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Signs missed and steps slowed in Trump’s pandemic response

Washington, April 13 – By the time President Donald Trump first spoke publicly about the coronavirus, it may already have been too late. Interviewed at Davos, a gathering of global elites in the Swiss Alps, the president on Jan. 22 played down the threat posed by the respiratory virus from China, which had just reached American shores in the form ... Read More »

Autocrats’ Quandary: You Can’t Arrest a Virus

The world’s strongmen are reverting to their standard playbook to project an aura of control. It’s a risky strategy for a chaotic crisis. By Declan Walsh CAIRO — When the virus hit, the strongmen hit back as they know best. For Egypt’s president, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, that meant deploying chemical warfare troops, clad in protective suits and armed with disinfectant, ... Read More »

Drugs use of which may beat Covid-19 have barrier – Patents

Patents on potential anti-COVID-19 drugs allow researchers to conduct clinical trials but once they have been approved, the regulations prevent them from being marketed. by K.M. Gopakumar and Prathibha Sivasubramaniam In the absence of any vaccines to prevent COVID-19, there are many clinical trials (CT) taking place to find a treatment. These CTs are mainly focusing on either repurposing or ... Read More »

Coronavirus & early lessons from China

By Helge Berger, Kenneth Kang, & Changyong Rhee, International Monetary Fund (IMF) WASHINGTON DC, Mar 27 2020 (IPS) – The coronavirus is having a profound and serious impact on the global economy and has sent policymakers looking for ways to respond. China’s experience so far shows that the right policies make a difference in fighting the disease and mitigating its ... Read More »

Coronavirus: 2,500 Army members aiding local administration

More than 2,500 members of Bangladesh Army have performed various activities in 61 districts on Thursday to support the local administrations ensure social distancing and keep coronavirus suspects in home quarantine to prevent further transmission of COVID-19. Sources at the Inter Service Public Relation (ISPR) said Bangladesh Army started working at field level under “In aid to Civil Power” since ... Read More »