Daily Archives: May 10, 2020

Boris Johnson unveils reopening plan for U.K.


CBC News: The National

Published on May 10, 2020

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson outlines the first small steps the country will take to ease its COVID-19 lockdown restrictions.

Pence, Fauci isolating after White House employees test positive for coronavirus – YouTube


CBC News: The National



Published on May 10, 2020

U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence and Dr. Anthony Fauci are among the officials self-isolating after two White House employees test positive for coronavirus.

UN Chief on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan

United Nations

May 10, 2020
Opening remarks by António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations on the release of the updated COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan [delivered as video message].

Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in a recorded message, said, “we need 6.7 billion US dollars to protect millions of people and help stop the virus from circling back around the globe. Humanitarian aid is not just a moral imperative, it is a practical necessity to combat the virus. If COVID-19 wreaks havoc in the poorest classes, we are all at risk.”

The $6.7 billion Global Humanitarian Response Plan calls for swift and determined action to stave off the most debilitating effects of the pandemic in 63 low and middle-income countries. While most of these nations have low COVID-19 caseloads, their surveillance, laboratory testing and health systems are weak, according to WHO.

The initial plan has netted $1 billion which has been used to install handwashing facilities in refugee camps and other vulnerable places, and to provide countries with medical supplies such as gloves, surgical masks, N95 respirators and testing kits.

New transport hubs for delivering supplies by air have also been established, while nearly two million people worldwide, including health workers, have been trained in virus identification via an online portal run by WHO.

The awkward debate around Trump’s mental fitness

Vox

Jan 24, 2018

The rule that keeps psychiatrists from talking about Trump.

Trump has made questions about his mental fitness unavoidable, with nearly every major news network now openly discussing whether the president has the the cognitive stability to do his job. But psychiatrists and mental health experts have been largely absent in the debate about Trump’s mental health. That’s thanks to the Goldwater Rule, a decades-old ethical guideline that’s coming under serious pressure as Trump starts his second year in office. In their series Strikethrough, Vox producers Carlos Maza and Coleman Lowndes explore the challenges facing the news media in the age of Trump.

Was Karl Marx right? | The Economist

The Economist

May 4, 2018

Karl Marx remains surprisingly relevant 200 years after his birth. He rightly predicted some of the pitfalls of capitalism, but his solution was far worse than the disease.

Covid-19: what the world has learned during lockdown | The Economist


The Economist

May 5, 2020

Lockdowns appear to have slowed the spread of covid-19. But what has the world learned about the virus during this time? Ed Carr, The Economist’s deputy editor, and Callum Williams, our senior economics correspondent, answer your questions.
Read more here: https://econ.st/2WtcLGF Further reading:
Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2QXX9sJ
Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.trib.al/YD53WI6
Read about the origins of the covid-19 virus here: https://econ.st/2YBb6RZ
Read our briefing on the “90% economy” in the covid-19 aftermath: https://econ.st/3dcpHHF
How governments are starting to ease restrictions: https://econ.st/2SPvyuX
Read our article about whether low-trust societies do better in a pandemic: https://econ.st/2YuXAiG

Covid-19: how it will change the world | The Economist


The Economist
May 8, 2020

Even when covid-19 is under control, the long-term effects of the virus will be far-reaching. How will the coronavirus pandemic—and the way it has been handled—change the world?
Read more here: https://econ.st/2yEhCg9 Further reading:
Find The Economist’s most recent coverage of covid-19 here: https://econ.st/2QXX9sJ
Sign up to The Economist’s daily newsletter to keep up to date with our latest covid-19 coverage: https://econ.trib.al/YD53WI6
Which emerging markets are being harmed the most by covid-19: https://econ.st/3dnCh76
Read our briefing on the debt the rich world will be left with: https://econ.st/2YIpRm3
How would-be autocrats are using the pandemic to grab more power: https://econ.st/2WwOcbR
Read about China’s plans to crush new outbreaks of covid-19: https://econ.st/2yvOHuE