President Woodrow Wilson is best known as the American commander-in-chief during World War I. His case is an intriguing one. Wilson suffered a severe stroke in 1919, the year after the global conflict ended, and was largely incapacitated for the remainder of his presidency until 1921. That produced speculation that his wife, Edith, was running the country. (Wilson was also the last U.S. president to contend with a global pandemic, the Spanish Flu of 1918, which killed 50 million worldwide.) … [Read more...] about When leaders are stricken in office, how do nations act?
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A. The immediate priority is for the Government of India and the RBI is to work out a feasible package of fiscal and monetary policy response to the expected loss in economic activity. As in most other countries, the quantum of the response will likely have to be scaled up, so the government may have to choose between various financing options – conventional market borrowing, borrowing from overseas or borrowing from the RBI or even some government-owned enterprises (such as the LIC). … [Read more...] about Exclusive | Full economic activity may resume only by September: Mark Matthews, Julius Baer
What does remote work mean for the future of urbanism? The long-term trend toward urban living is unlikely to be reversed in the wake of COVID-19. Creating a permanent layer of social distancing isn’t feasible—not to mention bad for the environment. Still, mitigating the risk of pandemics will have to become part of our thinking about zoning decisions, urban planning, architecture and design, building inspections, and every other aspect of our physical lives. That’s why embracing technology that can provide some protection is so important. Whether it’s remote working, mobile voting, self-driving vehicles, telehealth, or telereligion, we’re going to need innovations that empower us to isolate even in the densest cities. Silicon Valley and tech in general has been a punching bag for the media and politicians for the past few years, but if we want to adapt the economy to survive in an age of pandemics, we’re going to need the tech sector more than ever. … [Read more...] about 5 questions that will determine how we survive the coronavirus crisis
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in a chilling warning, said in an interview on CNN that the US “will certainly have millions of cases of COVID-19 and more than 100,000 deaths before the crisis subsides.” … [Read more...] about Coronavirus pandemic | US COVID-19 death toll now more than the number of people killed in 9/11 attacks