TAIPEI, TAIWAN – In Malaysia, like much of the world, coronavirus infections began rocketing in early March and eventually topped 8,800.
Most of its neighbors have stopped the spread on COVID-19 because of several advantages missing in the United States, analysts say.
FILE – Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, background, addresses ASEAN leaders during the Special ASEAN summit on COVID-19 in Hanoi, Vietnam, April 14, 2020.
U.S. President Donald Trump had thanked the Vietnamese prime minister in May for supplying medical gear and giving facemasks to the United States.
Some Americans suspect that Vietnam as a communist state suppressed freedoms to stop COVID-19 and covered up caseload data.