Our brilliant data team analysed all recorded epidemics since 1960, and found a clear trend: democracies seem to experience lower mortality rates than their non-democratic counterparts, for any given level of income. Free flow of information saves lives. economist.com/graphic-detail…

2:52 AM · Feb 19, 2020

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Probably not very causal. Societies capable of pluralistic politics are usually more functional in general, with lower interethnic conflict, less public corruption, higher social trust, etc.
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Authoritarian states all have free healthcare. Like, it's fully free, usually with no alternative.
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Perhaps, also, democracies have better, more efficient, health care?
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The million dollar question: does the free flow of information and a *pursuit* of rule-of-law based institutions facilitate such prosperity?
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People here tend to ignore the fact that Dr. #LiWenLiang was specifically warned for spreading the falsehood of “7 cases of confirmed diagnosis of SARS” and hold him up as a hero.
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Maybe but the doctors would have been able to inform ppl potentially radically changing the outcome
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