Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 31, 2020

Natalie Whiting and Erin Handley, ABC News Online: The world's most vulnerable countries could become the next coronavirus hotspots

As coronavirus spreads around the globe, health experts and aid groups fear some of the world's most vulnerable countries could become new hotspots for COVID-19.

Most are concerned about over-crowded refugee camps and countries that are already facing a crisis — whether that be conflict, malnutrition, another epidemic or over-burdened healthcare systems.

Analysis from aid organisation CARE listed 15 "very high risk countries", most of them in the Middle East and Africa — Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Uganda, the Central African Republic, Chad, Niger and Haiti.

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 31, 2020

Coronavirus: China can’t suppress it, US military can’t kill it. Covid-19 is the real Godzilla -- Cary Huang, SCMP

The great cover-up of China: Beijing punished covid whistleblower, claimed it came from US and 'is STILL lying about death figures' - so what CAN we believe from them? -- Daily Mail

The coronavirus has pushed US-China relations to their worst point since Mao -- Ezra Klein, VOX

Coronavirus in Spain is 'frightening on every level'. So how did things get so bad there? -- Samantha Hawley, ABC News Online

Coronavirus: A ticking time-bomb for the Middle East -- Jonathan Marcus, BBC

Special programme: The impact of coronavirus on the Middle East -- France 24

Why Taiwan has become a problem for WHO -- BBC

'We are only at the beginning of the coronavirus crisis,' says economic historian -- Nicolas Martin, DW

The coronavirus crisis has been a huge boon to Israel’s Netanyahu -- Ephrat Livni, Quartz

Wanted: world leaders to answer the coronavirus pandemic alarm -- Simone McCarthy and Shi Jiangtao, SCMP

How will citizens of the world look after the coronavirus crisis ends? -- Joseph Moreno, The Hill

Was the Bay Area successful in flattening the coronavirus curve? -- Anagha Srikanth, The Hill

Outlook for the Global Economy -- OECD

After Oil Crisis, Let's Re-Evaluate Ties to Saudi Arabia -- Gil Barndollar & Sam Long, RCW

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