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    12 Countries — And I Mean *Entire Countries* — That Have Fewer New Cases Of COVID Than Trump's White House

    Trump's White House had more new COVID-19 cases this week than New Zealand, Vietnam, and Yemen combined.

    By now you've probably heard that the coronavirus is spreading like wildfire through the White House. Donald Trump was hospitalized for several days with COVID-19, and many others in his circle, including Melania Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Kayleigh McEnany, and Hope Hicks, have also become infected.

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    Many are linking the outbreak to the so-called Rose Garden Massacre — the event that Trump hosted at the White House on Sept. 26 to announce his nominee for the Supreme Court, Amy Coney Barrett. There were more than 200 people packed into the Rose Garden that day, and videos show that there were very few masks and no social distancing at the possible "superspreader" event.

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    Well, yesterday, a leaked memo revealed that 34 White House staffers and contacts have now become infected with the coronavirus from this outbreak. As some have pointed out, this means that in the past week, there have been more new cases coming from the White House alone than from some entire countries.

    New COVID-19 cases in past week: Vietnam - 5 Taiwan - 9 Yemen - 10 New Zealand - 25 White House - 34

    So, if you're curious, here are 12 countries that had fewer new cases of COVID-19 this week than the White House:

    This data was pulled from the World Health Organization and is current as of Oct. 8, 2020.

    While the White House has at least 34 active cases right now...

    1. New Zealand had 16 new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House has more than twice the number of new cases as the entire country of New Zealand.

    2. Vietnam had four new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House has more than eight times the number of new cases in Vietnam.

    3. Papua New Guinea had seven new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House is dealing with about five times as many new cases.

    4. Sudan had 28 new confirmed cases this week.

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    That's six fewer than the White House.

    5. Yemen had 18 new confirmed cases this week.

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    About half of what the White House is dealing with.

    6. Liberia had 11 new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House has more than three times as many cases.

    7. Cambodia had four new confirmed cases this week.

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    That's 30 fewer than the White House.

    8. Malawi had 30 new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House has four more.

    9. Botswana had zero new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House has 34 more.

    10. Barbados had 13 new confirmed cases this week.

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    Just over a third of the White House's number.

    11. Tanzania had zero new confirmed cases this week.

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    That's 34 fewer than the White House.

    12. Bhutan had 22 new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House has 12 more new cases than the nation of Bhutan.

    13. Finally, here are two countries that had slightly more new cases than Trump's White House this week. Thailand had 53 new confirmed cases.

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    This means the White House has 19 fewer cases than the entire country of Thailand.

    14. And Australia had 104 new confirmed cases this week.

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    The White House alone has about one-third the new cases of the entire country of Australia.

    TL;DR: Wear a mask, practice social distancing, and take this virus seriously — even if your leaders won't.

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