EDIT 2020/03/03: Original video deleted – here’s another one.
I try to avoid cheap jokes about Ukraine is like Africa. But I do sometimes wonder.
This is how doctors and nurses at a Lvov hospital reacted to finding out that they wouldn’t be hosting potential coronavirus infectees evacuated from China. By singing the ще не вмерла.
In fairness, you’re probably safer staying at home than getting treated by that crowd.
This is after a group of 70 thugs pelted a bus carrying other evacuees with stones. Actually, scratch this, I wouldn’t even expect this in African villages.
On reading Richard Preston’s The Hot Zone during the ebola crisis that year, many things that are auto-dismissed as “superstitious African” behavior become clear to me. For instance, the suspicion of hospitals – understandable since past cases, hospitals had served as the primary transmission vector. The suspicion towards (and even murder of) medical teams – part of long (and effective!) tradition of villages self-quarantining themselves. There were even accounts of patients displaying erratic behavior (e.g. pissing on nurses), almost as if the ebola was subtly influencing the brain to propagate this gift of Nurgle. Ebola-chan was literally real! Corona is nowhere near as virulent as ebola (~1% vs. ~60% mortality rates). Yet not even African medical teams, so far as I know, were celebrating opportunities to skimp out on the Hippocratic Oath.
In fairness, though, that’s nothing new, with the West’s Russiagate obsessives having also blaming Russia for promoting anti-vaccines propaganda and creating Ukraine’s measles epidemic (by far the largest in Europe). Even though the measles immunization rate had collapsed during the late Orange era, when the influence of America and the Baptist freaks from Western Ukraine reached a temporary maximum.
Incidentally, this does show to what extent the Ukraine has really “unified” as a country after Russian “aggression” and what Ukrainian nationalism is really worth. It’s all fun and games when larping in vyshivankas and kneeling before funeral processions of ATO soldiers, but as soon as they need to put some skin in the game, all of that instantly dissipates.
PS. he Ukraine handed over the operation of its railways to German state operator Deutsche Bahn for a period of ten years, with PM Alexei Goncharuk having remarked back in October 2019 Ukraine’s railway infrastructure is “practically destroyed… due to total corruption.” As far as I know, all East European countries are capable of running their own railways. Why does Ukrainian governance underperform its national IQ level of ~95 by about 1 S.D.? In fact, I think Ukraine might well be the single greatest argument against HBD.