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U.S. Coronavirus Cases Surpass 100,000 As Doctors Cope With Medical Shortages

The sum of known coronavirus U.S. cases soared well past 100,000, with more than 1,600 dead, as weary doctors and nurses protested at shortages of scarce medical supplies that some have to keep under lock and key or even buy on the black market.

Read Here – Reuters

The Next Epicenters

Rich-country governments have announced large fiscal packages to expand health-care provision and mitigate the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. But what can poorer countries do to flatten the contagion curve and soften the economic shock?

Read Here – Project Syndicate

How The Pandemic Will End

Even a perfect response won’t end the pandemic. As long as the virus persists somewhere, there’s a chance that one infected traveler will reignite fresh sparks in countries that have already extinguished their fires…Under these conditions, there are three possible endgames: one that’s very unlikely, one that’s very dangerous, and one that’s very long.

Read Here – The Atlantic

How Xi Jinping’s “Controlocracy” Lost Control

Although the global coronavirus epidemic has only recently made international headlines, some in China have known about it since the beginning of December. Thanks to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s high-tech dictatorship, that information was not made public, and the virus was allowed to take off.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

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