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Global Reactions to the Coronavirus
Mar 15, 2020 at 10:22 PM

The Quick Facts

  • As of 6pm EST on Sunday, March 15th, there were over 162,000 global confirmed cases of the Coronavirus, with over 6,000 deaths. (Source: Johns Hopkins University, https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/)
  • Governments and citizens across the world are working to combat the spread of the virus. Italy, the worst-hit country after China, reported 368 deaths in the last 24 hours and remains in total lockdown mode. Spain and France just announced nationwide lockdowns of their own. 
  • In the United States, schools across the country are closing doors, the Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates to zero, and travelers returning home faced long lines due to travel restrictions.
  • In China, the situation appears to be improving, with many attributing the declining number of new cases to strict containment and mitigation measures.

Food For Thought

What lessons can we learn from other nations' experiences with the Coronavirus?

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The Washington Post

Our bitterly divided House has done the right thing to address the coronavirus crisis

Editorial Board
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The Boston Globe

A coronavirus cautionary tale from Italy: Don’t do what we did

Mattia Ferraresi
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The New York Times

South Korea: What We’re Doing to Fight the Coronavirus

Seo Eun-young
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South China Morning Post

China’s coronavirus response and Italy’s struggles show the benefits of a hierarchical system – and where it needs improvement

Daniel A Bell & Wang Pei
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