Wondering how coronavirus might change the world? Look to history.
The World Bank Sold Bonds to Help Poor Countries Contain Pandemics. But They’ve Never Been Paid Out.
The fine print on the pandemic bonds says there's a 12-week waiting period, and by then the $196 million may be too little, too late.
The plan depends on testing millions of people to assure that the country can ease the lockdown without COVID-19 raging back.
“Sadly most Chinese people really believe the U.S. brought the virus to China and they call it ‘USA virus,’” Lucy, a 45-year-old Chinese American who recently returned to China to take care of her parents, told VICE News.
The new coronavirus, which erupted four months ago in Wuhan, China, has ground vast swathes of the global economy to a halt and claimed over 51,000 lives.
Plagues and the politics of endless crisis.
There are currently 1,290 people in the intensive care unit, meaning they're hooked up to ventilators — a device that’s in short supply in New York.
“It felt like I was in a third-world country fabricating protective equipment for Ebola. I mean, this is incredibly rudimentary equipment.”
“Whatever gets in here starts spreading, and everyone gets it.”
“This would be a gift from heaven. This would be a gift from God if it works. So we’re gonna pray to God that it does work.”
“It may work and it may not work. And I agree with the doctor when he said it may work, may not work. I feel good about it,” Trump said.