Some say Japan may have a large hidden population of asymptomatic cases. Shigeru Omi, deputy head of the government’s expert panel on the coronavirus, told lawmakers that the real number of infections could be as much as 10 or 20 times as high as currently believed. Japan has reported fewer than 17,000 cases, versus more than 1.7 million in the United States. … [Read more...] about Testing is key to beating coronavirus, right? Japan has other ideas
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For India, experts have said, banking on Herd Immunity is a “terrible idea”. While speaking to former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, Director of Harvard Global Health Institute Ashish Jha said, “We are finding that even healthy and young people are getting very ill. We can’t be cavalier about this. We have to protect these people. Herd Immunity in India is a terrible idea as millions will die, even young people.” … [Read more...] about In-Depth: Is Herd Immunity our best bet in the fight against coronavirus?
Hashtags like #RacismIsAVirus and #UnapologeticallyAsian are being shared and printed on T-shirts. #HATEISAVIRUS, created in late March by three millennials who connected via Instagram, is now a non-profit organization. It raised $16,000 in a virtual rally last week for small businesses hurt by the pandemic, said co-founder Tammy Cho, 25. … [Read more...] about US Asians, harassed over coronavirus, push back on streets, social media
Asked about limits to the Fed's crisis toolkit, for instance, Powell said there were few, noting that in fighting "an emergency of a nature we haven't really seen before ... we crossed a lot of red lines that had not been crossed before, and I am very comfortable that this is that situation where you do that." … [Read more...] about Fed’s Jerome Powell fears second coronavirus wave, reiterates crisis-fighting pledge
The COVID-19 pandemic has hit Spain particularly hard; there have been nearly 285,000 cases and more than 27,000 deaths. According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development’s Better Life Index, Spain has a “considerable” gap between its richest and poorest, with the top 20% of the population earning nearly seven times as much as the bottom 20%. Even before the coronavirus crisis, Spain had one of the highest rates of unemployment in Europe, and the pandemic has worsened that. April’s World Economic Outlook forecast an unemployment rate of 20.8%. … [Read more...] about Spain creates a universal minimum income targeted at 2.3 million people