Alex Berenson Aug 29
Army-enforced lockdowns, spiraling case counts… and a new mass vaccination campaign. Coincidence, no doubt. Until this summer, Vietnam was a Covid success story. Many Americans still think of Vietnam as a poor country of rice farmers. In fact, Vietnam’s economy has surged since 2000 it picks up as manufacturing priced out of China, its historic foe to the north. Fewer than 10 percent of Vietnam’s 100 million people now fall below the global poverty line. Like China, Vietnam has a nominally Communist government better described as pro-growth and authoritarian. And like China, Vietnam moved aggressively to contain the coronavirus last year with apparent success. In 2020, Vietnam reported fewer than 1,500 Covid cases and 35 deaths. In a March 2021 article, a group of academics – inevitably supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation – bragged that Vietnam’s early lockdowns and aggressive contact tracing program deserved the credit.Just how aggressive? Vietnam detained 4.3 million people in centralized quarantine centers in 2020, and quarantined another 6 million at home...
Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter and the author of 13 novels, two non-fiction books, and the Unreported Truths booklets. He is currently working on his third non-fiction book, PANDEMIA, about the coronavirus and our response to it. Berenson could be relied upon throughout the pandemic to call balls and strikes as he saw it, seemingly free from undue influences. Last week he was banned from twitter for the offense of having tweeted the below comments which, to most critically thinking adults, seems true.
As Congressman Jim Jordan stated: