Coronavirus cases have dropped sharply in South Korea. What’s the secret to its success?


Behind its success so far has been the most expansive and well-organized testing program in the world, combined with extensive efforts to isolate infected people and trace and quarantine their contacts.

South Korea has tested more than 270,000 people, which amounts to more than 5200 tests per million inhabitants—more than any other country except tiny Bahrain, according to the Worldometer website.

The United States has so far carried out 74 tests per 1 million inhabitants, data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show.

via Science | AAAS

They keep telling us things, prompting agreement as if we don’t always agree, which we don’t . . .

Going on about covering you-know-what, Fr. H. observes:

Considering the Meejah [say it fast, figure it out] more generally, I have to say that our TV has very little news apart from members of the chattering classes endlessly pontificating about you-know-what.

Some of them say “Y’know” as many as five times in a single sentence. I feel like shouting at the screen “I do NOT know”.

It’s the most common tic around.

via Fr Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment