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Scott already posted about Trump’s decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization (WHO). Not long after Trump announced his decision, Beijing offered its own moral and financial support. China criticized U.S. President Donald Trump’s move to temporarily halt funding to the World Health Organization and pledged to support the global health body. Trump […]

Food Shortages?

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On April 12, 2020

With the collapse of the entire world economy overnight, exports have plummeted, which means that at least for now, there is lots of meat in the United States. But that is not necessarily stable, espe

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The coronavirus has most certainly not stopped the Republican war on workers. What it has also done is put some of those workers in the spotlight, as they used their expanded leverage and incredible fear of catching the virus to demand safety on the job. We saw a lot of short labor actions in the […]
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April 14

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On March 28, 2020
A few days ago, I expressed skepticism of scientists claiming the coronvirus outbreak would peak in the U.S. in three weeks. But here we have a new model from the University of Washington School of Medicine claiming basically the same thing, that April 14 will be the peak day. Moreover, it projects a fairly significant […]

Three Weeks?

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On March 25, 2020

Is it just me or does this seem ridiculously optimistic? A leading epidemiologist advising the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has estimated the peak of deaths in the US coronavirus pand

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The response of Mexican president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to COVID-19 is astonishing, making Trump look rational by comparison. All around Latin America, governments have spent the past few weeks gearing up for an impending wave of coronavirus cases. In El Salvador, President Nayib Bukele closed the borders to foreigners. In Colombia, President Ivan Duque […]
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