US citizens have the brains of mollusks.

Reply to  Olivia Kroth
June 7, 2020

Octopi are of the mollusk family and quite intelligent, so I believe the comparison is uncalled for.

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  Hmmm
June 7, 2020

An interesting thought! I looked “octopus” up in wikipedia and found this passage to uphold my comparison:   “Octopuses appear in mythology as sea monsters like the Kraken of Norway and the Akkorokamui of the Ainu, and probably the Gorgon of ancient Greece. A battle with an octopus appears in Victor Hugo‘s book Toilers of the Sea, inspiring other works such as Ian Fleming‘s Octopussy. They are eaten and considered a delicacy by humans in many parts of the world, especially the Mediterranean and the Asian seas.”   Those looters, rioters, destroyers of shops, churches and national monuments in the USA are human monsters, battling against law and order. In the end, they will… Read more »

America's Fawlty Towers
America's Fawlty Towers
June 7, 2020

It’s all Russia’s fault. No wait, China’s fault. No wait, definitely not our fault for sure.

Dee Cee
June 7, 2020

Who is blaming Americans and their “stupidity” for getting a strain of the common cold? What sense does that make? I, for one, am 90% sure I already had this illness in mid-January, exactly 3 weeks after traveling through Seattle for Christmas. In December, when we traveled, there was no perception of any danger to Americans over this virus. It actually had only just been identified in an American patient in Seattle 6 days prior to our date of travel, and it did not really hit the news until mid January…and you know what? No one batted an eyelash that… Read more »

George Hartwell
George Hartwell
June 9, 2020

This household in Canada had 3 of us with 3 weeks of hell at Christmas – totally weak, coughing so very much, miserable.I knew that Fort Detrick was one of many American bioweapons facilities. I now know they were sloppy and known for safety violation and disciplined by the CDC. Something horrible happened that they were finally shut down in July of 2019. I now know that five forms of the new corona virus have been found in only one place – the United States. The USA refuses to explain what happened at Fort Detrick so I suspect that they… Read more »

Olivia Kroth
Reply to  George Hartwell
June 9, 2020

True, they are hypocrites of the worst sort.

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