Covid-19 Treatment (No joke)


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lizby
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Posted: 04:00am 25 Nov 2020      

Speaking of attributed, let's look at this statement from Nov. 9.

  Warpspeed said  Putin achieved wonders in Russia by wiping out communist corruption, and introducing democracy, and Trump is trying to achieve a similar thing in the US. The Russian economy is thriving now most of the corruption there has been eliminated.


Of course, no attribution is made for this statement, astonishing as it is. I can think of nowhere that such an assertion about Russia could originate other than the Kremlin itself.

Here's a site which produces, for 180 countries, "a composite index, a combination of 13 surveys and assessments of corruption, collected by a variety of reputable institutions": CORRUPTION PERCEPTIONS INDEX

Here's a list of their ranking

Russia is 138 out of 180 (higher number is worse). The largest democratic economies are all in the top 22 (least corrupt)--including US, Japan, Germany, UK, France, Canada, Australia.


Country        Rank    Score    Population
Denmark          1 88 5,792,202
New Zealand      2 87 4,822,233
Sweden           3 85 10,099,265
Singapore        3 85 5,850,342
Finland          3 85 5,540,720
Gabon            4 31 2,225,734
Norway           7 84 5,421,241
Netherlands      8 82 17,134,872
Canada           9 81 37,742,154
Luxembourg       9 81 625,978
Germany         11 80 83,783,942
United Kingdom  11 80 67,886,011
Australia       13 77 25,499,884
Austria         14 76 9,006,398
Hong Kong       14 76 7,496,981
Iceland         14 76 341,243
Belgium         17 75 11,589,623
Japan           18 73 126,476,461
Ireland         18 73 4,937,786
Estonia         18 73 1,326,535
France          21 72 65,273,511
United States   22 71 331,002,651

So I have to wonder about your sources, including those questioning "attributions" of covid-19 deaths and Joe Biden's electoral victory (where for all the over-the-top press conference assertions of fraud, there has been no proof given, and in fact, none even asserted in court) (why is it that only in conspiracy-theory circles is absence of evidence taken as evidence of presence?).

Do your theories all come directly from some Russian propaganda ministry, or are they filtered through intermediate sources?

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Edited 2020-11-25 14:03 by lizby