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U.S., China and the Covid-19 Vaccine Race - Bloomberg
There is one other factor that people are loathe to discuss (with one exception). Yes, the U.S. has botched its response to Covid-19. At the same time, its experience shows that America as a nation can in fact tolerate casualties, too many in fact. It had long been standard Chinese doctrine that Americans are "soft" and unwilling to take on much risk. If you were a Chinese war game planner, might you now reconsider that assumption?
by generic on Thu Nov 19th, 2020 at 10:43:19 AM EST
The US isn't tolerant of casualties, it's indifferent to them. Especially when they're some combination of poor, non-white, and old.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Thu Nov 19th, 2020 at 11:22:17 AM EST
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Correct. Compare the reaction to regular gun violence with the Boston "massacre".
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Thu Nov 19th, 2020 at 11:40:00 AM EST
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