Nothing about Africa yet, butkungfufighter wrote: ↑Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:45 pm@ starkmonster, what do you think the implications are if the above climatic conditions study proves correct?
I can see manufacturing moving to the traditionally under developed countries which would be relatively free of mass infections.
Could this finally be Sub Saharan Africa's shot at a decent standard of living, for instance?
Vietnam’s Covid-19 response could spur production shift from China
Vietnam's Covid-19 record could make it an attractive investment destination as economies seek to make their supply chains less dependent on China.
Despite a population of over 96 million and sharing a land border with China, Vietnam has recorded only 288 Covid-19 cases so far and zero deaths. Meanwhile, China, where the disease was first reported last year, has recorded nearly 83,000 cases and more than 4,600 deaths.
Vietnam's highly effective containment of the Covid-19 pandemic will prove to be an advantage for the country's investment environment, helping economic recovery and placing the country in a new position on the global stage, Planning and Investment Minister Nguyen Chi Dung said at an online meeting between Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and businesses Saturday.
Foreign investors are considering shifting investments to Vietnam due to their trust in Vietnam's "safety" amid the pandemic, according to recent reports by the National Assembly's Economic Committee. Evidently, U.S. and South Korean tech firms have recently been pushing to diversify their production out of China, and some have chosen Vietnam, the reports said.
Apple Inc., for example, has planned to produce 3-4 million wireless earphones called AirPods, or around 30 percent of total classic AirPods production, in Vietnam this quarter, a Nikkei Asian Review report said. This would be the first time that millions of AirPod units will be produced in Vietnam, it added.
Samsung has also been considering shifting some of its high-end smartphone production lines to Vietnam, Reuters reported in March, citing a company spokeswoman.
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