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COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 20, 2020

Medical
Antibody Test, Seen as Key to Reopening Country, Does Not Yet Deliver
As President Trump presses to reopen the country and several states are considering lifting lockdowns in the next few weeks, widespread screening is....

Coronavirus: China’s New Diplomacy

As on 15April 2020, the total number of coronavirus cases are 1,986,936, with 125,953 deaths worldwide. The origin of the virus remains unknown. It is widely believed that virus jumped species and is traced to the “wet market” in Wuhan. It is bel....

GUNNING WITH PUNNING | A POEM

The coroning ignominy Will come when we discover The roots of the conspiracy And the “WHO-HAN” link uncover Ideas whether batty or not Immersed in Made-in-China soup At all that thrown into the pot The world must look at with a ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 14, 2020

Economic
IMF cancels debt payments for 6 months for 25 poor nations
The International Monetary Fund approved $500 million on April 13 to cancel six months of debt payments for 25 of the world's most impoverished countries so t....

To Lockdown or Not

All Indians await with bated breath the government's decision as to what should be done on expiry of the current countrywide lockdown. There are no easy answers and this is an occasion when no one would envy being in Prime Minister Modi's shoes. Indi....

Rethinking National Security in an Age of Pandemics

Introduction
National security has traditionally been defined and understood in military terms. This notion of national security focuses on threats such as external armed aggression, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), terrorism, insurgenc....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 9, 2020

Medical
Some doctors moving away from ventilators for virus patients
As health officials around the world push to get more ventilators to treat coronavirus patients, some doctors are moving away from using the breathing machine....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 8, 2020

Economic
Land ports in China beef up drive against imported infections
Chinese land ports around the country are enhancing prevention and control measures on imported coronavirus cases amid a flood of land arrivals after most ....

COVID-19 International Developments: Daily Scan, April 7, 2020

Economic
“Sectors, People and Regions… and second lockdowns” Europe sets up taskforces to ease coronavirus lockdowns
France, Spain, Belgium and Finland are among many countries that have set up expert committees to exam....

THE WUHAN VIRUS | A POEM

At Wuhan at the market wet Where bats and pangolins are sold The stage for the virus was set To bring the world into its fold In November came an alert There was a new pneumonic strain The researcher who saw it first Rang bells but....

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