The European Union: Coronavirus Pandemic

Monday, 30 March 2020 - 12:00 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Editorial, European Union, General

(Latest update: 2 July 2020) Over the coming months, the world will now experience not only how individual states will deal with the global coronavirus pandemic, but also how governments can or cannot intercept the consequences. It can be observed in real time how a real and worldwide crisis is reacted to, who has made provisions and built up reserves or has only wobbled. Already the unemployment numbers and the number of bankruptcies in the first few weeks will provide sufficient information and thus also give an answer to which social and state systems are viable even in crises and take their weakest with them instead of having to leave them behind. It can be assumed that the countries will cope best with the crisis, that are regularly accused of charging too high taxes and having too strong social systems in “regular times” (some Americans would even call it “pure socialism” until a big crises hit in. Then more and more people are questioning why the richest country in the world cannot provide as excellent social security as Germany has for decades – everything always has its advantages and disadvantages), because these countries can now set their full strength come into effect and let it unfold. Whatever the outcome of this “competition” will be, let us all remain prudent, relaxed, reasonable and show solidarity and, of course, let’s stay at home if possible, because the more people abide by the rules, the sooner we can get this spook under control. Even if it will take months before a vaccine will be available, we shouldn’t give the virus the pleasure to let destroy us socially and economically. Stay healthy and #flattenthecurve #StayHomeSaveLives #Coronavirus #covid19 (Coronavirus warning app for Germany)

Of course, it is important to get information from reliable sources in order to avoid fake news or to drive yourself nuts, because those who die of fear or panic are dead as well. A public source is e.g.: Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, EU vs Disinformation. Relying on information from the current US, British, Chinese, Russian, Brazilian and some more weird governments has now proven to be a significant health hazard. It is therefore important to follow the reporting of the reputable and reliable media, which have set up corresponding sections on the subject: The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, The Hill, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Tampa Bay Times, The Atlantic, National Public Radio (NPR), Politico.com, Bloomberg, Financial Times, France24, The Times, The Guardian, BBC, Politico.eu, Haaretz, Times of Israel, Palestine Chronicle, Arab News, The National, Al Jazeera, Gulf Times, Al Arabiya. To hide the often imbecile comments under the reports, there are extensions or add-ons for browsers that can be installed very quickly and easily. This gives you the option to switch comments on website on or off at any time. This applies not only to news websites in general, but also to Facebook in particular.

Discussions are currently taking place at European level about alleged lack of solidarity, in connection with the assertion or threat that the EU could break up. A look across the pond to America shows that this is unfounded. The states there are currently also sealing themselves off from each others, in connection with travel restrictions (The New York Times, 10 April 2020: Driving and Travel Restrictions Across the United States) in order to at least slow the spread of the virus. Nevertheless, nobody there comes up with the idea of ​​questioning fundamental solidarity or even bringing the dissolution of the USA into play. Same counts for the present and future of the EU. In addition, the EU states have already relaxed the transport system so that the flow of goods within the Schengen area is guaranteed, so that there are no supply bottlenecks. Medical needs are exchanged and the distribution of intensive care patients is getting better and better to relieve hotspots. To top it off in economic terms: even after 244 years, there are no obligations on the part of the U.S. government or the U.S. states to protect other U.S. states from bankruptcy (just as old, by the way, are the constantly recurring disputes about the budget, which is also about the distribution of wealth from the northern states to the southern states. In this context, the EU is more of a trainee). It is hard to understand why this could be different, 27 years after the EU was founded, in the relationship between Brussels and the EU states or between the EU states. It is also clear, however, that the lessons from the banking and financial crisis 2009 cannot be that of responding to the upcoming economic challenges in Southern and Eastern Europe with the EU-typical “small small”. Although there was ample time after 2015 to correct the design flaws of the eurozone, it still does not seem to have happened, which is why there is now the same friction as five years ago. “Learning from crises and mistakes” does not seem to be a concept preferred by the EU states. That the countries of Northern Europe are not willing to risk their creditworthiness and very favorable interest rates by agreeing unconditional and unlimited funds to Southern and Eastern Europe and, at the same time, a debt pooling, to compensate for the inability and mismanagement of other EU states, is understandable. After all, it does not help anyone if all EU states are broke together. At the same time, “what ever it takes” support need to be provided to make sure that the economic downturns of the countries in Southern and Eastern Europe will be as soft as possible, because the shocks that would otherwise be given would naturally also spread to Central and Northern Europe. For example, if Italy were on its economic knees, Spain, Portugal and Greece would be pulled into the abyss as well and France would alarmingly wobble. With a delay, it then hits the north and may even blow up the euro zone as such. The resulting economic devastation would lead to mass unemployment and impoverishment and the resulting from it civil war-like conditions. Not even the most insane nationalist can seriously want that. Although the consequences of the banking and financial crisis have already shown this impressively, it obviously need to be pointed out again and again from time to time.

Germany’s foreign trade figures show how strongly the German economy is dependent on foreign trade, namely with almost 40% of the total economic output and the majority of this in turn with other EU states. In absolute self-interest, there can be no ducking away with regard to massive support in favor of EU states that have been hard hit by the corona crisis, unless you want to shoot yourself in both feet several times or in other words: If Germany does not support its best “customers”, that will lead to job and prosperity cuts in Germany. The Federal Government as the voice of the largest and strongest economy not only in the EU but in Europe as a whole decides on the extent, both positive and negative. It thus holds the fate of the EU in it’s hands, even if no federal government has really wanted to do so yet. If you are honest, it was the case almost from the beginning of the EU. The EU and all its predecessors since the end of the Second World War are built on exactly that, namely that Germany is an economic giant that should be integrated into narrow multinational Western frameworks for the benefit of all, also to prevent another crazy mustache to turn German voters into overly nationalistic, “Herrenrasse” idiots. Retailers, service providers and end customers have known the means to be used in customer loyalty for decades: discount programs, bonus miles, payback points, free promotions. If you transfer this to entire countries, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Greece now want to redeem their bonus miles and payback points in the form of a (reconstruction) fund or the significant expansion of the EU budget to cushion the consequences of the corona crisis. That makes a lot of sense, although the currently announced 500 billion euros will have to be multiplied and a mix of transfer and credit programs in connection with interest and repayment suspensions will have to be given, so that Germany’s “customers” have the necessary freedom to be able to get back on their feet. The sooner and better this succeeds, the sooner the productions in Germany will run under full steam again. This has been deliberately described in purely economic terms, especially since the term “solidarity” and the related matters that should be taken for granted within the EU doesn’t currently seem to be bestseller. Current critics of the mentioned solution will later try to sell it full-bodied as “a pure act of the benevolent and downright selfless northern states towards the greedy southern states” anyway. Of course, this will only work for the rather simple and/or nationalistically charged part of the populations. If you make yourself honest here, then the consequences of the corona crisis for the northern states, with all given problems, are Sunday walks in comparison to the devastations in the southern states, some of which still have to struggle with the consequences of the financial crisis 2008, so they weren’t able to build up adequate provisions. The northern states opened their own rescue packages weeks ago, which actually hold very well and will continue to do so. This also worked so well because the northern states generally got through the 2008 financial crisis much better than the southern states and were able to build up reserves through foreign trade surpluses – with money from abroad. This is why “Payback Time” is now. On the other hand, if you listen to the negative comments on the (reconstruction) fund or the significant expansion of the EU budget to cushion the consequences of the crisis of some politicians, even finance ministers, of the northern states, you can only be surprised. Either they are actually as stupid as they sound, they have never understood the EU, they have no macro-economic skills, or all of it. In any case, they practice what they accuse the southern states of: only wanting to take advantage of the EU, but not wanting to assume the resulting obligations. This won’t work. Anyway, for the foreseeable future, the so-called Eurobonds will only continue to take place in the wildest dreams of heads of state in southern Europe, because they are politically unenforceable in the north. A key promise when the euro was introduced was that there would be no debt pooling under any circumstances. In addition, the EU substructure, which would be necessary to talk about joint financing, i.e. a significant deepening of EU integration towards EU statehood, is missing, which means that partial sovereignty of the EU states is to be given to Brussels (in particular, options for access and control in financial policy). Surprisingly, the northern states would be more willing to do so than the southern and southeastern states, which makes the motivation of the latter seem rather doubtful when it comes to “debt sharing”. At least the “road map” becomes clear again before the toxic box “bonds” could even be opened. In the south this is of course known, but for domestic reasons they have to pretend that they have never heard of it before, being able to say after the conclusion of the negotiation “We fought hard, but more than what we got now wasn’t possible!”. On the other hand, there are more than enough possibilities and tools with which the north can actively support the south. This includes the ECB buying up government bonds/debenture bonds again on a large scale. In the meantime, even Greek trash papers are accepted as security. That says a lot about the will to help. Added to this is the European short-time work payment solution suggested by Ms. von der Leyen, which can be the entry point to a European social security system and directly benefits employers and employees in the EU member states. This maintains jobs on the one hand and sustains basic consumption on the other, so that economic downturns are cushioned very gently (the instrument has been known in Germany for several decades, but is new to other states). The ESM can provide funds of 240 billion euros for a limited period of time on favorable terms to deal with further economic hardships. In addition, there is a loan program from the European Investment Bank worth 200 billion euros, which is intended to benefit small and medium-sized companies. All in all, that’s over 500 billion euros plus the ECB’s purchases of 750 billion euros. If the going gets tough, the funds could go completely to southern and south-eastern Europe, because the north can finance itself on its own anyway. On the other hand, these are repayable loans, which can usually also be found in the government debt ratio of the states. With the exception of the conditioning of the ESM funds and the Eurobonds, there is vast agreement in Brussels about the support measures. The remaining EU states are still Germany’s largest trade partners. If the largest partners break apart, this naturally has a direct impact on the turnover of German companies, and thus on the number of jobs, taxes, etc. It is therefore in Germany’s own best interest to intervene as early as possible. The longer we wait, the more expensive it will become for everyone (Politico.eu, 27 March 2020: Only EU solidarity can avert economic disaster, Politico.eu, 29 March 2020: Virtual summit, real acrimony: EU leaders clash over ‘corona bonds’, Politico.eu, 29 March 2020: Von der Leyen brands corona bonds a ‘slogan,’ setting off firestorm in Italy, Politico.eu, 30 March 2020: EU budget to be at ‘heart’ of coronavirus response, von der Leyen says, Politico.eu, 1 April 2020: EU response to corona crisis ‘poor,’ says senior Greek official, Reuters, 1 April 2020: EU proposes short-time work scheme to avoid coronavirus lay-offs, Politico.eu, 1 April 2020: Europe’s coronavirus identity crisis, Politico.eu, 1 April 2020: Berlin and Paris pitch competing solutions to ‘corona bonds’ conundrum, Politico.eu, 2 April 2020: Von der Leyen calls for ‘tangible’ solidarity on €100B jobs scheme, Politico.eu, 2 April 2020: Italy’s future is in German hands, Politico.eu, 3 April 2020: EU cool on corona bonds as economic plan takes shape, The Guardian, 5 April 2020: Europe’s future is at stake in this war against coronavirus, France24, 9 April 2020: EU finance ministers reach agreement on coronavirus rescue deal, Politico.eu, 9 April 2020: Finance ministers strike deal to combat coronavirus recession, BBC, 10 April 2020: Coronavirus pandemic: EU agrees €500bn rescue package, Politico.eu, 10 April 2020: EU leaders to discuss recovery package on April 23).

With regard to the effects of the corona pandemic on the real estate industry (The European Union: Real Estate and Demography), it is not yet possible to make a clear forecast for Germany as of 26 March 2020, especially since the effects will depend on the duration of the restrictions. During this time, the rental and purchase market is practically frozen. On the one hand, there are little practical possibilities for relocations due to the Germany-wide ban on contacts (“social distancing” – The Times, 23 April 2020: Peter Brookes Times cartoon: April 23 2020 – Social Distancing: At last, a use for Rees-Mogg), on the other hand there are economic fears for the future, so that relocations are postponed anyway. Of course, this has negative effects especially for landlords, seller, property manager, developer, brokers, notaries, mortgage banks etc., because the market is now frozen for them too, so that the transaction volume from last year will certainly not be reached. Of course there will be catch-up effects, but complete cancellations due to economic uncertainties as well. With the help of the aid packages that have just been approved by the federal government, the country at large will be doing just fine economically for the next two to three months. In the long run, of course, such a state of emergency cannot be maintained. But the corona crisis affects a country that has just 10 years of continuous growth behind it, which is why the government debt is reduced to 60% while reserves could be built up. In addition, many companies have gone through so-called “fat years”, have also been able to build up reserves and have created a record number of jobs, with an unemployment rate of 5%, which means full employment. From an economic point of view, you can’t be much better prepared, even if you would like to do entirely without such an event. If Germany can be reopened in May, the country would have got away with a remarkable black eye. The economic output will decline compared to the previous year, also because the industry cannot restart as quickly as to just shut down (international supply chains), which means that unemployment figures can be expected to rise, but the feared “big clearcut” would be prevented. Related to rental apartments, however, it is already clear that it will have little impact on rents. There would have been well over 50,000 coronavirus deaths (which, fortunately, cannot be expected from the current state of affairs) with own apartments so that there would be a slight relaxation on the housing market. Even if it were, it would initially only reduce the hidden homelessness, i.e. people, who currently live with parents, relatives or friends because they cannot find own apartments. The situation is different in retail (except food), hotels, restaurants, tourism (how extensive the crisis would become became clear, among other things, after the federal eagle was displayed two days in a row in the smartphone’s news list and the travel app belonging to the Federal Foreign Office referred to the “Worldwide Travel Warning”, so that, in addition to the depressing feeling it created, the corona epidemic got an “upgrade” to corona pandemic), other service segments (the development on the market for office space will be pretty interesting, too), culture, arts, sport events etc.. Here, the Coronavirus can lead to noticeable changes and losses in sales. The longer the crisis lasts, the more business will have to be shifted from stationary retail to online shops and delivery services. This eliminates retail space because only intermediate storage space is required instead. With the increasing duration of the crisis, it is becoming more and more clear that video conferences are very practical and, above all, inexpensive alternatives to traditional business trips. The media in particular are doing this right now. More and more news and discussion groups are taking place from the home office. What is a relaxing experience for those involved, because even elderly seniors can easily use Skype, Zoom, WhatsApp, FaceTime & Co. (HowToGeek.com, 16 March 2020: The 6 Best Free Video Conferencing Apps), of course, has an unfavorable effect on those indirectly involved (hotels, restaurants, transport, etc.). So in the future it will be important for those involved to weigh up what makes more sense: having the own “studio” at home/suitably equipped workplaces in companies or the common good by making use of the services of others for a fee. As a rule, companies work in a profit-oriented manner, so that the question is largely answered by itself. The crisis will have a particularly positive impact on the progress of digitization. Even the most stubborn refusers will suddenly realize how important digitization really is. In the future, therefore, investments can be assumed because they are essential for the economic survival (Politico.eu, 25 March 2020: Europe is going bold on digital. You should support it., Politico.eu, 14 April 2020: EU Zooms ahead, despite worries over app, CNN, 22 May 2020: A ‘city’ for online shopping is being built in Dubai). The hotel industry, gastronomy, tourism and the art and culture business will have to deal with the consequences of the crisis the most, because there can be no catch-up effects here (a dinner that has not taken place cannot be sold twice later, nor can a canceled trip, etc.), so it is unclear how many of these companies can open again after the crisis. After all, most other industries can expect to generate higher sales after the crisis.

All in all, after the crisis, we will find out that life goes on, that the earth has not plunged into the sun or crashed in any other way and that the vast majority of Germans aren’t experiencing economic consequences in daily life because only a limited number of people will be involved in the actual regulation of the economic damages. The vast majority of people will continue to live their everyday lives normally, maybe supplemented by a couple of alternatives that some got to know during the break. The current general uncertainty up to scaremongering (the famous “German Angst” has obviously become an export hit) is to be understood insofar as there is no effective remedy against Corona yet, but that will also come. Just like the completely meaningless precautionary purchases (one has to be very simple-minded, or at least dont have the slightest idea of the extent to which basic care is actually kept and guaranteed in Germany in order to fall into precautionary purchases. After all, in the second half of 2020 this will lead to half of the population of Germany having to eat canned food, so that the supermarkets will be empty, because fewer customers are on site, and offer a whole new, almost luxurious shopping experience. “Social distancing” thanks to canned food :-D But one number is remarkable: sales of soaps have increased by 337%. You have to ask yourself how many people before Corona have largely given up on hygiene and how many still do so today? And as a personal note: How could Germany actually have started two world wars and the Holocaust, with a people that has been raving about the end of the world when toilet paper wasn’t available in the supermarkets for two days in a row? This whining bunch can’t even tie their shoes, let alone hold a gun in the right direction. It is a mystery), the scaremongering concerning the economic downfall is meaningless as well. This is written by someone who should have experienced the end of the world at least four times and the outbreak of the Third World War three times in the course of his life – none of this has actually happened. It will be the same with the forecasted consequences of the corona crisis. It can of course happen that there will be a significant downward swing for a short time, which will, however, quickly go up again, so that the full-year result compared to the previous year will be negative, but certainly no Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse will move through Germany. It is possible that there will be some manageable cuts, but not much more will happen in Germany. Germany is moaning at a very high level, while at the same time maintaining practically exemplary social security – yes, the short-time work payments in Germany is sometimes lower than in other EU states, but it is granted for much longer than in other states. Other EU states will be affected much more, in this case, unlike during the banking and financial crisis, through no fault of their own. Here, Germany, as all of Europe’s largest and strongest economy, not “only” of the EU, must clearly take the initiative to significantly weaken the expected shock waves. Every action that the Federal Government starts will be criticized from all sides, as it was during the banking and financial crisis. You can’t please everyone. It is important to want to achieve results with the best intentions and to have the backbone to enforce unpopular decisions. This is exactly what I learned from talking to US counterparts when I asked them how they deal with the constant criticism of US solutions (that was during the Obama presidency). Germany will take over the presidency of the Council of the European Union in the second half of 2020, at a time when “the hut is likely to burn”. Angela Merkel’s chancellorship is characterized by crisis management. If anyone can do crisis management at EU level, she can. Let’s be confident that she will succeed again.

At the same time, in such situations, and when the federal government and the federal states open their wallets, the lobby organizations of various orientations speak out loud, of course, to indicate how “systemically relevant” they consider themselves to be so that they can get a piece of the cake. Few of these industries are systemically important or dependent on support, but of course they can give it a try. It is sometimes quite frightening, brazen and strange when you see who is speaking up. How badly must the management of stock corporations have operated if their companies cannot take three months off? How bad must large and traditional medium-sized companies have been doing business if their companies cannot last three months? On what basis were they given rental contracts at all? According to their own current information, they are constantly at risk of bankruptcy! Since when has it been the state’s task in a social market economy to take on entrepreneurial risks from the private sector (companies, investors etc.)? If the state provides aid so that companies can distribute dividends while at the same time having their staff financed at government costs (short-time work allowance), then something went badly wrong. This form of debt pooling isn’t acceptable and should therefore be ended immediately and punished in the same way as is already the case with non-beneficiaries for emergency aid in Berlin. In a free market economy, companies that cannot withstand the pressure of the market or the market situation are disappearing from the market and that is correct (and also applies during the Corona crisis). Their market shares are then taken over by their competitors or completely new players. It is a permanent self-cleaning process of the market. There is no comprehensive insurance for entrepreneurial risk or yield, but also no upper limit for profit from entrepreneurial activity or yield. If you want the latter, you must take the former into account. Anyone who rejects either of these has no business in the entrepreneurial camp. It’s different in socialist countries, of course. There, permanently deficient kolkhozes and combines are financed by the general public – until the state bankruptcy is inevitable. Fortunately, this form doesn’t exist in Germany, but instead the free, social market economy.

It is much more important that those who “kept the shop going” during the crisis, as Chancellor Merkel rightly said, will be better off in the future. Only when this has been done can we talk about other topics, because this group will remain at the forefront in future crises. Each chairperson of the board should also bear in mind that it is precisely these people who will be responsible for their care in the future. They should therefore think carefully about how to treat those from whom they want to be looked after/cared for in the future. Keyword: Karma :-) The fact that the community and city association has its say is very understandable. There is indeed a great economic burden here that must be absorbed by the federal and state governments. In this respect, the temporary extension and conversion of the “Soli” (an additional tax to cover the costs of the German reunification) would be justified. In addition there are micro-entrepreneurs and of course the cultural business:

At the height of WWII, Winston Churchill was challenged to defend a budget that called for an increase in arts funding.

“How can you propose this at a time of extreme national crisis?” asked one member of Parliament.

Churchill replied, “I do it, sir, to remind us what we are fighting for.”

All others can humbly say “thank you” for the aid programs and then think again about their own and actual roles in our society. The aid programs have just given them the time to do so.

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spread of coronavirus, Gulf Times, 14 March 2020: World closes borders, restricts travel to contain coronavirus spread, Al Arabiya, 14 March 2020: Coronavirus: Denmark announces first death, closes borders, CNN, 14 March 2020: America has learned a lot about Trump during coronavirus crisis, NPR, 14 March 2020: U.S. Adds U.K. And Ireland To Travel Ban; New Restrictions In Multiple Countries, The Guardian, 15 March 2020: America has no real public health system – coronavirus has a clear run, BBC, 15 March 2020: Coronavirus: Australia orders all arrivals to self-isolate for 14 days, The Guardian, 15 March 2020: Coronavirus: Trump’s stumbles and testing failures pave way to disaster, experts say, CNN, 15 March 2020: Coronavirus crisis forces world to take drastic measures, The Guardian, 15 March 2020: This coronavirus crisis has forced the retirement of pantomime Johnson, BBC, 15 March 2020: Coronavirus: Isolation for over-70s ‘within weeks’, CNN, 15 March 2020: This pandemic risks bringing out the worst in humanity, The New York Times, 15 March 2020: Coronavirus Updates: Pope Closes Holy Week Celebrations; Trump Tests Negative, The Washington Post, 15 March 2020: Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to ‘flatten the curve’, Politico.eu, 16 March 2020: Coronavirus: The incompetence pandemic, France24, 16 March 2020: Central banks unveil emergency measures as coronavirus death tolls rise in Europe, BBC, 16 March 2020: Rate cuts: US goes to almost zero and launches huge stimulus programme, CNN, 16 March 2020: Trump claims coronavirus is under control — contradicting reality and his own top expert, BBC, 16 March 2020: Coronavirus: Stocks plunge despite global central bank action, CNN, 16 March 2020: Dow futures plunge 1,000 points after Fed cuts interest rate to zero, BBC, 16 March 2020: Coronavirus: US man who stockpiled hand sanitiser probed for price gouging, Politico.eu, 16 March 2020: Von der Leyen calls for ban on travel to EU, CNN, 16 March 2020: Millions across the US wake up to massive shutdowns to curb spread of coronavirus, The New York Times, 16 March 2020: Public Schools to Shut in New York City and Suburbs, Gulf News, 16 March 2020: Coronavirus: Qatar to ban entry of non-Qataris, The Washington Post, 16 March 2020: Wall Street suspends trading for third time in two weeks, NPR, 16 March 2020: America Closed: Thousands Of Stores, Resorts, Theaters Shut Down, Politico.eu, 16 March 2020: EU weighs into German-American spat over vaccine company, The New York Times, 16 March 2020: Grieving for My Sick City, The National, 16 March 2020: Coronavirus offers a stinging rebuke to protectionists, Politico.eu, 16 March 2020: Coronavirus could break the EU, CNN, 16 March 2020: The global coronavirus recession is beginning, Khaleej Times, 16 March 2020: Coronavirus in UAE: Mosques close for four weeks, Independent, 17 March 2020: Coronavirus: Parisians flee capital as ‘overstretched’ hospitals in Alsace battle pandemic, France24, 17 March 2020: Football’s Euro 2020 postponed for a year due to coronavirus, BBC, 17 March 2020: Coronavirus: Spanish deaths surge close to 500, France24, 17 March 2020: French Open delayed to September due to coronavirus, CNN, 17 March 2020: The world’s biggest carmaker is shutting down in Europe, The Guardian, 17 March 2020: Markets rally as White House pushes for stimulus package – business live, Politico.eu, 17 March 2020: Europe hunkers down for war against coronavirus, The New York Times, 17 March 2020: Mayor Warns of Crisis Akin to Great Depression in New York City, Al Jazeera, 17 March 2020: Coronavirus emergency kit: Social distancing to flatten the curve, Al Arabiya, 17 March 2020: EU imposes entry ban for 30 days due to coronavirus: Merkel, BBC, 17 March 2020: Trump angers Beijing with ‘Chinese virus’ tweet, The Guardian, 17 March 2020: When will a coronavirus vaccine be ready?, Reuters, 17 March 2020: Saudi Arabia closes mosques, calls G20 leaders to meet over coronavirus, Gulf News, 17 March 2020: Qatar shuts mosques amid coronavirus concerns, The Guardian, 17 March 2020: Iranian police disperse crowds from shrines after Covid-19 closures, NPR, 17 March 2020: Pence Warns Coronavirus Outbreak Could Last ‘Well Into July’, The New York Times, 17 March 2020: Defying Virus Rules, Large Hasidic Jewish Weddings Held in Brooklyn, Politico.eu, 17 March 2020: Belgium shuts down public life to fight coronavirus, France, 18 March 2020: EU leaders agree to close external borders amid coronavirus crisis, BBC, 18 March 2020: Las Vegas casinos ordered to shut for a month, France, 18 March 2020: Europe struggles with ‘socio-economic tsunami’ caused by coronavirus, CNN, 18 March 2020: Virus confronts leaders with one of modern history’s gravest challenges, Politico.eu, 18 March 2020: Europe’s economy is in safe hands — for now, The Guardian, 18 March 2020: Profit warnings from firms across Europe mount as Covid-19 bites, Der Spiegel, 18 March 2020: Greece, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Kenya: Fear Grows of a COVID-19 Outbreak in Refugee Camps, The New York Times, 18 March 2020: Nations Pledge Trillions to Stave Off Economic Catastrophe, Arab News, 18 March 2020: Europe facing a perfect political and economic storm, Israel Hayom, 18 March 2020: Saudi Arabia closes mosques in attempt to check coronavirus spread, Politico.eu, 18 March 2020: With coronavirus, the easyJet generation learns to live in a Europe with borders, The National, 18 March 2020: Coronavirus: Oman closes borders and halts all public transport, France, 18 March 2020: Fearing coronavirus recession, France announces €45 billion in business aid, NPR, 18 March 2020: The coronavirus crisis: ‘A Socio-Economic Tsunami’: How The World Is Dealing With Pandemic, Politico.eu, 18 March 2020: China is winning the coronavirus propaganda war, The New York Times, 18 March 2020: New Yorkers Brace for Months of Restriction: Updates, Globes, 18 March 2020: Bank of Israel to sell $15b foreign currency to support shekel, Arab News, 18 March 2020: UAE stops issuing visas on arrival and bans citizens from traveling abroad over coronavirus, Al Arabiya, 18 March 2020: Coronavirus: Qatar closes all shops except food stores, pharmacies for 14 days, Newsweek, 19 March 2020: Bergamo: Italian army transports dozens of coffins out of city after crematorium overwhelmed with coronavirus deaths, France24, 19 March 2020: Coronavirus birthplace Wuhan reports zero new infections for first time, BBC, 19 March 2020: Europe sets up emergency lifeline worth billions, Der Spiegel, 19 March 2020: Deadly Fake News: Battling Virulent Coronavirus Rumors in Africa, The Washington Post, 19 March 2020: New York City is the epicenter of coronavirus in the U.S. Is this due to density — or testing?, France24, 19 March 2020: ECB launches €750 billion bond buyback for coronavirus-hit eurozone, CNN, 19 March 2020: Toilet paper makers: ‘What we are dealing with here is uncharted’, The Washington Post, 19 March 2020: China reports no new locally transmitted cases, The New York Times, 19 March 2020: World Feared China Over Coronavirus. Now the Tables Are Turned., Politico.eu, 19 March 2020: ECB rises to expectations with massive bond-buying move, DW, 19 March 2020: Traffic chaos at German-Polish border a threat to local supply chains?, The New York Times, 19 March 2020: Virus Hits Europe Harder Than China. Is That the Price of an Open Society?, NPR, 19 March 2020: People With Mild Symptoms Can Spread Coronavirus, European Researchers Warn, Politico.com, 19 March 2020: Coronavirus: who wins in the Senate GOP’s big bailout, NPR, 19 March 2020: ‘Stay Home,’ Californians Are Told By Governor As Coronavirus Spreads, Politico.com, 19 March 2020: Newsom orders all 40M Californians to stay home in nation’s strictest state lockdown, France24, 19 March 2020: How are African nations coping with the continuing spread of coronavirus?, The Washington Post, 19 March 2020: Floridians fret over coronavirus as young revelers try to keep party going, The National, 19 March 2020: Trump’s bungling of coronavirus will reshape US politics, Haaretz, 19 March 2020: After Large Wedding and 240 Coronavirus Cases in N.Y.C. Orthodox Community, Rabbis Called on to Act, Gulf News, 20 March 2020: Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends prayers in arenas outside Mecca, Medina holy mosques, CNN, 20 March 2020: Governments are pumping trillions into their economies. But some people could still be left out, BBC, 20 March 2020: Coronavirus: California issues state-wide ‘stay at home’ order, France24, 20 March 2020: California governor issues ‘stay at home order’ for the entire state, CNN, 20 March 2020: California’s governor has ordered all 40 million residents to stay home and 45 million people have been ordered to stay home as Argentina enacts a nationwide lockdown, The Guardian, 20 March 2020: Coronavirus: the week the world shut down, Politico Magazine, 20 March 2020: Coronavirus Will Change the World Permanently. Here’s How., Al Arabiya, 20 March 2020: Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia halts prayer in courtyards of holy mosques in Mecca, Medina, Politico.eu, 20 March 2020: EU triggers deficit rules ‘escape clause’ to boost public spending, NPR, 20 March 2020: N.C. Sheriffs Find 18,000 Pounds Of Toilet Paper And Other Products In Stolen Truck, Politico.eu, 20 March 2020: Europe’s citizens back their leaders’ coronavirus response, say polls, NPR, 20 March 2020: America’s Shopping List: Here’s What We’re Buying The Most, The New York Times, 20 March 2020: New York Has Over 40 Percent of U.S. Cases: Updates, Arab News, 20 March 2020: Saudi Arabia announces 120 billion riyals worth of measures to mitigate coronavirus impact, The National, 20 March 2020: One million jobs are being lost every day as coronavirus hits travel and tourism industry, Gulf Times, 20 March 2020: New York expecting sharp rise in cases, Al Arabiya, 20 March 2020: Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia suspends domestic flights, public transportation, Arab News, 20 March 2020: Middle East hospitality and tourism industry braced for hard times, Politico.eu, 20 March 2020: ‘This is crazy:’ Rage boils over at Amazon sites over coronavirus risks, Politico.com, 20 March 2020: Port Authority of New York and New Jersey seeks $1.9B federal bailout, Politico.eu, 20 March 2020: EU triggers deficit rules ‘escape clause’ to boost public spending, Haaretz, 21 March 2020: 88-year-old Holocaust Survivor From Jerusalem Is Israel’s First Coronavirus Fatality, Jerusalem Post, 21 March 2020: The real reasons coronavirus is spreading in my Hasidic community, France24, 21 March 2020: One in five Americans ordered to stay home as more states go on lockdown, France24, 21 March 2020: EU backs France’s €300 billion in aid to businesses hurt by virus, BBC, 21 March 2020: Coronavirus: One in five Americans ordered to stay at home, The Guardian, 21 March 2020: Coronavirus cases climb across Asia Pacific as lockdowns in US widen, France24, 21 March 2020: Hundreds of millions under lockdown as WHO says young people ‘not invincible’, Al Arabiya, 21 March 2020: Coronavirus: UAE temporarily shuts beaches, pools, cinemas, gyms, BBC, 21 March 2020: Coronavirus: Leaders tell citizens to stick to rules, The Guardian, 21 March 2020: Here’s what a ‘stay home’ order means for New York, CNN, 21 March 2020: 30 days that brought the world to the brink of a depression, Arab News, 21 March 2020: UAE shuts beaches, parks, pools, cinemas and gyms over coronavirus concerns, Al Arabiya, 21 March 2020: Coronavirus: Qatar bans all forms of gathering by law, confirmed cases at 481, NPR, 21 March 2020: African Countries Respond Quickly To Spread Of COVID-19, Politico.eu, 21 March 2020: Europe’s coronavirus crisis seen from the sky, The New York Times, 21 March 2020: Stabilization Package Would Exceed $1 Trillion, White House Adviser Says, Arab News, 21 March 2020: Saudi Arabia calls for G20 summit to help inoculate global economy, CNN, 21 March 2020: Google launches educational coronavirus website, Politico.com, 21 March 2020: Coronavirus: Will spring breakers become super-spreaders?, France24, 21 March 2020: As coronovirus spreads in Africa, number of cases exceeds 1,000, CNN, 21 March 2020: At least 30 cruise ships are at sea right now. Here’s what it’s like on board, NPR, 21 March 2020: Coronavirus Deaths Spike Abroad As New York City Becomes U.S. Virus Epicenter, France24, 21 March 2020: Germany to treat critically ill from virus hotspot in eastern France, Politico.com, 21 March 2020: Senate closing in on deal for $1.6 trillion rescue package, BBC, 22 March 2020: Coronavirus: Australian PM warns of lockdowns, CNN, 22 March 2020: Cultural events are being canceled amid the coronavirus. So what?, The Guardian, 22 March 2020: New York has 5% of Covid-19 cases worldwide as city becomes battlefront, Reuters, 22 March 2020: UPDATE 1-German, Swiss hospitals to treat coronavirus patients from eastern France, BBC, 22 March 2020: Coronavirus: Lombardy region announces stricter measures, Politico.eu, 22 March 2020: Italy closes all nonessential factories to halt spread of coronavirus, BBC, 22 March 2020: Coronavirus: Boris Johnson in Mother’s Day warning amid concern for NHS, The Guardian, 22 March 2020: EU states ‘dragging their feet’ over financial transparency, report finds, Politico.eu: Coronavirus in Europe, Al Jazeera, 22 March 2020: Jordan authorises use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19, Reuters, 22 March 2020: Breakingviews – Corporate bailouts should be quick, big and wide, CNN, 22 March 2020: Spain to extend coronavirus state of emergency as deaths soar, Politico.com, 22 March 2020: Washington Is About to Pick Which Companies Survive, Arab News, 22 March 2020: Middle East shuts down more public spaces to curb coronavirus spread, The National, 22 March 2020: Palestinian Authority announces West Bank lockdown, DW, 22 March 2020: What are Germany’s new coronavirus social distancing rules?, Al Jazeera, 22 March 2020: Fear, anxiety as besieged Gaza confirms first 2 coronavirus cases, Reuters, 22 March 2020: Canada coronavirus death toll jumps, officials could punish those ignoring precautions, Politico.eu, 22 March 2020: Spanish PM calls for EU ‘Marshall Plan’ to stop the coronavirus, The New York Times, 22 March 2020: Coronavirus Live Updates: As State Pleas Mount, Trump Outlines Some Federal Action; Senate Democrats Block Stimulus Package, The Washington Post, 22 March 2020: Clash between GOP, Democrats over stimulus bill intensifies, Al Jazeera, 22 March 2020: In Africa, social distancing is a privilege few can afford, Times of Israel, 22 March 2020: Crowds of Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox clash with cops enforcing virus lockdown, Times of Israel, 22 March 2020: Two ultra-Orthodox Jews die in London as coronavirus shutters most communities, Jerusalem Post, 22 March 2020: Extremist haredi men stone police on coronavirus enforcement patrols, NPR, 22 March 2020: Reporter’s Notebook: Crossing Into Canada Before Coronavirus Closes The Border, Haaretz, 23 March 2020: Palestinian PM Orders West Bank Lockdown; Coronavirus Cases in Israel Pass 1,000, Times of Israel, 23 March 2020: 65 out of 114 quarantined NY Chabad passengers now diagnosed with coronavirus, CNN, 23 March 2020: Dollars vs. deaths is the sickening choice created by coronavirus, France24, 23 March 2020: German state to take in Italian virus patients, Politico.eu, 23 March 2020: Locked-down Europe asks: How long can we afford this?, BBC, 23 March 2020: Coronavirus: Strict new curbs on life in UK announced by PM, The Guardian, 23 March 2020: Italian mayor flies his student daughters out of ‘unsafe’ England, Politico.eu, 23 March 2020: EU ministers suspend deficit limits to fight coronavirus slump, CNN, 23 March 2020: Chef: We need seismic change, right now, The Guardian, 23 March 2020: South Africa to go into 21-day lockdown on Thursday night, France24, 24 March 2020: New York ‘tough guy’ Cuomo center stage in US coronavirus fight, The Guardian, 24 March 2020: India’s 1.3bn population locked down to beat coronavirus, BBC, 24 March 2020: Coronavirus spreading in New York like ‘a bullet train’, CNN, 24 March 2020: Trump says he wants the country ‘opened up and just raring to go by Easter,’ despite health experts’ warnings, Politico.eu, 24 March 2020: Democracy in critical care as coronavirus disrupts governments, NPR, 24 March 2020: Spanish Military Finds Dead Bodies And Seniors ‘Completely Abandoned’ In Care Homes, The Guardian, 24 March 2020: Australia coronavirus live updates: NSW records more than 1,000 confirmed cases of Covid-19 including two children under 10 – latest, France24, 24 March 2020: New York’s coronavirus cases spike, but Trump favours reopening US economy, BBC, 24 March 2020: Coronavirus: India enter ‘total lockdown’ after spike in cases, The Guardian, 24 March 2020: An unreal city: lockdown in London, CNN, 24 March 2020: 4 reasons the ‘American Resurrection’ won’t work, Politico.com, 24 March 2020: European Union finance ministers deadlock on coronavirus economic strategy, France24, 24 March 2020: France’s coronavirus death toll tops 1,000, lockdown likely to be extended, The Washington Post, 24 March 2020: Guide to the pandemic, CNN, 24 March 2020: Death of juvenile in California from coronavirus believed to be first in US of someone that age, Jerusalem Post, 24 March 2020: Coronavirus: Moscow says outbreak in Russia ‘much worse’ than it seems, The Guardian, 24 March 2020: New York governor issues dire warning as coronavirus rates rise faster than expected, The New York Times, 24 March 2020: Updates: People Who Recently Left N.Y.C. Are Asked to Self-Quarantine, The National, 24 March 2020: Coronavirus shows why Ronald Reagan was wrong about ‘big government’, The Washington Post, 24 March 2020: Trump wants ‘the country opened,’ but easing coronavirus restrictions now would be disastrous, experts say, Gulf Times, 25 March 2020: Qatar helps Gaza fight spread of Covid-19, Gulf Times, 25 March 2020: Europe’s bond market springs back to life after Fed lifts mood, Arab News, 25 March 2020: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman to chair extraordinary virtual summit of G20 leaders, BBC, 25 March 2020: Coronavirus: At least 50 priests killed by coronavirus, Gulf Times, 25 March 2020: Qatar starts providing aid to Palestinians in Gaza, CNN, 25 March 2020: A coronavirus test can be developed in 24 hours. So why are some countries still struggling to diagnose?, France24, 25 March 2020: China: The slow return to normality, CNN, 25 March 2020: Coronavirus: Spain’s death toll surpasses China’s, France24, 25 March 2020: The race to save jobs: European governments step in to pay wages, Politico.eu, 25 March 2020: Michel: EU leaders to consider ‘Marshall Plan’ for Europe (European Civil Protection And Humanitarian Aid Operations: rescEU: What is it?), CNN, 25 March 2020: Coronavirus: One case lays bare America’s testing failure, NPR, 25 March 2020: Why Germany’s Coronavirus Death Rate Is Far Lower Than In Other Countries, Politico.eu, 25 March 2020: Berlin pushes back in coronavirus propaganda war, Politico.com, 25 March 2020: Coronavirus: NYC morgues near capacity, DHS briefing warns, The New York Times, 25 March 2020: Updates: New York Region, The Washington Post, 25 March 2020: Cuomo says more aid needed in N.Y., which has most cases in U.S., The Guardian, 25 March 2020: The shock of coronavirus could split Europe – unless nations share the burden, CNN, 25 March 2020: The US is asking other countries for everything from hand sanitizer to ventilators to help fight the coronavirus, BBC, 26 March 2020: A cultural history of the beloved corner shop, The Guardian, 26 March 2020: ‘A nightmare all over again’: after surviving Katrina, New Orleans battles Covid-19, CNN, 26 March 2020: Covid-19 will change us as a species, Moscow Times, 26 March 2020: 80% of Russia’s Coronavirus Aid to Italy ‘Useless’ – La Stampa, France24, 26 March 2020: ‘We will overcome’ coronavirus crisis, vow G20 leaders after video meeting, The Guardian, 26 March 2020: The economy v our lives? It’s a false choice – and a deeply stupid one, CNN, 26 March 2020: G20 videoconference gathered world leaders coping with coronavirus, The Guardian, 26 March 2020: Anger over Prince Charles’s Covid-19 test is a warning sign of divisions to come, The New York Times, 26 March 2020: Jobless Numbers Convey Scale of Economic Wreckage, The Washington Post, 26 March 2020: In fight against coronavirus, the world gives medical heroes a standing ovation, BBC, 27 March 2020: Covid-19: What makes a good leader during a crisis?, Politico.eu, 26 March 2020: Von der Leyen slams ‘only for me’ coronavirus response (the example of the USA shows that the EU will also survive the pandemic. In the meantime, the states there are also sealing themselves off from one another in order to at least slow the spread of the virus. But no one comes up with the idea of abolishing liberty rights in principle or dissolving the United States), The National, 26 March 2020: Coronavirus latest: Sheikh Mohamed launches drive-through testing centre in Abu Dhabi, CNN, 26 March 2020: McDonald’s and other brands are making ‘social distancing’ logos, Jerusalem Post, 26 March 2020: Why do some Christians believe coronavirus is an apocalyptic prophecy?, Politico.com, 26 March 2020: Democrats delayed stimulus bill to tighten ban on Trump family profiting, NPR, 26 March 2020: What’s Inside The Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package, Politico.eu, 26 March 2020: Merkel’s moment of truth, Politico.com, 26 March 2020: European Commission to develop coordinated ‘exit strategy’ from lockdowns, Politico.eu, 27 March 2020: Virtual summit, real acrimony: EU leaders clash over ‘corona bonds’, BBC, 27 March 2020: Coronavirus travel: China bars foreign visitors as imported cases rise, The National, 27 March 2020: Coronavirus in the Middle East: everything you need to know about Covid-19, Der Spiegel, 27 March 2020: North-South Divide: Calls for Corona Bonds Met with Familiar “Nein”, The New York Times, 27 March 2020: Watch: Governor Andrew Cuomo Gives New York Virus Update, The New York Times, 27 March 2020: For France, Coronavirus Tests a Vaunted Health Care System, BBC, 27 March 2020: Dutch try to calm north-south economic storm over coronavirus, France24, 27 March 2020: EU leaders at loggerheads over economic response to coronavirus, BBC, 27 March 2020: Coronavirus: US overtakes China with most cases, The New York Times, 27 March 2020: Updates: Trump Lashes Out at Lawmaker Who Threatened to Delay Vote, The National, 27 March 2020: Coronavirus: Deserted streets across UAE as residents heed calls to stay home during sterilisation drive, France24, 28 March 2020: Italy coronavirus death toll tops 10,000, CNN, 28 March 2020: How Spain became a hotspot for coronavirus, NPR, 28 March 2020: Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Coronavirus In The U.S., France24, 28 March 2020: Macron vows support for Italy as country logs its highest one-day death toll, BBC, 28 March 2020: UK will do well to keep deaths under 20,000 – health official, CNN, 28 March 2020: The US hits a grim new record as Trump continues to preach optimism, France24, 28 March 2020: Turkey coronavirus deaths pass 100: health minister, BBC, 28 March 2020: Deserted London landmarks seen from above, The Guardian, 28 March 2020: France death toll passes 2,000 while 90,000 cases confirmed in Italy, The National, 28 March 2020: ‘We are at the point of collapse’: coronavirus pushes Spain’s hospitals and businesses to the brink, CNN, 28 March 2020: Italy’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000. Many are asking why the fatality rate is so high, Politico.eu, 28 March 2020: Lockdown rules baffle Europeans, Gulf Times, 28 March 2020: German air force Airbus A-310 Medivac to assist fighting Covid-19, Cologne, Germany, The New York Times, 28 March 2020: New York Updates: Cuomo Dismisses Quarantine Idea, Haaretz, 28 March 2020: N.Y.C. Mayor: Synagogues That Don’t Comply With Coronavirus Rules May Be Shut Down Permanently (those who endanger the common good for purely selfish reasons don’t need to be surprised about the consequences. One can imagine what had happened in advance and must have gotten so out of hand to use such drastic means, even more so in a country in which religious freedom is one of the founding and cornerstones, laid down in the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. One has to know that the spread of the measles epidemic in New York City (2019 New York measles outbreak, BBC, 9 April 2019: New York measles emergency declared in Brooklyn) has already been massively pushed by the ultra-orthodox (in no other city in the world (including West Jerusalem) do more ultra-Orthodox live than in New York City. There are also comparatively large ultra-Orthodox communities in the surrounding area and deep into the state of New York (Upstate New York)) because they refuse to vaccinate so that the measles worked from there through the large community of ultra-Orthodox in the state of New York and of course has caused significant collateral damage to other parts of the population, leading to an unprecedented wave of anti-Semitic incidents in New York City. But now it’s about the coronavirus, against which there is currently no vaccine. One can imagine the likely counter-reactions), The National, 28 March 2020: Jordan seals off Irbid after wedding causes coronavirus spike, CNN, 28 March 2020: One nation, under coronavirus: How two weeks changed America, Times of Israel, 29 March 2020: Haredi communities urged to ‘wake up’ as infections in Bnei Brak, Jerusalem soar, Times of Israel, 29 March 2020: Global coronavirus death toll passes 30,000, two-thirds in Europe, France24, 29 March 2020: Merkel shines in handling of Germany’s coronavirus crisis, CNN, 29 March 2020: Coronavirus: ‘Millions’ of Americans could be infected, expert warns, The Guardian, 29 March 2020: Bolsonaro threatens to sack health minister over coronavirus criticism, France24, 29 March 2020: Coronavirus deaths jump by 756 in Italy as total toll reaches 10,779, CNN, 29 March 2020: Coronavirus: Six months before UK ‘returns to normal’ – deputy chief medical officer, The Guardian, 29 March 2020: Coronavirus US live: Trump hails briefings’ high ratings as critics warn of misinformation, France24, 29 March 2020: Italy’s ‘very long’ lockdown to only end gradually, The Guardian, 29 March 2020: Italy sets aside €400m for food vouchers as social unrest mounts, The New York Times, 29 March 2020: ‘Thousands of People Will Pass Away,’ Cuomo Warns: Live Updates, The Guardian, 29 March 2020: Spain calls for action from Europe as daily death toll rises again, The Washington Post, 29 March 2020: Live updates: More than 700,000 cases reported worldwide; Fauci says U.S. could have 100,000 coronavirus deaths, The New York Times, 29 March 2020: Coronavirus Live Updates: State and City Leaders Clamor for Medical Supplies as U.S. Cases Top 135,000, France24, 30 March 2020: US Navy Ship arrives in NYC to offer Coronavirus relief, NPR, 30 March 2020: Cuomo Makes Plea To Medical Workers Nationwide: ‘Please Come Help Us In New York’, BBC, 30 March 2020: Coronavirus: Oil price collapses to lowest level for 18 years, The Guardian, 30 March 2020: Brazilian left demands Bolsonaro resign over coronavirus response, France24, 30 March 2020: UK coronavirus death toll surpasses 1,400 as Prince Charles leaves isolation, NPR, 30 March 2020: Florida Megachurch Pastor Arrested After Defying Order Not To Hold Gatherings, CNN, 30 March 2020: Model cited by White House says 82,000 people could die from coronavirus by August, even with social distancing, The Guardian, 30 March 2020: New York: makeshift hospitals set up as Cuomo warns ‘tsunami is coming’, ynet news, 30 March 2020: Haredi extremists hurl insults, stones at police enforcing coronavirus rules, The New York Times, 30 March 2020: New York Updates: Cuomo Says Worst Is Still to Come, The Washington Post, 30 March 2020: Trump steels nation for longer shutdown after experts warn virus could kill 200,000 in U.S., Politico.eu, 30 March 2020: Dutch face friendly fire as corona bond bad cops, Jerusalem Post, 30 March 2020: Police disperse hundreds of ultra-Orthodox from synagogues in Mea Shearim, Arab News, 30 March 2020: LIVE: Middle East at a standstill as coronavirus grips the world with rising cases, Haaretz, 31 March 2020: In Israel’s Haredi Coronavirus Hotspot, Biggest Challenge Is Quarantine, France24, 31 March 2020: Europe sends medical goods to Iran in test of sanctions bypass mechanism, Times of Israel, 31 March 2020: Hasidic community in Canada placed under lockdown after 20 diagnosed with virus, Hackney Gazette, 31 March 2020: ‘Hundreds’ infected with coronavirus and five dead in Stamford Hill, France24, 31 March 2020: Special programme: The impact of coronavirus on the Middle East, BBC, 31 March 2020: Coronavirus: ‘Greatest test since World War Two’, says UN chief, Al Jazeera, 31 March 2020: New York governor begs for help as coronavirus death toll climbs, Arab News, 31 March 2020: Mafias looking to gain from Italy’s economic losses, CNN, 31 March 2020: Trump warns of ‘painful’ two weeks ahead as White House projects more than 100,000 coronavirus deaths, The Washington Post, 31 March 2020: Why are journalists skipping Trump’s daily coronavirus briefing? Not enough news to risk their health., The Guardian, 31 March 2020: The Guardian view on Jair Bolsonaro: a danger to Brazilians, France24, 31 March 2020: Hospital ships and makeshift morgues: New York prepares for coronavirus peak, The Washington Post, 31 March 2020: Governors plead for medical equipment from U.S. stockpile plagued by shortages, confusion, BBC, 31 March 2020: Coronavirus: Stock markets suffer worst quarter since 1987, CNN, 31 March 2020: Some ultra-Orthodox Jews are ignoring Israel’s coronavirus rules, despite a warning to ‘wake up!’, The New York Times, 31 March 2020: Why Asia’s New Wave of Virus Cases Should Worry the World, Politico.eu, 31 March 2020: Europe completes first export deal with Iran to dodge US sanctions, The Washington Post, 31 March 2020: Officials project 100,000 to 240,000 U.S. deaths, even with mitigation, Politico.eu, 31 March 2020: Dutch finance minister acknowledges lack of empathy on corona bonds, NPR, 31 March 2020: New York, ‘Still In Search Of The Apex,’ Sees Another Spike In Coronavirus Cases, Irish Times, 31 March 2020: Fierce backlash to Dutch hard line on eurobonds, Politico.eu, 31 March 2020: Dutch ‘no’ on corona bonds undermines European project, NPR, 31 March 2020: Coronavirus World Map: Tracking The Spread Of The Outbreak, The New York Times, 31 March 2020: Updates: New York Region, Times of Israel, 31 March 2020: In ‘idiotic’ breach, hundreds from virus epicenters enter Israel with no checks, Politico.com, 31 March 2020: The next coronavirus hot spots are in states that aren’t testing enough, The National, 31 March 2020: Coronavirus cases in Europe: everything you need to know about Covid-19 across the region, Al Jazeera, 31 March 2020: Global coronavirus death toll passes 40,000: Live updates, Jerusalem Post, 31 March 2020: UK Jews overrepresented in coronavirus deaths, some theories as to why, Arab News, 31 March 2020: Saudi Arabia’s Hajj and Umrah minister tells Muslims to wait for coronavirus clarity on pilgrimage, Jerusalem Post, 31 March 2020: More than half of Americans have been praying for an end to coronavirus, Al Jazeera, 31 March 2020: Iran receives European medical gear amid coronavirus crisis, Al Arabiya, 31 March 2020: Delivery of 5,000 urns undermines China’s coronavirus official death toll: Report, Jerusalem Post, 31 March 2020: The ultra-Orthodox radicals fighting the police coronavirus enforcement, Politico.eu, 31 March 2020: Europe’s coronavirus lockdown measures compared, Haaretz, 31 March 2020: As Coronavirus Spreads in N.Y., These U.S. Jewish Communities Pray They’re Not Next, The Washington Post, 1 April 2020: How a prayer meeting at a French megachurch may have led to scores of coronavirus deaths, Irish Times, 1 April 2020: How five days of evangelical worship set off the coronavirus outbreak in France, The New York Times, 1 April 2020: About 2 Million Guns Were Sold in the U.S. as Virus Fears Spread, Times of Israel, 1 April 2020: Bnei Brak evacuates 67 virus carriers to stadium, then to isolation hotels, The Wall Street Journal, 1 April 2020: The Soccer Match that Kicked Off Italy’s Coronavirus Disaster, CNN, 1 April 2020: More than 60 residents of an Italian elder care home died in a month, The National, 1 April 2020: Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia urges Muslims to defer their Hajj preparations, The Guardian, 1 April 2020: Coronavirus live news: rise in Italy, US and France deaths takes global confirmed toll past 40,000, The National, 1 April 2020: Coronavirus worst global crisis since Second World War, says UN chief, Arab News, 1 April 2020: Erdogan under fire over plea for cash, The National, 1 April 2020: US might rethink Iran sanctions in light of coronavirus outbreak, says Pompeo, France24, 1 April 2020: UK reports daily death toll of 563 in worst day of coronavirus crisis, BBC, 1 April 2020: Spanish deaths rise as European toll passes 30,000, The Guardian, 1 April 2020: Coronavirus could be final straw for EU, European experts warn, France24, 1 April 2020: France issues more than 350,000 fines for coronavirus lockdown violations, The Guardian, 1 April 2020: Coronavirus is now contaminating Europe’s democracy, CNN, 1 April 2020: The world’s largest coronavirus lockdown is having a dramatic impact on pollution in India, Der Spiegel, 1 April 2020: Corona Shockwave: Half a Million German Companies Have Sent Employees into Short-Time Work, The Guardian, 1 April 2020: Spain passes 100,000 cases, as UN says world faces worst crisis since WW2, Politico.eu, 1 April 2020: Russia and China push ‘fake news’ aimed at weakening Europe: report, Reuters, 1 April 2020: EU proposes short-time work scheme to avoid coronavirus lay-offs, The New York Times, 1 April 2020: A Month of Coronavirus in New York City: See the Hardest-Hit Areas, BBC, 2 April 2020: Coronavirus: More than 10,000 lives lost in Spain, Der Spiegel, 2 April 2020: Corona Compassion Around the World: People Are Finding Creative New Ways To Support Each Other, France24, 2 April 2020: EU chief apologises to Italy but baulks at ‘coronabond’ request, Haaretz, 2 April 2020: After N.Y.C. Outbreak, Fearful British ultra-Orthodox Fight to Stave Off Coronavirus, Times of Israel, 2 April 2020: Poorer NYC neighborhoods, including Jewish enclaves, hit hardest by virus, The Hill, 2 April 2020: Cities across the country in danger of becoming coronavirus hotspots, BBC, 2 April 2020: Coronavirus: US jobless claims hit 6.6 million as virus spreads, The Guardian, 2 April 2020: EU plans to spend €100bn on saving jobs amid coronavirus crisis, The New York Times, 2 April 2020: Coronavirus Live Updates: Trump Administration Expected to Recommend Wearing Cloth Masks, The Washington Post, 2 April 2020: European leaders warn coronavirus could lead to the breakup of their union, France24, 2 April 2020: Wimbledon cancelled for first time since WWII over coronavirus, CNN, 2 April 2020: Millions of Europeans are losing their jobs. The EU wants to raise €100 billion to help, The Hill, 2 April 2020: NY paying 15 times going rate to get crucial medical equipment: report, The Guardian, 2 April 2020: Spies, hijacks and export bans: the global battle for coronavirus equipment, The New York Times, 2 April 2020: New York Updates: Deaths in City Top 1,500, The Washington Post, 2 April 2020: Coronavirus stimulus payments begin April 9, but some won’t receive checks until September, Politico.eu, 2 April 2020: Von der Leyen calls for ‘tangible’ solidarity on €100B jobs scheme, France24, 3 April 2020: Norway’s PM calls for ‘stronger multilateral cooperation’ amid Covid-19 crisis, The Guardian, 3 April 2020: Farmers across Europe bank on improvised armies of pickers to save harvest, France24, 3 April 2020: Coronavirus hotbed NY set to run out of ventilators in six days, says Governor Cuomo, The New York Times, 3 April 2020: In the American South, a Perfect Storm Is Gathering, Politico.eu, 3 April 2020: EU’s top diplomat: Coronavirus in Africa ‘of particular concern’, NPR, 3 April 2020: U.S. Lost 701,000 Jobs In March; Much Worse To Come, Dallas Observer, 3 April 2020: How Do Texas’ Coronavirus Numbers Compare to Other States?, The New York Times, 3 April 2020: ‘Stress-Free’: Coronavirus Aid Flows Quickly to Berlin’s Self-Employed, CNN, 3 April 2020: Bodies are being left in the streets in an overwhelmed Ecuadorian city, France24, 3 April 2020: US records 1,169 new coronavirus deaths, the highest one-day toll recorded in any country, The Guardian, 3 April 2020: Coronavirus: the week explained, Politico.eu, 3 April 2020: European citizens support strict coronavirus lockdown, say polls, BBC, 3 April 2020: Coronavirus: Europe’s care homes struggle as deaths rise, France24, 3 April 2020: The wave of solidarity in coronavirus-hit France, The Guardian, 3 April 2020: Unemployment in US and UK ‘may be worse than in Great Depression’, Arab News, 4 April 2020: LIVE: Mideast reports growing cases of coronavirus as more containment measures announced, Al Arabiya, 4 April 2020: Coronavirus: Canada won’t retaliate for US mask export ban, says Trudeau, The National, 4 April 2020: Coronavirus: Turkey’s Erdogan juggles economic and health concerns, France24, 4 April 2020: Spain reports second consecutive drop in daily coronavirus deaths, NPR, 4 April 2020: German, French Officials Accuse U.S. Of Diverting Supplies (well, what else can be expected from a criminal like Trum?), The Guardian, 4 April 2020: Bondi Beach: how the Australian icon became a coronavirus hotspot, The National, 4 April 2020: Coronavirus: another 708 people die in UK of Covid-19, Haaretz, 4 April 2020: The Silence of ultra-Orthodox Politicians in Israel Betrayed and Imperiled Their Own Community, Arab News, 4 April 2020: Saudi Arabia records 140 new cases of coronavirus infections, 4 new deaths, Al Arabiya, 4 April 2020: Dubai extends sterilization, enforces strict restrictions on movement, France24, 4 April 2020: Italy reports first drop in number of coronavirus patients in intensive care, BBC, 4 April 2020: Spain ‘close to passing peak’ as deaths fall again, The National, 4 April 2020: UAE doctors in Germany confident in country’s coronavirus response, Al Arabiya, 4 April 2020: Qatar reports 250 new coronavirus cases, total at 1325, Jerusalem Post, 4 April 2020: PA fears workers returning from Israel will raise number of coronavirus cases, Haaretz, 4 April 2020: Israel Considers Expanding Coronavirus Closure as Cases Top 7,800, Arab News, 4 April 2020: Dubai announces two week lockdown to disinfect city around the clock, France24, 4 April 2020: In New York state, total coronavirus deaths surpass 3,500 as cases rise outside NYC, CNN, 4 April 2020: As northern Italy is ravaged by coronavirus, there’s trouble brewing down south, France24, 4 April 2020: France reports fewer coronavirus hospital deaths in most recent 24-hour period, The Guardian, 4 April 2020: Sanctions are crippling Iran’s fight against coronavirus, Arab News, 5 April 2020: Kuwait reports its first death from COVID-19, Al Jazeera, 5 April 2020: Coronavirus: Why do more people keep dying in the UK?, CNN, 5 April 2020: Taiwan’s coronavirus response is among the best globally, BBC, 5 April 2020: New York virus deaths surge past 3,500, Reuters, 5 April 2020: Death at home: the unseen toll of Italy’s coronavirus crisis, Los Angeles Times, 5 April 2020: In coronavirus-stricken Italy, a new field hospital quickly rises with volunteers’ help, Al Jazeera, 5 April 2020: Saudi Arabia and UAE escalate measures to contain coronavirus, Gulf Times, 5 April 2020: SDG advocates voice solidarity with Covid-19 victims, France24, 5 April 2020: Palestinian, Syrian refugees in Lebanon camps brace for virus, Al Jazeera, 5 April 2020: Coronavirus: New York registers record single-day death toll, Gulf Times, 5 April 2020: Qatar panel distributes food parcels to needy Gaza families, Times of Israel, 5 April 2020: As New York virus toll spikes, governor says worst yet to come, France24, 5 April 2020: Study finds about 20 million jobs in Africa at risk from coronavirus pandemic, CNN, 5 April 2020: Hope on the horizon for a European virus hotbed, Arab News, 5 April 2020: LIVE: Coronavirus cases, deaths rise across the Middle East, Irish Times, 5 April 2020: Coronavirus: Varadkar returns to practising medicine to help during crisis, The Guardian, 5 April 2020: Europe’s future is at stake in this war against coronavirus, Foreign Policy, 6 April 2020: Note to Nations: Stop Hacking Hospitals, Irish Times, 6 April 2020: EU must mobilise all its resources to help member states, France24, 7 April 2020: US death toll from coronavirus surpasses 10,000, ynet news, 7 April 2020: Jerusalem ultra-Orthodox are nine times more infected by coronavirus than other residents, CNN, 7 April 2020: Coronavirus may be giving Beijing an opening in the South China Sea, Der Spiegel, 7 April 2020: Coronavirus in South America: What the Death of a Maid Means for Brazil, France24, 7 April 2020: ‘Barrier of love’: Palestinian civilians set up virus checkpoints, Politico.eu, 7 April 2020: Mafia plots post-coronavirus pounce, The New York Times, 7 April 2020: Black Americans Bear Brunt of Infections and Deaths, France24, 7 April 2020: France’s coronavirus death toll passes 10,000 after steep rise at nursing homes, ynet news, 7 April 2020: Haredi extremists urge neighbors to ignore virus rules, The New York Times, 7 April 2020: Deaths in New York Region Hit New High, but Hospitalizations Slow, Politico.com, 7 April 2020: European Union science chief resigns, slamming bloc’s coronavirus response, The National, 7 April 2020: Europe’s ‘infodemic’: EU gears up to combat coronavirus disinformation, Politico.com, 7 April 2020: The reasons why the U.S. isn’t on track to open up, Politico.eu, 7 April 2020: Brussels drops lockdown exit plan after anger from capitals, BBC, 8 April 2020: US records highest death toll in single day, The Guardian, 8 April 2020: New York state suffers largest single-day increase in coronavirus deaths, The National, 8 April 2020: 100 days of coronavirus: How countries are defending their economies as they face the biggest challenge since the Great Depression, Politico.eu, 8 April 2020: Belgium to increase testing as part of coronavirus exit strategy, Jerusalem Post, 8 April 2020: US Department of Defense give 1 million masks to IDF for coronavirus use, Al Jazeera, 8 April 2020: NY records 731 new coronavirus deaths in its deadliest day yet, Politico.com, 8 April 2020: How Europe failed the coronavirus test, Jerusalem Post, 8 April 2020: Swiss, German companies boost disinfectant production to fight coronavirus, France24, 8 April 2020: EU finance ministers fail to clinch coronavirus rescue deal, Gulf Times, 8 April 2020: Italian envoy thanks Qatar for medical aid, Arab News, 8 April 2020: Number of coronavirus cases in Saudi Arabia could hit 200,000, says health minister, Politico.eu, 8 April 2020: ‘Nothing would have prevented’ virus spread, says health agency chief, The National, 8 April 2020: Coronavirus latest: UAE records 283 new cases, France24, 8 April 2020: US reports biggest daily increase in coronavirus deaths, with NY at epicentre.



Politico.eu, 8 April 2020: WHO senior adviser: We had to work with China to understand COVID-19, BBC, 8 April 2020: Coronavirus: ‘Drop in global trade to be worse than 2008 crisis’, CNN, 8 April 2020: Worst recession in decades piles pressure on EU to agree new relief package, The Guardian, 8 April 2020: Germany heads for deep recession as EU ministers fail to agree Covid-19 rescue – business live, Politico.com, 8 April 2020: Trump’s evangelical supporters want China to pay a price for coronavirus, Al Jazeera, 8 April 2020: ‘These numbers are ugly,’ WTO warns of coronavirus’ hit to trade, The National, 8 April 2020: Europe’s ‘coronabonds’ are a far-off solution to an urgent problem, Al Jazeera, 8 April 2020: The free market will only deepen the coronavirus crisis, Politico.eu, 8 April 2020: Germany’s corona bond offer to Italy is … nothing, BBC, 8 April 2020: The Jewish Chronicle and Jewish News to go into liquidation, Haaretz, 8 April 2020: Why Wikipedia Is Immune to Coronavirus, The New York Times, 8 April 2020: Europe Poised to Repeat Austerity Mistakes in Coronavirus Response, France24, 9 April 2020: WHO fires back after Trump dig about their handling of coronavirus pandemic, BBC, 9 April 2020: Coronavirus: EU could fail over outbreak, warns Italy’s Giuseppe Conte, The Guardian, 9 April 2020: How coronavirus spread across the globe – visualised, The Washington Post, 9 April 2020: Coronavirus killed a mother and her three sons, devastating their surviving relatives, The Guardian, 9 April 2020: The cluster effect: how social gatherings were rocket fuel for coronavirus, Haaretz, 9 April 2020: In Coronavirus Crisis, Erdogan Faces an Opponent He Can’t Silence, The New York Times, 9 April 2020: Updates: Merkel Says Coronavirus Numbers Give ‘Cautious Hope, Arab News, 9 April 2020: Iran needs to be on board if Middle East is to change, Al Jazeera, 9 April 2020: In Pictures: People in Gaza take no chances as virus threat looms, Arab News, 9 April 2020: LIVE: Cases continue to rise across the Middle East as Bahrain allows some shops to reopen, France24, 9 April 2020: Italy says number of doctors killed by coronavirus passes 100, Al Jazeera, 9 April 2020: Coronavirus widespread among Saudi royal family: Report, The National, 9 April 2020: UN: coronavirus will widen global inequality, unless urgent action is taken, Jerusalem Post, 9 April 2020: Coronavirus: EU supports Palestinians with 71 million euros, Times of Israel, 9 April 2020: World faces potential new ‘Great Depression’ as virus toll mounts, Haaretz, 9 April 2020: ‘The Coronavirus Finally Gave the World a Chance to Feel What We Gazans Have Always Felt’, France24, 10 April 2020: UN chief calls for solidarity among discordant Security Council over coronavirus crisis, CNN, 10 April 2020: New York to resort to burying unclaimed coronavirus victims in mass graves on Hart Island, officials say, BBC, 10 April 2020: Coronavirus: New York ramps up mass burials amid outbreak, Irish Times, 10 April 2020: Euro zone deal explained: Breaking down the detail of the €500bn funding, The National, 10 April 2020: Mixed response to Europe’s €540 billion Covid-19 bailout fund, France24, 10 April 2020: Japan’s nearly $1 trillion coronavirus stimulus upends PM Abe’s debt fight, Der Spiegel, 10 April 2020: Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on the Coronavirus: I Find It Appropriate that Every Member State First Acted Nationally, CNN, 10 April 2020: The EU has bungled its response to coronavirus and it might never fully recover, The Guardian, 10 April 2020: A tale of two New Yorks: pandemic lays bare a city’s shocking inequities, Times of Israel, 10 April 2020: More basic than a crisis of faith: Will the virus upend ultra-Orthodox society?, Haaretz, 10 April 2020: ‘The Health System Is in Hysteria’: Israeli Doctors and Hospital Officials Warn of Major Coronavirus Fallout, Jerusalem Post, 10 April 2020: Turkey aids Israel in time of coronavirus despite tense relations, BBC, 10 April 2020: Coronavirus: German region eases Baltic coast travel ban, France24, 10 April 2020: Flying priests and empty churches: Easter in the time of coronavirus, Arab News, 10 April 2020: MENA economies face $116 billion hit from virus, oil slump: World Bank, The Guardian, 10 April 2020: Mafia distributes food to Italy’s struggling residents, Politico.eu, 10 April 2020: Romania shuns its diaspora in coronavirus fight, Miami Herald, 10 April 2020: Virus disrupts Miami area’s international trade and supply systems, Al Jazeera, 10 April 2020: Isolationism is not the way forward during coronavirus, Arab News, 10 April 2020: Driver smashes $750,000 Porsche on deserted Manhattan streets during New York COVID-19 lockdown (bad luck is, when you crash your car during a Corona-related lockdown right in the middle of New York City. No insurer on this planet will ever compensate you :-D Happy Easter!), The National, 10 April 2020: Germany to launch Europe’s first antibody testing programme, Politico.com, 10 April 2020: Crisis recovery fund needed urgently, ex-Italian PM Letta warns, The Guardian, 10 April 2020: EU members clash over pandemic economic rescue package, Politico.com, 10 April 2020: Italy’s Conte threatens to derail EU summit over corona bonds, Palestine Chronicle, 10 April 2020: Israel Opens Wastewater Tunnels to Smuggle Palestinian Workers into West Bank, Politico.com, 10 April 2020: Portugal’s Costa questions Dutch commitment to EU, France24, 11 April 2020: Turkey imposes strict 48-hour lockdown in all major cities in bid to contain coronavirus spread, BBC, 11 April 2020: US death toll overtakes Italy as world’s highest, NPR, 11 April 2020: NYC Mayor Says Schools Are Closed For Academic Year — But Governor Overrules Him, Politico.com, 11 April 2020: Mass burials surge as New York City set to hit 100,000 coronavirus cases, BBC, 11 April 2020: The couples meeting at closed borders, The Guardian, 11 April 2020: Covid-19 from the West Wing: ‘History’s verdict will be unforgiving’, France24, 11 April 2020: UK Covid-19 deaths approach 10,000 as PM Johnson continues recovery from virus, BBC, 11 April 2020: Coronavirus in New York: A paramedic’s diary, NPR, 11 April 2020: Governors Call For $500 Billion Bailout Amid Standoff Over Coronavirus Relief Funds, Arab News, 11 April 2020: Europe’s virus crunch time, Politico.com, 11 April 2020: Coronavirus hot spots erupt in nation’s high-risk communities, France24, 11 April 2020: US reports record daily virus toll as Easter opens in lockdown, Politico Magazine, 11 April 2020: Inside America’s Two-Decade Failure to Prepare for Coronavirus, The National, 11 April 2020: A comprehensive guide to face masks: types, management and safe disposal, The Guardian, 11 April 2020: Coronavirus live news: US overtakes Italy as country with world’s highest death toll, Politico Magazine, 11 April 2020: 5 Increasingly Hardball Versions of the Next Stimulus, Arab News, 11 April 2020: The poor will pay the biggest price for this pandemic, The National, 11 April 2020: Germany condemns anti-French virus insults in border zone (sometimes you just can’t believe what kind of idiots are allowed to hold a German passport), Al Arabiya, 11 April 2020: It might take years for global economy to take-off after coronavirus: Experts, France24, 11 April 2020: Empty churches belie Trump’s Easter promise, highlight science’s role in keeping faithful safe, Los Angeles Times, 11 April 2020: Tracking coronavirus across California, Tampa Bay Times, 11 April 2020: After DeSantis aide calls, Miami Herald’s law firm drops lawsuit seeking elder care records, Miami Herald, 11 April 2020: Florida nears 19,000 cases and more than 450 deaths, health officials say, Los Angeles Times, 11 April 2020: Trump, Congress scramble to revive virus-hunting agency that was marked for cuts, San Francisco Chronicle, 11 April 2020: Overcrowding on San Francisco’s Tenderloin streets — a bad scene getting worse in the coronavirus crisis, The New York Times, 11 April 2020: As They Console Coronavirus’s Victims, Italy’s Priests Are Dying, Too, BBC, 11 April 2020: Coronavirus in New York: 24 hours on the frontline, The New York Times, 11 April 2020: Burning Man Falls Victim to Pandemic, The Guardian, 11 April 2020: Burning Man cancels festival amid coronavirus and plans virtual event, Gulf Times, 12 April 2020: Deadly virus fails to trigger World Bank’s pandemic bonds, The New York Times, 12 April 2020: Israel’s Not-So-Secret Weapon in Coronavirus Fight: The Spies of Mossad, CNN, 12 April 2020: Why New York has been hit so hard by coronavirus, BBC, 12 April 2020: Coronavirus: Fauci says US ‘could have saved lives’ with earlier action, ynet news, 12 April 2020: 1 in 100 Bnei Brak residents infected by coronavirus, The Guardian, 12 April 2020: Bolsonaro dragging Brazil towards coronavirus calamity, experts fear, France24, 12 April 2020: Italy sees fewest new Covid-19 deaths since mid-March as infections slow, CNN, 12 April 2020: These countries are reopening — here’s how they’re doing it, Politico.eu, 12 April 2020: German foreign minister: EU ‘must correct mistakes’ exposed by crisis, The Guardian, 12 April 2020: Pope urges EU to show solidarity amid coronavirus crisis in Easter message, The Washington Post, 12 April 2020: Russia’s state-backed media uses the pandemic to spin anti-Western views. They are not alone., Politico.eu, 12 April 2020: What’s next for Europe’s economic recovery plan, Times of Israel, 12 April 2020: Coronavirus ‘extremely dangerous’ for Palestinian areas, UN envoy warns, Times of Israel, 12 April 2020: Xi Jinping’s China did this, NPR, 12 April 2020: No, You Don’t Need To Disinfect Your Groceries. But Here’s How To Shop Safely, Politico.eu, 12 April 2020: Central Europe battles coronavirus without the euro, France24, 13 April 2020: Italy’s Covid-19 death toll tops 20,000, Politico.com, 13 April 2020: Blank checks, taboos and bazookas: Inside the global battle to prevent another depression, BBC, 13 April 2020: Coronavirus: Don’t expect changes to UK lockdown this week – Dominic Raab, CNN, 13 April 2020: A storm system that spawned tornadoes and killed 24 people is now taking aim on the East Coast, NPR, 13 April 2020: Easter Tornadoes Kill At Least 6, Cause Damage In Several Southern States, France24, 13 April 2020: New York governor says ‘worst is over’ as Covid-19 deaths appear to decline, BBC, 13 April 2020: How factories change production to quickly fight coronavirus, CNN, 13 April 2020: Beijing tightens grip over coronavirus research, amid US-China row on virus origin, France24, 13 April 2020: Macron says France’s Covid-19 lockdown to last until May 11, BBC, 13 April 2020: World Bank warns South Asia’s economic growth to slump, Al Jazeera, 13 April 2020: The pandemic may change Russia’s calculus in the Middle East, The Guardian, 13 April 2020: Coronavirus US live: Cuomo announces plan to reopen New York and other states, France24, 13 April 2020: Spain eases restrictions as daily Covid-19 death toll continues to slow down, The New York Times, 13 April 2020: Putin’s Long War Against American Science, Al Jazeera, 13 April 2020: Belgium: How a ‘failed state’ managed to contain a coronavirus outbreak, The Guardian, 13 April 2020: A third of Americans believe Covid-19 laboratory conspiracy theory – study, France24, 13 April 2020: ‘Worse than 9/11 and the 2008 crash combined’: Global tourism takes a hit from Covid-19, Politico.eu, 13 April 2020: Inside the global race to prevent another depression, Politico.eu, 13 April 2020: Europe begins tentative easing of coronavirus lockdown, Al Jazeera, 13 April 2020: US debt and deficit forecast to hit levels not seen since WWII, The New York Times, 13 April 2020: Millions of Children Are at Risk for Measles as Virus Fears Halt Vaccines, The Guardian, 13 April 2020: How did coronavirus start and where did it come from? Was it really Wuhan’s animal market?, The New York Times, 13 April 2020: New York: Cuomo Says ‘Worst Is Over’ if State Stays the Course, France24, 13 April 2020: US could start reopening in May, says top virus expert Fauci, The National, 13 April 2020: Putin warns Russia to brace for ‘extraordinary’ virus crisis, The Guardian, 13 April 2020: Coronavirus conspiracy theories targeting Muslims spread in India, Politico.eu, 13 April 2020: Von der Leyen: Life won’t return to normal until vaccine, Arab News, 13 April 2020: Virus has potential positive effect on foreign policy, The National, 13 April 2020: Coronavirus: From Brexit to Syria, the non-pandemic news you may have missed, Times of Israel, 13 April 2020: Israel said fuming at PA accusations it’s spreading virus in West Bank, Jerusalem Post, 14 April 2020: In some European Jewish communities, getting coronavirus carries a stigma, France24, 14 April 2020: COVID-19 Pandemic: Latin America’s health care system already strained by dengue fever epidemic, CNN, 14 April 2020: Hundreds of thousands return to work as Spain relaxes coronavirus lockdown, France24, 14 April 2020: French budget deficit forecast to hit 9% of GDP, a postwar record, The Guardian, 14 April 2020: Germany calls on migrant medics to help tackle coronavirus, France24, 14 April 2020: Turkey sees opportunity in virus crisis to bolster influence, France24, 14 April 2020: India extends world’s biggest Covid-19 lockdown until May 3, The Guardian, 14 April 2020: Investors brace for U-shaped Covid-19 recession — business live, France24, 14 April 2020: New York and other US states plan for reopening as Covid-19 cases ‘plateau’, The Guardian, 14 April 2020: Australian government plans to bring in mobile phone app to track people with coronavirus, France24, 14 April 2020: ‘Everything’s gone’: Deadly tornadoes destroy homes in southern US, Politico.eu, 14 April 2020: IMF predicts global contraction on par with Great Depression, Politico.eu, 14 April 2020: EU left behind as capitals plan coronavirus exit strategies, The New York Times, 14 April 2020: ‘Accelerate the Endgame’: Obama’s Role in Wrapping Up the Primary, Politico.eu, 14 April 2020: How Portugal became Europe’s coronavirus exception, France24, 14 April 2020: Spain, Austria ease Covid-19 restrictions, others extend lockdown measures, CNN, 14 April 2020: Women leaders are doing a disproportionately great job at handling the pandemic. So why aren’t there more of them?, Politico.eu, 14 April 2020: EU left behind as capitals plan coronavirus exit strategies, BBC, 15 April 2020: Coronavirus: Germany slowly eases lockdown measures, The New York Times, 15 April 2020: Think This Pandemic Is Bad? We Have Another Crisis Coming, The Washington Post, 15 April 2020: Americans are dying by the thousands. All Trump cares about is the show., France24, 15 April 2020: New York City death toll exceeds 10,000 as untested Covid-19 victims added to official count, The New York Times, 15 April 2020: A Catastrophic Month for Retailers, and Now a Race to Survive, Politico.com, 15 April 2020: Trump halts funding to World Health Organization (now that Donnie has successfully bankrupted many of his companies and is on the same track with the United States, he is now again targeting international organizations. It is becoming increasingly clear that the United States is no longer a leading country, which is a shame, but somebody finally voted in favour of the simpleton and therefore wanted exactly this result. By the end of Bush Junior’s tenure, American pop and rock stars were touring around the world to apologize for their president, and it worked, in parts because the Obama presidency started. After Trump, it will not be that easy to clean up the national and international chaos and mess he will leave behind), Financial Times, 15 April 2020: FT Interview: Emmanuel Macron says it is time to think the unthinkable, Al Jazeera, 15 April 2020: What US funding cut means for WHO’s fight against coronavirus, France24, 15 April 2020: Covid-19: G20 endorses temporary debt standstill for the poorest countries, The Washington Post, 15 April 2020: As U.S. discouraged mask use for public, White House raced to secure face coverings for senior staff, The Guardian, 15 April 2020: Coronavirus is killing far more US health workers than official data suggests, Al Jazeera, 15 April 2020: Guatemala: US deportations driving up country’s coronavirus cases, France24, 15 April 2020: Covid-19: France reports 1438 deaths in 24 hours, sharp increase due to unreported deaths from Easter, Al Jazeera, 15 April 2020: Coronavirus: Dubai extends shutdown of hotels, restaurants until further notice, Politico.com, 15 April 2020: NYC death toll jumps by 3,700 after uncounted fatalities are added, Al Jazeera, 15 April 2020: IMF chief wants to triple favourable financing for poor members, France24, 15 April 2020: WHO voices ‘regret’ at US decision to halt funding, Politico.eu, 15 April 2020: Von der Leyen calls for ‘huge’ initiative within EU budget, Arab News, 15 April 2020: Saudi Arabia allocates SR50 billion for private sector support, France24, 15 April 2020: UK WWII veteran raises millions for the NHS by walking laps in his garden, Politico Magazine, 15 April 2020: ‘It Really Is the Perfect Storm’: Coronavirus Comes for Rural America, Arab News, 15 April 2020: Tunisia tourism could lose $1.4bn, as government eyes bond sale, Haaretz, 15 April 2020: 24 Hours in the Israeli Arab Town Hit Hardest by the Coronavirus, France24, 15 April 2020: France announces €1,500 bonus for health workers on Covid-19 front line, Politico.eu, 15 April 2020: G20 freezes poor countries’ debts to add $20B for pandemic fight, The National, 15 April 2020: Coronavirus: Europe to remain closed to the world until later in the year, Haaretz, 15 April 2020: Israel Shuts Palestinian Coronavirus Testing Clinic in East Jerusalem, Chicago Tribune, 15 April 2020: Chicago officials say city is ‘bending the curve.’ How do we know? What does it mean?, The Guardian, 15 April 2020: What does the WHO do, and why has Trump stopped supporting it?, The Economist, 16 April 2020: Pandemic geopolitics: Is China winning?, Haaretz, 16 April 2020: Angry at ultra-Orthodox Jews for ‘Defying’ Coronavirus Rules? It’s More Complicated Than That, Politico.eu, 16 April 2020: ‘It’s overwhelming’: On the frontline to combat coronavirus ‘fake news’, Jerusalem Post, 16 April 2020: Jewish communities in the Diaspora are collapsing – we should help, Politico.eu, 16 April 2020: EU Parliament struggles for influence due to coronavirus, Times of Israel, 16 April 2019: US alerted Israel, NATO to disease outbreak in China in November — TV report, France24, 16 April 2020: Twenty French sailors in hospital after aircraft carrier’s Covid-19 outbreak, Politico.com, 16 April 2020: Coronavirus ends China’s honeymoon in Africa, Politico.com, 16 April 2020: Von der Leyen: Europe is ‘world’s beating heart of solidarity’ on coronavirus, NPR, 17 April 2020: In South Korea, A Growing Number Of COVID-19 Patients Test Positive After Recovery, CNN, 17 April 2020: Wuhan officials have revised the city’s coronavirus death toll up by 50%, Politico.eu, 17 April 2020: Brussels urged to act as coronavirus sends milk, food prices plunging, NPR, 17 April 2020: Indonesia Now Has The Most Confirmed COVID-19 Cases In Southeast Asia, BBC, 17 April 2020: China’s virus-hit economy shrinks for first time in decades, Politico.com, 17 April 2020: EU should back ‘recovery bonds’ in response to coronavirus, says European Parliament, France24, 17 April 2020: Covid-19: Postponing the Olympics, Japan’s costly conundrum, Politico.eu, 17 April 2020: Finland puts brakes on EU unemployment scheme, NPR, 17 April 2020: U.N. Agency Fears ‘Vulnerable’ Africa May Suffer At Least 300,000 COVID-19 Deaths,The National, 17 April 2020: Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia says Ramadan prayers likely to be at home, The National, 17 April 2020: Coronavirus latest: UAE’s volunteer force reaches 8,000, CNN, 17 April 2020: The EU is facing a ‘moment of truth’ as it tackles mammoth economic crisis, Macron warns, Politico.com, 17 April 2020: Scores of NYC workers have died on the front lines of the coronavirus fight (as is well known, the dead are only counted at the end of the battle. But it is already clear that many tombstones will say “died far too early due to Trump’s completely irresponsible crisis management”), Jerusalem Post, 17 April 2020: How New York hassidic communities have been beaten by coronavirus, The New York Times, 17 April 2020: France Weighs Its Love of Liberty in Fight Against Coronavirus, The Washington Post, 17 April 2020: This photo of a protest against stay-at-home orders looked like a zombie movie. Zombie movie directors think so, too., NPR, 17 April 2020: Several European Leaders See A Popularity Boost During Coronavirus Pandemic, BBC, 17 April 2020: EU helps protect weak firms from foreign takeovers, The New York Times, 17 April 2020: Denmark became the first country in the Western world to reopen its elementary schools since the pandemic began., The New York Times, 17 April 2020: China’s Aggressive Diplomacy Weakens Xi Jinping’s Global Standing, France24, 17 April 2020: China’s economy suffers historic slump due to Covid-19, The Washington Post, 17 April 2020: Virus crushes China’s economy as Wuhan death toll is revised higher, The New York Times, 17 April 2020: The World’s No. 2 Economy Shrinks 6.8%, Ending 4 Decades of Growth, The Guardian, 17 April 2019: Israel’s first coronavirus victim survived Holocaust hiding in cellars, France24, 18 April 2019: Covid-19: Number of hospitalised people in France declines for fourth consecutive day, Times of Israel, 18 April 2019: 78-year-old woman is East Jerusalem’s first virus fatality, BBC, 18 April 2019: Coronavirus: Japan doctors warn of health system ‘break down’ as cases surge, France24, 18 April 2019: Turkey’s Covid-19 cases overtake Iran to become highest in Middle East, NPR, 18 April 2019: Clubbing In The Time Of COVID-19: Berlin Clubs Are Closed, So DJs Are Livestreaming, The Guardian, 18 April 2019: Beware a new wave of populism, born out of coronavirus-induced economic inequity, France24, 18 April 2019: The Rolling Stones join star-studded lineup for Covid-19 concert, NPR, 18 April 2019: Across America, Frustrated Protesters Rally To Reopen The Economy, The New York Times, 18 April 2020: Conservatives Fuel Protests Against Coronavirus Lockdowns, The Washington Post, 18 April 2020: Millions have lost their jobs. They’re losing their health insurance, too., The New York Times, 18 April 2020: Coronavirus in America: What the Next Year (or Two) May Look Like, Al Jazeera, 18 April 2020: Landmark Lebanon hotel closes over economic crisis, coronavirus lockdown, Arab News, 18 April 2020: Saudi Arabia announces $533m action plan to support food sector, The National, 18 April 2020: Coronavirus: Egyptians grow increasingly resistant to safety measures, Reuters, 18 April 2020: ‘Captain Tom’, 99, to help open hospital after raising $29 million, The Washington Post, 18 April 2020: #FloridaMorons trends after people flock to reopened Florida beaches, France24, 18 April 2020: No birthday celebrations for Queen Elizabeth as Covid-19 wracks UK, Times of Israel, 18 April 2020: At-home deaths spike in Brooklyn Jewish neighborhoods during pandemic, The Washington Post, 18 April 2020: He left his family to save strangers. He’s unsure if he’ll make it back., Al Jazeera, 19 April 2020: First coronavirus death in East Jerusalem amid Israeli ‘neglect’, France24, 19 April 2020: Spain sees sharp drop in daily Covid-19 death toll, The Guardian, 19 April 2020: Coronavirus live news: Europe fatalities pass 100,000, but death rate slows in Spain and Netherlands, Al Arabiya, 19 April 2020: Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia arrests 34 people for violating curfew, health measures, Al Jazeera, 19 April 2020: Protests over coronavirus lockdowns in US, Brazil: Live updates, France24, 19 April 2020: In Europe, Covid-19 puts idea of universal income back into welfare debate, The Guardian, 19 April 2020: US and Russia blocking UN plans for a global ceasefire amid crisis, Al Jazeera, 19 April 2020: Iran partially reopens Tehran as coronavirus death toll falls, Politico.com, 19 April 2020: EU needs extra 500 billion for recovery, says eurozone bailout fund chief, CNN, 19 April 2020: The Mafia is poised to exploit coronavirus, and not just in Italy, Politico.eu, 19 April 2020: Belgium to unveil plan for easing coronavirus lockdown Friday, The Guardian, 19 April 2020: Migrant workers bear brunt of coronavirus pandemic in Gulf, Politico.eu, 19 April 2020: ‘Smart solutions’ will enable summer vacations, says Ursula von der Leyen, Politico.eu, 19 April 2020: Why is Belgium’s death toll so high?, The New York Times, 19 April 2020: New York: De Blasio Asks if Trump Is Telling City to ‘Drop Dead’, France24, 20 April 2020: Germany starts opening up as coronavirus outbreak ‘under control’, CNN, 20 April 2020: Italy records first fall in active virus cases, The Guardian, 20 April 2020: Germany opens some shops as Merkel warns of second wave of coronavirus, France24, 20 April 2020: Covid-19 deaths in France surpass 20,000 as hospitalisations continue to fall, BBC, 20 April 2020: Disney stops paying 100,000 workers during downturn, Al Arabiya, 20 April 2020: Coronavirus: Super rich flee to secret millionaire mansion bunkers in New Zealand, CNN, 20 April 2020: One of Australia’s biggest cities is so quiet that kangaroos are jumping through the center, The Guardian, 20 April 2020: Cuomo says New York cases ‘coming down’ but warns against rush to reopen, Arab News, 20 April 2020: COVID-19 cases in Saudi Arabia surpass 10,000, Der Spiegel, 20 April 2020: European Commissioner for Financial and Economic Affairs: “The EU Cannot Afford to Get Bogged Down in Past Discussions”, Al Arabiya, 20 April 2020: Middle East faces a long, ‘ugly’ recession amid coronavirus fallout: Experts, France24, 21 April 2020: Europe: Countries take tentative steps to ease Covid-19 lockdown, The Guardian, 21 April 2020: Coronavirus is the biggest disaster for developing nations in our lifetime, Politico.eu, 21 April 2020: Russia and China promote coronavirus ‘conspiracy narratives’ online, says EU agency, The Washington Post, 21 April 2020: Trump and his allies are using the pandemic to push an unrelated agenda, Bloomberg, 21 April 2020: Germany Cancels Oktoberfest Over Coronavirus Fears, NPR, 21 April 2020: Senate OKs Bipartisan Deal For $484 Billion More In Coronavirus Aid, The Guardian, 21 April 2020: ‘Bitter pill’: Bavaria cancels Oktoberfest over fears of coronavirus spread, France24, 21 April 2020: Violence flares in tense Paris suburbs as heavy-handed lockdown stirs ‘explosive cocktail’, CNN, 21 April 2020: Study finds no benefit, higher death rate in patients taking hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19, The New York Times, 21 April 2020: ‘Plague on a Biblical Scale’: Hasidic Families Hit Hard by Virus, NPR, 21 April 2020: Timeline: What Trump Has Said And Done About The Coronavirus, The Washington Post, 21 April 2020: South Africa is hunting down coronavirus with thousands of health workers, The Guardian, 21 April 2020: EU should use perpetual bonds to finance Covid-19 recovery fund, Politico.eu, 21 April 2020: EU leaders draft coronavirus recovery plan, Der Spiegel, 21 April 2020: Interview with EPP President Donald Tusk: “What the Economy Needs Is a Blitzkrieg”, Politico.eu, 21 April 2020: Joint response to coronavirus crisis will benefit all EU countries, The New York Times, 21 April 2020: Coogan’s Is Closing. This Is the New York That We’re Losing., The Washington Post, 21 April 2020: Anti-malarial drug Trump touted is linked to higher rates of death in VA coronavirus patients, study says, BBC, 22 April 2020: Where ‘quarantine’ was invented, Politico.eu, 22 April 2020: Spain to EU: Forcing debt on members will deepen crisis, France24, 22 April 2020: European Central Bank agrees to accept ‘junk’ bonds to keep economies afloat, Politico.eu, 22 April 2020: The eurozone’s problem country: Germany, Der Spiegel, 23 April 2020: The Dawn of a New Era: A Paradigm Shift Accelerated by the Coronavirus, The Guardian, 23 April 2020: How Covid-19 poured cold water on Netherlands’ EU romance, BBC, 23 April 2020: Coronavirus: Why fractious EU still believes together is better, Politico.eu, 23 April 2020: Why Italy should ❤ the ESM, France24, 23 April 2020: Germany, UK begin human trials of experimental Covid-19 vaccines, Jerusalem Post, 23 April 2020: UN chief warns against repressive measures amid coronavirus crisis, Der Spiegel, 23 April 2020: The Year of the Rat: How the Coronavirus Is Changing the World, Jerusalem Post, 23 April 2020: Mike Pompeo warns US may never restore WHO funding, Politico.eu, 23 April 2020: Angela Merkel: More time needed to discuss EU recovery fund, The Guardian, 23 April 2020: Bank of England warns of worst contraction in centuries, as economic activity slumps – business live, Irish Times, 23 April 2020: EU leaders face split over coronavirus recovery plan, The New York Times, 23 April 2020: ‘Sadness’ and Disbelief From a World Missing American Leadership, France24, 23 April 2020: Germany, UK begin human trials of experimental Covid-19 vaccines, Arab News, 23 April 2020: Ramadan 2020 will start on Friday: Saudi Arabia, The National, 23 April 2020: Coronavirus latest: Pandemic could cause 769,000 malaria deaths, Politico.eu, 22 April 2020: If you want a bailout in Europe, don’t use tax havens, Reuters, 23 April 2020: EU’s von der Leyen sees 2-3 year hike in EU budget firepower, Politico.eu, 23 April 2020: If you want a bailout in Europe, don’t use tax havens, Reuters, 23 April 2020: EU leaders agree on need for EU recovery fund, says Merkel after talks, The New York Times, 23 April 2020: Home Alone at the White House: A Sour President, With TV His Constant Companion (The Hill, 26 April 2020: Trump on ‘Noble’ Prize tweets: ‘Does sarcasm ever work?’), Politico.eu, 23 April 2020: Commission to present budget and coronavirus recovery plan on May 6, NPR, 23 April 2020: Trauma On The Pandemic’s Front Line Leaves Health Workers Reeling, CNN, 23 April 2020: Merkel warns Germany is on the ‘thinnest ice’ as Europe realizes social distancing is here to stay, The Guardian, 23 April 2020: ‘We’re in a prison’: Singapore’s migrant workers suffer as Covid-19 surges back, NPR, 23 April 2020: Coronavirus Has Infected A 5th Of New York City, Testing Suggests, France24, 23 April 2020: EU agrees trillion euro Covid-19 rescue deal – but procrastinates on details, The Times, 23 April 2020: ‘Pick for Britain’ website to recruit thousands for harvest, The Guardian, 23 April 2020: From an Italian hotel to a US state, coronavirus ‘lawfare’ takes off (Times of Israel, 16 April 2020: US alerted Israel, NATO to disease outbreak in China in November — TV report), NPR, 23 April 2020: N.Y.’s Met Museum Projects $150 Million Shortfall, Lays Off 81 Employees, CNN, 23 April 2020: Preliminary antibody testing in New York suggests much wider spread of coronavirus, The Guardian, 23 April 2020: Coronavirus delivers a ‘moment of truth’ on the meaning of the EU, France24, 23 April 2020: Fifth of New Yorkers infected with Covid-19, antibody test suggests, NPR, 23 April 2020: 8 In 10 Americans Support COVID-19 Shutdown, Kaiser Health Poll Finds, The Guardian, 23 April 2020: ‘What’s wrong with you Mexico?’ Health workers attacked amid Covid-19 fears, CNN, 23 April 2020: The dangerous morality behind the ‘Open it Up’ movement, DW, 23 April 2020: How the coronavirus impacts the book industry (it would be easy to create a common platform. You don’t need 2,000 people for this, just 20 and a data center. The connected publishers can do the rest themselves, thus keeping the costs low. However, there are probably once again single interests that prevent this step. Above all, the corona crisis shows that the German retail sector is hopelessly lagging behind in terms of digitalization. Individuals were well positioned before, but the majority were not. “Traditional retail” in particular will decline because of the crisis while it still believes that “personal advice” would be unbeatable compared to “this Internet that will go away anyway”. A remarkable misjudgment), NPR, 23 April 2020: EU Leaders Fail To Agree On Coronavirus Economic Recovery Program, The Guardian, 24 April 2020: US stays away as world leaders agree action on Covid-19 vaccine, The JC, 24 April 2020: UK Jewish coronavirus deaths rise to 335, CNN, 24 April 2020: Plenty of whiskey, few backpackers: The wild story behind Lonely Planet’s first Thailand guidebook, France24, 24 April 2020: Ramadan creates challenges for many in Gaza Strip during Covid-19 crisis, BBC, 24 April 2020: Recovery expert: ‘Some businesses will never reopen’, CNN, 24 April 2020: Coronavirus: US death toll passes 50,000 in world’s deadliest outbreak, Times of Israel, 24 April 2020: US ultra-Orthodox whistleblowers targeted as traitors, including amid pandemic, France24, 24 April 2020: Italy said to roll back lockdown over the course of four weeks, The Guardian, 24 April 2020: ‘Please don’t inject bleach’: Trump’s wild coronavirus claims prompt disbelief, Irish Times, 24 April 2020: Coronavirus: EU leaders reach agreement on everything but the big stuff, Politico.eu, 24 April 2020: Belgium to begin relaxing coronavirus restrictions on May 4, Politico.eu, 24 April 2020: EU leaders back budget reboot for coronavirus recovery, Vanity Fair, 24 April 2020: Prince William Earned a Few Laughs on the Coronavirus Telethon Big Night In, CNN, 24 April 2020: Prince William’s reason for not watching ‘Tiger King’ will make you laugh, The New York Times, 24 April 2020: Pressured by China, E.U. Softens Report on Covid-19 Disinformation (once again it depends on the wording, after all it has already worked perfectly fine: The so-called Spanish flu originated in Kansas in the United States. Patient Zero was a cook who became infected while working with pigs and subsequently infected a large number of other people, causing an explosion of infections within a very short period of time. By giving the virus the name Spanish flu, it was very successfully distracted from its actual origin. If you look at the “lines of argument” in dealing with Corona and Covid-19 by Trump and Xi Jinping today, you can see astonishing similarities), Politico.eu, 24 April 2020: Cash-strapped Greece weathers virus for now, but fears second wave, Politico.eu, 24 April 2020: Belgium to begin relaxing coronavirus restrictions on May 4, France24, 25 April 2020: UK passes grim milestone of 20,000 hospital deaths from Covid-19, DW, 25 April 2020: Austria persists with relentless hard line on asylum-seekers, Times of Israel, 25 April 2020: Virus drives US unemployment toward highest rate since Great Depression, The Washington Post, 25 April 2020: The cost of Trump’s deadly state of denial, NPR, 25 April 2020: Praised For Curbing COVID-19, New Zealand’s Leader Eases Country’s Strict Lockdown, France24, 25 April 2020: UK passes grim milestone of 20,000 hospital deaths from Covid-19, DW, 25 April 2020: Coronavirus and Germany: Why the world is looking to Angela Merkel, The Washington Post, 25 April 2020: Trump expands battle with WHO far beyond aid suspension, Times of Israel, 25 April 2020: Police shut down ‘despicable’ London Jewish wedding with dozens of guests, Politico.eu, 25 April 2020: China put pressure on EU to soften coronavirus disinformation report, The New York Times, 26 April 2020: New York: Some Upstate Businesses Could Open in May, Cuomo Says, DW, 26 April 2020: Wolfgang Schäuble: Coronavirus to cause ‘structural’ economic change, Politico.eu, 26 April 2020: Gentiloni: A €1.5T EU recovery fund should be ready by mid-September, The Guardian, 26 April 2020: France, Italy and Spain prepare to ease coronavirus lockdowns, France24, 26 April 2020: Sweden cracks down on bars as crowds flout corona rules, NPR, 26 April 2020: Science Becomes A Dividing Issue In Year Of Election And Pandemic, Arab News, 26 April 2020: Dubai financial district introduces COVID-19 directive, allows employment changes, protects jobs, CNN, 26 April 2020: From private testing for the rich to unrest in banlieues, coronavirus is highlighting France’s stark divide, The Washington Post, 26 April 2020: A pandemic of corruption: $40 masks, dubious contracts and rice-stealing bureaucrats, The New York Times, 26 April 2020: U.S. Can Expect Social Distancing to Last for Months, Official Says, Politico.eu, 26 April 2020: Italy and Spain announce plans to ease coronavirus lockdowns further, CNN, 26 April 2020: Social distancing in 100 square feet: Hong Kong’s cage homes are almost impossible to self-isolate in, NPR, 26 April 2020: Speaker Pelosi: President Trump’s Effort To Sideline The WHO Is ‘Dangerous’, Jerusalem Post, 26 April 2020: Palestinian medical officials fear disaster if the coronavirus spreads, Politico.com, 26 April 2020: Cuomo eyes construction, manufacturing for regional reopen in New York, Al Jazeera, 26 April 2020: Spain daily coronavirus death toll lowest in weeks: Live updates, The Guardian, 26 April 2020: Greece preparing new tourism rules with EU in wake of coronavirus, France24, 26 April 2020: New York aims to start re-opening from Covid-19 lockdown after May 15: Cuomo, Politico.eu, 26 April 2020: Heiko Maas warns against restarting tourism too early, The Guardian, 26 April 2020: Germany’s Covid-19 expert: ‘For many, I’m the evil guy crippling the economy’, Jerusalem Post, 27 April 2020: Coronavirus crisis devastates north African economies, France24, 27 April 2020: Italy unveils plan for life after Covid-19 lockdown, BBC, 27 April 2020: Belgians urged to eat more chips by lockdown-hit potato growers, The New York Times, 27 April 2020: Coronavirus Travel Restrictions, Across the Globe, CNN, 27 April 2020: Germans face fines of up to $5,000 as wearing a face mask becomes mandatory, France24, 27 April 2020: Europe prepares to roll back Covid-19 restrictions, BBC, 27 April 2020: New Zealand claims no community cases as lockdown eases, CNN, 27 April 2020: Coronavirus pandemic: Updates from around the world, France24, 27 April 2020: ‘World should have listened’ to WHO on Covid-19, its director says, BBC, 27 April 2020: Italy’s PM outlines lockdown easing measures, CNN, 27 April 2020: The world’s biggest car factory just reopened. Here’s what Volkswagen had to do, France24, 27 April 2020: Russia overtakes China with recorded Covid-19 cases at 87,000, Politico.eu, 27 April 2020: Macron, the lonely Europeanist, The Guardian, 27 April 2020: Inside the Bergamo hospital where Russia has planted a flag, Politico.eu, 27 April 2020: Beijing doubles down in EU propaganda battle, France24, 28 April 2020: Five-week voyage: Dutch students sail home amid Covid-19 travel restrictions, Al Jazeera, 28 April 2020: France, Spain, Greece unveil plans for lockdown exits: Live updates, NPR, 28 April 2020: Blue Angels And Thunderbirds Salute New York Coronavirus Responders With Flyover, Politico.eu, 28 April 2020: EU leaders to discuss debt relief for Africa, CNN, 28 April 2020: US surpasses 1 million known coronavirus cases, The New York Times, 28 April 2020: Cuomo Calls Subway Cars Filled With Homeless People ‘Disgusting’: Live Updates, Politico.eu, 28 April 2020: Europe’s banks win relief but no free pass on coronavirus lending, France24, 28 April 2020: ‘We have to live with the virus,’ says France’s PM detailing plan to ease lockdown, The Guardian, 28 April 2020: Coronavirus has revealed the EU’s fatal flaw: the lack of solidarity, Der Spiegel, 28 April 2020: The Impact of the Pandemic: Coronavirus Forces Aid Organizations To Improvize, NPR, 28 April 2020: Coronavirus Has Now Killed More Americans Than Vietnam War, The New York Times, 28 April 2020: U.S. Passes 1 Million Known Coronavirus Cases, Politico.eu, 28 April 2020: Thomas Piketty: Willing EU countries should spearhead fiscal union, Der Spiegel, 28 April 2020: Fixing the Economic Damage: Italy Enters Chapter Two of the Corona Crisis, The New York Times, 28 April 2020: De Blasio Breaks Up Rabbi’s Funeral and Lashes Out Over Social Distancing (The Guardian, 29 April 2020: New York mayor criticized for tweet about packed Jewish funeral, Politico.com, , 29 April 2020: ‘Scapegoating Jews’: Outrage after de Blasio faults ‘Jewish community’ for crowded Brooklyn funeral, New York Post, 29 April 2020: De Blasio blasted after criticizing Jewish community for Brooklyn funeral, Business Insider, 29 April 2020: New York City Mayor de Blasio singles out the city’s Jewish community for flouting coronavirus rules and said cops will start arresting people gathered in large groups, NBC New York, 29 April 2020: Brooklyn Synagogue Apologizes for Crowd at Rabbi Funeral; De Blasio Bashed for Tweets, CNN, 30 April 2020: De Blasio apologizes for comments but frustrations rise over large gatherings violating NYC social distancing guidelines, France24, 1 May 2020: Can the unmasking of China’s Covid-19 ‘mask diplomacy’ stem Beijing’s global power grab?, The New York Times, 1 May 2020: Bill de Blasio Finds His Scapegoat, Haaretz, 1 May 2020: Bill De Blasio’s ‘Jewish Community’ Tweet Was Intemperate, but He Wasn’t Wrong, Times of Israel, 1 May 2020: New York City police break up another ultra-Orthodox funeral as crowds gather – they don’t even notice that anti-Semitism is increasing due to the current practices and disregard of public rules by the Orthodox egomaniacs. Already after the 2019 measles epidemic, which was significantly strengthened by the Orthodox community and left some collateral damage in other parts of the population, they should have known what the backlash would be, after they aggressively endangered other people’s lives for purely selfish reasons. The New York population was already thin-skinned (New York City and Upstate New York) a year after the measles epidemic and now the same drama is happening again during the corona pandemic, even more dangerous because there is actually no cure against Covid-19. If Orthodox Jews are prone to collective suicide, they are free to do so, but please do so that other parts of the population are not endangered in any way, because otherwise Mayor de Blasio, as mayor of all New Yorkers, has to take action accordingly. Criticizing him for doing his job (which he has only managed to a limited extent in dealing with the pandemic, especially since he, like Trump, has tried to play down the danger and thereby possibly contributed to the fact that New York City was hit so hard by corona. It has been shown earlier that he is not particularly sensitive. He gave a speech in Miami, where many Cuban exiles fled from the Castro regime, to actually quote Che Guevara) and on top of that trying to construct a reversal of guilt is hard to beat in boldness (it is not de Blasio’s reaction that leads to more anti-Semitism, but the brain-dead behavior of the participants is the trigger for it. It is true, however, that he could have named the specific group more clearly for non-New Yorkers. Anyone who is a little familiar with New York and its population distribution can safely bet a larger amount of money that a Jewish funeral of this size, especially in Brooklyn (where most of the city’s orthodox and ultra-orthodox communities are located at) would be a gathering of orthodox or ultra-orthodox Jews. Of course, this is not immediately apparent to outsiders). This is particularly because the New York administration has made great educational efforts, especially in the Orthodox community, to address and inform the senior rabbis so that they should pass the information on to their community members. This did not happen in many communities or only after the administration had made it absolutely clear that synagogues would be closed forever if the rules were still not observed. The prerequisites for this would now be in place – due to significant misconduct and acute health risks with deliberately accepted deaths for other residents by at least 2,500 Orthodox Jews. If de Blasio had had the participants arrested, he would have even received applause from the city’s liberal and secular Jews. They are increasingly uncomfortable with the appearance of their Orthodox “brothers and sisters” (what connects them to their liberal and secular brothers and sisters in Israel: there even the IDF had to move in part (Bnei Brak and Mea Shearim) to protect the population from these religious zealots and sectarians. The use of the New York police is very cautious, although the use of the National Guard to protect the other parts of the population could be considered), especially since they also suffer as a result of being classified as “ignorant, egomaniacal jerks” (Times of Israel vom 01.05.2020: New York City police break up another ultra-Orthodox funeral as crowds gather). Another of several negative events was a wedding with over 250 participants (despite the lockdown already imposed). Almost half of them got infected with Covid-19 and then traveled around the city as “super spreaders”) (in the reporting the terms “Haredim/Haredi” and “Hasidic Judaism” are used more often, terms most parts of the populations in Europe and the USA aren’t familiar with. To simplify, it is instead mostly spoken of Jews (not only as a whole group, but also the group of liberal/secular Jews are meant – the vast majority of the population group), Orthodox Jews (notably religious Jews) and Ultraothodox Jews (Jewish sectarians or Haredim/Hasidism – the smallest part of the population group – Times of Israel, 12 May 2020: Brooklyn synagogue blasted over funeral told to shut down services, The New York Post, 12 May 2020: Hundreds of Orthodox Jews defy social distancing for holiday in Brooklyn, Jerusalem Post, 13 May 2020: Hundreds of haredi Jews in Brooklyn celebrate Lag Ba’omer, break lockdown, Haaretz, 12 May 2020: 106% Rise in anti-Semitic Assaults in New York State in 2019, ADL Reports, Times of Israel, 18 May 2020: Police shut down a Brooklyn yeshiva with approximately 60 students, The New York Times, 18 May 2020: Brooklyn ZIP Code Has N.Y.C.’s Highest Death Rate: Live Updates, Times of Israel, 18 May 2020: US biggest source by far of Israel’s COVID-19 cases, genome sequencing shows, Jerusalem Post, 14 June 2020: Orthodox Jews sue de Blasio, Cuomo for discrimination over lockdown rules (it’s hard to believe, but the corona virus actually makes religious people from all over the world even crazier than they already were before), Times of Israel, 16 June 2020: Defying NYC mayor, Orthodox lawmakers cut chains off shut Brooklyn playground, Jerusalem Post, 24 June 2020: Bill de Blasio argued to be stricter on Orthodox Jews regarding COVID-19), Haaretz, 5 May 2020: ‘Primitive, Diseased Invaders’ Threatening America: How Scapegoating ultra-Orthodox Jews for Coronavirus Mirrors Islamophobia, Jerusalem Post, 6 May 2020: ‘Ultra-Orthodox suffering in COVID-19 pandemic due to sins of community’, Jerusalem Post, 7 May 2020: Lawfare Project investigates NYC for calling out Jews on social distancing, Jerusalem Post, 10 May 2020: Jewish, Christian congregations leaderless due to COVID-19 deaths, Globes.co.il, 6 April 2020: Covid-19 crisis draws haredi community to Internet (regardless of the headwind for de Blasio’s approach to prevention, he obviously also contributed to positive changes, at least afterwards)), BBC, 29 April 2020: Greeks ponder ban on fax machines in state offices (Coronavirus: the best and most efficient structural reform helper ever. Great! Italy (and Germany as well) should watch carefully and learn), CNN, 29 April 2020: Deaths soar in country that didn’t lock down. Officials identify big reason why, Politico.eu, 29 April 2020: The world after coronavirus, France24, 29 April 2020: UK has second-highest Covid-19 death toll in Europe, new figures show, Al Jazeera, 30 April 2020: US jobless claims tops 30m amid coronavirus crisis: Live updates, France24, 30 April 2020: Romania’s seasonal workers sidestep lockdown out of necessity, Jerusalem Post, 30 April 2020: European Investment Bank to assist Israeli bio-convergence research (when the EIB is able to provide financial assistance to any Asian country, then it should be no problem at all to provide comprehensive transfers to the southern states of the EU), BBC, 30 April 2020: Eurozone economy shrinks at record rate, The New York Times, 30 April 2020: As Several States Loosen Rules, California Closes Some Beaches, Politico.eu, 30 April 2020: Eurozone economy declines by record 3.8 percent in first quarter, Arab News, 30 April 2020: Germany leading the way in Europe’s virus battle, France24, 30 April 2020: ECB cranks up pandemic stimulus measures amid record economic downturn, BBC, 30 April 2020: New York funeral home puts corpses in lorries, Politico.eu, 30 April 2020: Spain’s economy suffers record 5.2 percent lockdown slump, The New York Times, 30 April 2020: European Slump Is Worst Since World War II, Reports Show, CNN, 30 April 2020: Welcome to the worst economy ever, The Guardian, 30 April 2020: Coronavirus latest: at a glance, Politico.eu, 30 April 2020: EU education funds targeted by cybercriminals, The New York Times, 30 April 2020: Trump Officials Are Said to Press Spies to Link Virus and Wuhan Labs, The Washington Post, 30 April 2020: U.S. crafting retaliatory actions against China over coronavirus as Trump fumes, Politico.eu, 30 April 2020: German ‘corona presidency’ plan pivots to crisis management, NPR, 30 April 2020: With Trump’s Coronavirus Response, U.S. Forfeits Global Leadership Role, CNN, 30 April 2020: Trump contradicts US intel community by claiming he’s seen evidence coronavirus originated in Chinese lab, The Washington Post, 30 April 2020: France is blaming the poor for their own deaths. But look at how it treats them.,CNN, 1 May 2020: Lessons from China: How global business has changed forever, France24, 1 May 2020: In May Day address, Macron warns that life won’t return to ‘normal’ after lockdown ends, BBC, 1 May 2020: World marks May Day amid pandemic – at a distance, Politico.eu, 1 May 2020: Spain predicts unemployment will hit 19 percent, The Guardian, 1 May 2020: Unemployment is ravaging America. Trump should be worried for November, The New York Times, 1 May 2020: Tensions Rise as Many States Move to Reopen Businesses, Politico.com, 1 May 2020: Wearing a mask is for smug liberals. Refusing to is for reckless Republicans., Politico.eu, 1 May 2020: Melinda Gates: European leaders ‘understand need for global cooperation’, The Washington Post, 1 May 2020: Coronavirus is spreading rapidly in Belarus, but its leader denies there is a problem, Politico.eu, 1 May 2020: NATO preparing for second wave of coronavirus infections: report, Reuters, 2 May 2020: UK shadows Italy as worst hit in Europe: virus death toll passes 28,000, The New York Times, 2 May 2020: New York: ‘We Cannot Let Up Now’ de Blasio Says, Reuters, 2 May 2020: New York’s Cuomo warns against ‘blindly’ reopening states, The New York Times, 2 May 2020: With Pressure Growing, Global Race for a Vaccine Intensifies, Politico.com, 1 May 2020: ‘Armageddon in Atlantic City’: Trump’s former casino town facing ruin again, CNN, 1 May 2020: Lessons from China: How global business has changed forever, The Washington Post, 2 May 2020: The pandemic is a hard enough story for journalists to cover. Leaders like Trump make it harder., France24, 2 May 2020: Travellers face quarantine as France extends Covid-19 health emergency, Reuters, 2 May 2020: New York’s Cuomo warns against ‘blindly’ reopening states, France24, 2 May 2020: Faced with the Covid-19 crisis, the Italian mafia sees business opportunities, The Washington Post, 2 May 2020: Trump moves to replace HHS watchdog who found ‘severe shortages’ at hospitals fighting coronavirus, France24, 2 May 2020: France records lowest Covid-19 daily death toll since March 22, France24, 2 May 2020: Spainards flock outdoors as European countries ease lockdowns, The Washington Post, 2 May 2020: Boom-and-bust federal funding after 9/11 undercut hospitals’ preparedness, France24, 2 May 2020: Greece is beating Covid-19, but more economic pain beckons, The Guardian, 2 May 2020: Ireland extends Covid-19 lockdown to 18 May before phased exit, BBC, 2 May 2020: US reported death toll passes 65,000, CNN, 2 May 2020: Another wave of coronavirus will likely hit the US in the fall. Here’s why and what we can do to stop it, The Guardian, 2 May 2020: How coronavirus is spurring the cause of a united Ireland, Irish Times, 2 May 2020: Coronavirus claims 25 more lives in Ireland and 343 more cases reported, NPR, 3 May 2020: Belgians Urged To Eat More Fries To Help Potato Farmers Amid Pandemic-Related Glut, The New York Times, 3 May 2020: The Pandemic Isn’t Changing Everything, NPR, 3 May 2020: Orange County Beaches Shut Down, But Legal Battle Still Making Waves, The New York Times, 3 May 2020: Covid-19’s Race and Class Warfare, NPR, 3 May 2020: Man Arrested For Camping At Abandoned Disney World Island, The Guardian, 4 May 2020: Mexico’s López Obrador holds daily briefings rivalling Trump’s: ‘A spectacle without any value’, CNN, 4 May 2020: ‘So many more deaths than we could have ever imagined.’ This is how America’s largest city deals with its dead, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: Bailout Europe’s chance to go green is in danger, Der Spiegel, 4 May 2020: EU Fundraising Effort: Europe Launches Massive Campaign to Fund Coronavirus Vaccine, The Guardian, 4 May 2020: Coronavirus live news: cases in Germany likely to be 10 times higher than official count, say researchers, France24, 4 May 2020: European leaders push €7.5-billion vaccine financing drive to fight Covid-19, BBC, 4 May 2020: Italy relaxes lockdown as number of deaths falls, CNN, 4 May 2020: A ‘travel bubble’ between New Zealand and Australia could be a model for the future, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: In China, a struggling America looks like ‘the disaster flick of 2020’, The Washington Post, 4 May 2020: Trumpers are resistant to experts — even their own, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: Europe’s coronavirus lockdown exit strategies compared, France24, 4 May 2020: ‘We can’t afford to scale back’: S. Africa faces poaching threat amid Covid-19 lockdown, CNN, 4 May 2020: Europe is in a new phase of reopening, but it’s hardly a return to normal, DW, 4 May 2020: World leaders pledge €7.4 billion for European Commission’s coronavirus vaccine fundraising conference, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: Europe’s economic future in German judges’ hands, The New York Times, 4 May 2020: Coronavirus Live Updates: Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: EU leads (an almost) global effort to fight coronavirus, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: Fish flourish under lockdown — but fishermen flounder, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: Europe’s economic future in German judges’ hands, The New York Times, 4 May 2020: Coronavirus Live Updates: Models Project Sharp Rise in Deaths as States Reopen, Politico.eu, 4 May 2020: EU leads (an almost) global effort to fight coronavirus, CNN, 4 May 2020: Some retailers are too broke to go bankrupt, France24, 5 May 2020: WHO says no proof from US on ‘speculative’ claims virus came from Wuhan lab, The Washington Post, 5 May 2020: Andrew Cuomo gets it right: Govern by science, not your gut, France24, 5 May 2020: ‘Today is wonderful’: Relief in Lagos as Nigeria emerges from Covid-19 lockdown, BBC, 5 May 2020: Virus deaths pass 250,000 as countries lift curbs, Politico.eu, 5 May 2020: German high court warns ECB that bond buying could be illegal, France24, 5 May 2020: WHO says no proof from US on ‘speculative’ claims virus came from Wuhan lab, The Washington Post, 5 May 2020: Andrew Cuomo gets it right: Govern by science, not your gut, France24, 5 May 2020: ‘Today is wonderful’: Relief in Lagos as Nigeria emerges from Covid-19 lockdown, Yale Global Online, 5 May 2020: Irresponsible Superpowers Must Cooperate, BBC, 5 May 2020: Virus deaths pass 250,000 as countries lift curbs, Politico.eu, 5 May 2020: German high court warns ECB that bond buying could be illegal, Politico.eu, 5 May 2020: German court lays down EU law, CNN, 5 May 2020: Disney’s profit plunged 91% last quarter as its parks closed their doors, France24, 6 May 2020: China resists pressure for international investigation into virus origins, BBC, 6 May 2020: Coronavirus: EU facing ‘deep and uneven recession’, Politico.eu, 6 May 2020: Europe faces ‘recession of historic proportions’, France24, 6 May 2020: France, Tunisia urge UN Security Council to adopt Covid-19 resolution, Foreign Affairs, 6 May 2020: The Coming Post-COVID Anarchy, Der Spiegel, 6 May 2020: A New Era for Beijing: China Is Happy to Fill the Leadership Vacuum Left by the U.S., BBC, 6 May 2020: Coronavirus: White House plans to disband virus task force, Times of Israel, 6 May 2020: Fears of second wave lurk as countries begin to ease virus lockdowns, Times of Israel, 6 May 2020: Thus passes the glory of Europe, The Guardian, 7 May 2020: ‘We are living in a catastrophe’: Peru’s jungle capital choking for breath as Covid-19 hits, CNN, 7 May 2020: How Angela Merkel went from lame duck to global leader on coronavirus, Al Jazeera, 7 May 2020: The US was sick long before coronavirus, Yale Global Online, 7 May 2020: Don’t Blame Supply Chains, The Guardian, 7 May 2020: Global report: Russia becomes Europe’s coronavirus hotspot, The New York Times, 7 May 2020: Travel From New York City Seeded Wave of U.S. Outbreaks, The Guardian, 7 May 2020: New Zealand ‘halfway down Everest’ as Ardern plans big easing of Covid lockdown, Al Jazeera, 7 May 2020: Coronavirus could kill 190,000 in Africa, WHO warns: Live updates, Politico.eu, 7 May 2020: Germany under pressure to lift coronavirus border closures, The Guardian, 7 May 2020: World tourism faces worst crisis since records began, says UNWTO, Al Jazeera, 7 May 2020: Belarus: Life as normal despite ravaging coronavirus epidemic, Arab News, 7 May 2020: Gatherings of more than 5 banned in Saudi Arabia as virus death toll reaches 219, Politico.eu, 7 May 2020: Madonna joins the EU!, Al Arabiya, 7 May 2020: Saudi Arabia bans family gatherings, crowds of more than 5 people, Politico.eu, 8 May 2020: Eurozone backs 10-year credit lines for coronavirus costs, BBC, 8 May 2020: Pandemic sends US jobless rate to 14.7%, Politico.eu, 8 May 2020: Trump says Merkel and others ‘view us as the world leader’ on fighting coronavirus (Europeans and Asians see Trump as world leader only when it comes to spreading fake news and lies), CNN, 8 May 2020: Bolsonaro continues to dismiss Covid-19 threat as cases skyrocket in Brazil, Politico.eu, 8 May 2020: Coronavirus prompts calls for ‘more Europe’ on health care, Politico.eu, 8 May 2020: Sassoli demands bigger European Parliament role in recovery plan, France24, 9 May 2020: US withdraws support for UN Security Council global ceasefire resolution, CNN, 9 May 2020: Coronavirus: Chinese official admits health system weaknesses, France24, 9 May 2020: France prepares to ease Covid-19 lockdown: What you need to know, CNN, 9 May 2020: Coronavirus: Obama calls US response ‘chaotic disaster’, France24, 9 May 2020: Obama calls Trump’s handling of pandemic a ‘chaotic disaster’, CNN, 9 May 2020: Obama says White House response to coronavirus has been ‘absolute chaotic disaster’, France24, 9 May 2020: Stewart prepared for first county wipeout since WWII, CNN, 9 May 2020: US blocks UN resolution on global coronavirus ceasefire after China pushes WHO mention, France24, 9 May 2020: World Food Programme head warns Covid-19 pandemic could provoke ‘famines of biblical proportions’, CNN, 9 May 2020: Allies despair as Trump abandons America’s leadership role at a time of global crisis, France24, 9 May 2020: Who is behind the fake news campaign around Covid-19 in DR Congo?, The Guardian, 9 May 2020: IMF warns of further drop in global growth due to Covid-19, France24, 9 May 2020: Brazil reports new daily record for Covid-19 deaths as country’s cases exceed 145,000, NPR, 9 May 2020: Haitian Doctor Says This Is The Worst Epidemic He’s Faced, France24, 9 May 2020: Covid-19: The pandemic heightens food insecurity in Benin, Politico.com, 9 May 2020: Coronavirus will increase number of Europeans at risk of going hungry, experts warn, France24, 9 May 2020: Travellers to Britain to face two-week quarantine, Times of Israel: Jewish lawyer dresses as the Grim Reaper to protest Florida beach reopenings, The Guardian, 9 May 2020: The right cannot resist a culture war against the ‘liberal elite’, even now, NPR, 9 May 2020: Anti-Vaccination Activists Join Stay-At-Home Order Protesters, Arab News, 9 May 2020: Coronavirus crisis changing public attitudes in the Middle East, polls suggest, France24, 10 May 2020: Iranians fearful as virus infections rise anew, The Guardian, 10 May 2020: Foxtons becomes a self-preservation society as house sales drop off a cliff, BBC, 10 May 2020: Coronavirus: Number of global cases rises above four million, France24, 10 May 2020: Brazil tops 10,000 deaths from COVID-19, The Guardian, 10 May 2020: Under Trump, American exceptionalism means poverty, misery and death, BBC, 10 May 2020: Coronavirus: Germany infection rate rises as lockdown eases, The Guardian, 10 May 2020: Coronavirus live news: China reports possible new wave of cases; Germany sees infections rise again, The New York Times, 10 May 2020: Why the Road to Reopening New York Will Be So Hard, Haaretz, 10 May 2020: OU Lays Out Guidelines for Reopening U.S. Shuls, but No End in Sight for New York, Al Jazeera, 10 May 2020: Hundreds gather in Hong Kong malls as anti-gov’t rallies reemerge, The National, 10 May 2020: US jobless rate likely to be above 20% before Covid-19 lockdown ends, Gulf Times, 10 May 2020: Australia to open crippled economy, restore lost jobs, Times of Israel, 10 May 2020: Two ultra-Orthodox bastions account for 37% of Israel’s virus deaths, Jerusalem Post, 10 May 2020: Jewish, Christian congregations leaderless due to COVID-19 deaths, Politico.eu, 10 May 2020: Paolo Gentiloni: EU emergency finance has no ‘draconian’ strings attached, BBC, 10 May 2020: Boris Johnson speech: PM unveils ‘conditional plan’ to reopen society, Politico.eu, 10 May 2020: Brussels eyes a bigger EU shareholder role in the coronavirus recovery, The Guardian, 10 May 2020: Elites have failed us. It is time to create a European republic, France24, 10 May 2020: Covid-19: UK’s Johnson announces phased easing of lockdown, Politico.eu, 10 May 2020: Von der Leyen considers infringement proceedings after German court ruling, The Guardian, 10 May 2020: It’s no accident Britain and America are the world’s biggest coronavirus losers, BBC, 11 May 2020: Coronavirus: French passengers exempt from UK quarantine plans, Politico.eu, 11 May 2020: Snake oil, quackery and deglobalization, NPR, 11 May 2020: In Coronavirus War Of Words With The U.S., China Pulls No Punches, France24, 11 May 2020: New York City virus deaths may be thousands more than official toll: study, Politico.com, 11 May 2020: New York City could begin to ease coronavirus restrictions in June, Haaretz, 11 May 2020: U.S. Jewish Institutions Not Rushing to Reopen, Despite White House Pressure, Times of Israel, 10 May 2020: ‘God is telling us something’: Deri says 70% of Israel’s virus cases are Haredim, Politico.eu, 11 May 2020: Europe fears coronavirus second wave, CNN, 12 May 2020: Fauci tells Congress that states face serious consequences if they reopen too quickly, The Guardian, 12 May 2020: Trump is making America an obstacle in the global fight against Covid-19, The National, 12 May 2020: Coronavirus: Dubai releases post-Ramadan ‘reopening’ plan for malls and offices, The Washington Post, 12 May 2020: U.S. death toll surpasses 80,000, France24, 12 May 2020: How contagious? Conspiracies, lies and the Covid-19 ‘infodemic’, CNN, 12 May 2020: Putin’s coronavirus crisis deepens with fatal hospital fire and spokesman’s diagnosis, Politico.eu, 12 May 2020: The epidemic Russia doesn’t want to talk about, The Guardian, 12 May 2020: UK rail worker dies of coronavirus after being spat at while on duty, Eurovision: Europe Shine a Light (due to the corona pandemic, the Eurovision will be broadcasted in a correspondingly adapted format in Europe, Australia and Israel. They should have come up with this idea a few years earlier), France24, 13 May 2020: ‘World’s highest death rate’: Brazil’s nurses protest as fatalities mount, CNN, 13 May 2020: Europe promises to reopen for summer tourism in wake of coronavirus, France24, 13 May 2020: Saving summer: EU proposes three-stage plan to boost tourism amid Covid-19, CNN, 13 May 2020: Europe promises to reopen for summer tourism in wake of coronavirus, BBC, 13 May 2020: Coronavirus: Tui urges opening up tourism to safer countries, Politico.com, 13 May 2020: De Blasio hails House stimulus package that would give NYC $17B, CNN, 13 May 2020: GLOBAL LIVE EU: We ‘will not go back to business as usual soon’, BBC, 13 May 2020: We will have summer tourist season, promises EU, France24, 13 May 2020: French pharma giant Sanofi to give US preference on future Covid-19 vaccine, France24, 14 May 2020: Covid-19: Sanofi backpedals on US vaccine priority after French outrage, Politico.eu, 14 May 2020: Sanofi faces more heat in France after CEO’s vaccine comments, France24, 14 May 2020: Coronavirus ‘may never go away’, WHO says, France24, 14 May 2020: Lebanon brings back lockdown for four days as IMF mulls $10 billion aid package, France24, 14 May 2020: Italy approves long-awaited €55 billion bailout package after two-month lockdown, BBC, 15 May 2020: Coronavirus pushes German economy into recession, France24, 15 May 2020: Populism and the pandemic: The great divide in Brazil, BBC, 15 May 2020: Coronavirus: Brazil’s Bolsonaro sees second health minister quit, France24, 15 May 2020: ‘We’ll bounce back’: New Yorkers face further lockdown extension, The Guardian, 15 May 2020: ‘The ship is sinking’: Bolsonaro battles to block foul-mouthed cabinet video, NPR, 15 May 2020: Police Back Off From Social Distancing Enforcement, BBC, 15 May 2020: Coronavirus: 14,000 lockdown-breach fines imposed, France24, 15 May 2020: Ethnic minorities in UK, US pay hefty price in Covid-19 crisis, Politico.eu, 15 May 2020: Get ready for a two-speed recovery, BBC, 15 May 2020: Coronavirus infection ‘R’ rate in UK creeps up, NPR, 15 May 2020: Northeast: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State, CNN, 15 May 2020: German cafe tells customers to wear pool noodles to enforce social distancing, The Guardian, 15 May 2020: World looks on in horror as Trump flails over pandemic despite claims US leads way, Irish Times, 15 May 2020: Coronavirus: Further 16 deaths in Ireland as confirmed cases approach 24,000, The Washington Post, 15 May 2020: Noose, ax, Trump-inspired insults: Protesters ramp up violent rhetoric, Al Arabiya, 15 May 2020: Coronavirus: Abu Dhabi businesses to reopen, employees to resume workplace attendance, Politico.eu, 15 May 2020: Criminals poised to take advantage of coronavirus crisis, NPR, 15 May 2020: Germany, Europe’s Largest Economy, Enters Recession Due To Coronavirus, The New York Times, 15 May 2020: The Richest Neighborhoods Emptied Out Most as Coronavirus Hit New York City, The Washington Post, 15 May 2020: Europeans emerging from lockdowns are wary of the cheek kiss, Times of Israel, 15 May 2020: US Orthodox rabbis split over resuming communal prayer amid virus fears, Al Arabiya, 15 May 2020: Coronavirus: Restaurants use mannequins, dolls to fill ‘social distancing’ voids, Arab News, 15 May 2020: Governments take measured steps to jumpstart economies amid coronavirus fears, DW, 15 May 2020: Which European Union countries are open for summer tourism?, The National, 15 May 2020: Iran and Italy cited by numerous countries as the source of cross-border infection, Al Jazeera, 16 May 2020: Brazil, Mexico hit new daily record for virus cases: Live updates, Arab News, 16 May 2020: From China to Saudi Arabia: Doctor fights COVID-19 on frontline, The National, 16 May 2020: Coronavirus: Fears grow as pandemic reaches Rohingya camps, CNN, 16 May 2020: Deserted Venice contemplates a future without tourist hordes after Covid-19, The Guardian, 16 May 2020: Barack Obama attacks Trump administration’s response to coronavirus pandemic, France24, 17 May 2020: Obama renews his attack on President Trump’s Covid-19 response, CNN, 17 May 2020: Exclusive: Lack of immunity means China is vulnerable to another wave of coronavirus, top adviser warns, BBC, 17 May 2020: Coronavirus: Obama criticises Trump administration’s virus response, CNN, 17 May 2020: Coronavirus has devastated Moscow. Now it’s spreading across Russia’s 11 time zones to ill-funded regions, The Guardian, 17 May 2020: Trump, Putin and Bolsonaro have been complacent. Now the pandemic has made them all vulnerable, CNN, 17 May 2020: Obama criticizes leadership on coronavirus response, gives three pieces of advice in virtual commencement addresses, Washington Post, 17 May 2020: Obama criticizes nation’s leaders for bungled handling of coronavirus pandemic, BBC, 17 May 2020: Coronavirus: Brazil overtakes Spain and Italy as new cases grow, Reuters, 17 May 2020: EU’s Vestager: Discrepancy in state aid distorts single market, hampers recovery, The Guardian, 17 May 2020: Coronavirus live news: daily death tolls fall in UK, Spain and Italy, France24, 17 May 2020: Sweden’s Covid-19 strategy has caused an ‘amplification of the epidemic’, CNN, 17 May 2020: Obama reminds us what a US president should sound like, France24, 17 May 2020: France’s medieval chateaus reopen to tourists after two months of lockdown, CNN, 18 May 2020: Germany and France try to break deadlock over how to rescue the EU, France24, 18 May 2020: Japan slips into recession due to Covid-19 crisis, worst yet to come, BBC, 18 May 2020: Coronavirus: France and Germany propose €500bn recovery fund, France24, 18 May 2020: Covid-19: France and Germany propose €500 billion EU recovery fund (in the end, the Federal Constitutional Court’s political judgment, which was influenced by lobbyists, did something good by strengthening the EU and financing the corona recovery funds through the EU budget instead of the ECB, which gives full democratic legitimacy. Some nationalists will now suffer heart attacks (a classic win-win situation. With Corona, they have already found the next field in which they can and will lose in the future), especially since their whining, complaining and howling of the past few years has only led to one thing, namely to an even stronger integration of the EU and especially the Eurozone and that is a good thing), The Guardian, 18 May 2020: Merkel and Macron propose €500bn EU rescue fund, The New York Times, 18 May 2020: Germany and France Propose $545 Billion Coronavirus Fund for Europe: Live Coverage (Merkel and Macron have now delivered a very respectable, solidary and future-oriented solution. Now the 25 others are about to do the same. It was also a tactical highlight: if the plan works as suggested, Merkel and Macron are the saviors of the euro. If it doesn’t work, the others have screwed it up. It remains exciting and interesting. In any case, one would like to see the Berlin-Paris tandem more often leading the pack then as been haunted by the pack), Politico.eu, 18 May 2020: Berlin buckles on bonds in €500B Franco-German recovery plan, France24, 18 May 2020: Europeans savour lockdown easing, but elsewhere virus cases surge, BBC, 18 May 2020: Europe’s supercomputers hijacked by attackers for crypto mining, France24, 18 May 2020: As US claims WHO ‘failure’, UN chief scolds countries that ‘ignored’ its warnings, Arab News, 18 May 2020: Arab countries of North Africa feel coronavirus’ economic pain, The Guardian, 18 May 2020: Coronavirus live news: Italy begins reopening bars and cafes as rate of deaths and new infections falls again, The New York Times, 18 May 2020: Brooklyn ZIP Code Has N.Y.C.’s Highest Death Rate: Live Updates, Politico.eu, 18 May 2020: In Europe, they’re burning witches again, Irish Times, 18 May 2020: European project and Ursula von der Leyen face an existential threat in Covid-19, The New York Times, 18 May 2020: Isolated Key West Will Reopen. For Some People, It Will Be Too Late., France24, 19 May 2020: As US claims WHO ‘failure’, UN chief scolds countries that ‘ignored’ its warnings, BBC, 19 May 2020: US slams WHO as ‘puppet of China’ (Putin’s puppet in the White House is trying to slam the WHO, to try to destored from his completely failed coronavirus response. Pretty funny), France24, 19 May 2020: Trump threatens to permanently cut off US funding to WHO over handling of Covid-19 outbreak, Politico.eu, 19 May 2020: Merkel’s milestone moment, The National, 19 May 2020: Coronavirus: Is Angela Merkel’s solution to EU’s problems feasible?, France24, 19 May 2020: WHO members agree to independent investigation of Covid-19 response, CNN, 19 May 2020: Europe promises to reopen for summer tourism in wake of coronavirus, Politico.eu, 19 May 2020: Ischinger: German-French recovery plan could transform EU and seal Merkel’s legacy, Politico.eu, 19 May 2020: Don’t save the economy. Change the economy., Politico.eu, 19 May 2020: Franco-German recovery deal meets resistance, Politico.eu, 20 May 2020: German conservatives’ eurobond awakening, Politico.eu, 20 May 2020: Italian PM: Franco-German recovery deal is not enough, Palestine News Network, 20 May 2020: EU, Finland and Italy provide €17 million to East Jerusalem Hospitals, Politico, 20 May 2020: Merkel warns against protectionism in face of coronavirus recession, France24, 21 May 2020: Spain to extend lockdown to June 6 despite outcry from protesters and right-wing opposition, BBC, 21 May 2020: Alarm as crowds flock to European beaches, CNN, 21 May 2020: Trump heads to Michigan as Washington fails in pandemic battle, The Guardian, 21 May 2020: Face masks and no duty free: EU issues coronavirus air safety guidelines, Politico, 21 May 2020: Juncker: EU internal border closures ‘nonsense’ (the Trump administration has announced, that the travel restrictions from Europe to the US will remain in place. The exorbitantly high number of Covid-19 infected and killed in the US given, there will be very few Europeans who would accept the risk of entering the US anyway. In this respect, it’s obviuosly just another misleading election campaign stunt by the Trump administration, to distract Trump voters from the real reasons why Europeans don’t travel to the United States at the moment), CNN, 22 May 2020: Wilson Jerman: Ex-White House butler dies of coronavirus, The Guardian, 22 May 2020: We lived the European dream. Will any politician stand up for open borders?, Der Spiegel, 22 May 2020: Half a Trillion Euros: Merkel and Macron Find the Strength for Europe, Der Spiegel, 22 May 2020: “Times of Struggle”: France and Germany Show the Way Forward in the COVID-19 Crisis, Politico.eu, 22 May 2020: This isn’t Europe’s ‘Hamilton’ moment, The Guardian, 22 May 2020: No masks allowed: stores turn customers away in US culture war, BBC, 23 May 2020: Anti-lockdown car protest draws thousands, CNN, 23 May 2020: Bolsonaro calls coronavirus a ‘little flu.’ Inside Brazil’s hospitals, doctors know the horrifying reality, The New York Times, 23 May 2020: As U.S. Nears 100,000 Deaths, Pandemic Swells in South America, Al Jazeera, 23 May 2020: Gaza reports first COVID-19 death amid outbreak fears, Politico.eu, 23 May 2020: ‘Frugal four’ propose ‘loans for loans’ approach to coronavirus recovery fund, Al Jazeera, 23 May 2020: Far-right protests in Spain over lockdowns: Coronavirus updates, France24, 24 May 2020: New York Times marks grim Covid-19 milestone with 1,000 obituaries, The Guardian, 24 May 2020: Sweden ‘wrong’ not to shut down, says former state epidemiologist, Politico.com, 24 May 2020: Trump ‘has a point’ on WHO, German health minister says, Politico.eu, 24 May 2020: How Russia’s coronavirus crisis got so bad, The Guardian, 25 May 2020: The Guardian view on Europe and Covid-19: time for true solidarity, Politico.eu, 24 May 2020: American nationalists’ European vacation, Irish Times, 25 May 2020: EU divisions laid bare by ‘frugal four’ Covid recovery proposal, The Guardian, 26 May 2020: Coronavirus live news: Putin says Russia past peak of outbreak despite highest daily death toll, CNN, 26 May 2020: The EU is still divided over coronavirus relief. That could tear it apart, The Guardian, 26 May 2020: Franco-German plan for European recovery will face compromises, The Guardian, 26 May 2020: Coronavirus US live: Trump pushes conspiracy theory and mask politics as death toll approaches 100,000, France24, 27 May 2020: EU Commission proposes €750 billion recovery fund in wake of Covid-19 crisis (as if she had read what was already outlined earlier in this blog entry. Congratulations to this sensationally good proposal with a lot of foresight and future orientation or according to the American motto “go big or go home!”), BBC, 27 May 2020: Von der Leyen calls €750bn recovery fund ‘Europe’s moment’, CNN, 27 May 2020: EU plans to raise $825 billion for coronavirus relief. Hard-hit countries need help soon, The Guardian, 27 May 2020: European commission: ‘Defining moment’ as EU executive pushes for €500bn in grants, Politico.eu, 27 May 2020: European Commission proposes €750B EU recovery package, The New York Times, 27 May 2020: A €750 Billion Virus Recovery Plan Thrusts Europe Into a New Frontier, The Washington Post, 27 May 2020: Pandemic has exposed nation’s vulnerabilities and dangerous divide, Politico.eu, 27 May 2020: Germany’s Scholz sees recovery fund as more than money, The New York Times, 27 May 2020: Coronavirus in N.Y.: Live Update, The Washington Post, 27 May 2020: E.U. proposes $825 billion coronavirus rescue plan giving Brussels power to raise money for first time, BBC, 28 May 2020: EU budget: Who pays most in and who gets most back?, The National, 28 May 2020: Europe prepares to reopen: the travel restrictions in place for the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy, France24, 29 May 2020: Covid-19: Divided States of America, The Guardian, 29 May 2020: Norway and Denmark drop mutual border controls – but exclude Sweden, Arab News, 29 May 2020: Turkey eases coronavirus restrictions amid economic concerns, Politico.eu, 29 May 2020: Back off, Trump. Germany wants to Make Europe Strong Again, The Guardian, 29 May 2020: Coronavirus live news: Donald Trump says US is ending WHO relationship, Arab News, 29 May 2020: UAE to shorten COVID-19 prevention curfew by two hours, The Washington Post, 29 May 2020: Europeans emerging from lockdowns find conspicuous absence of Americans, Al Jazeera, 29 May 2020: Trump ‘terminates’ US contract with WHO: Coronavirus live updates, Al Arabiya, 29 May 2020: Saudi Arabia sets guidelines for malls, industrial sector, as it reopens, Arab News, 29 May 2020: Saudi Arabia records more COVID-19 recoveries than infections in past 24 hours, The National, 29 May 2020: United Nations initiative will help countries tackle trade and transport challenges, The Hill, 29 May 2020: Cuomo: New York City on track to start reopening week of June 8, Al Arabiya, 29 May 2020: New York City is on track to lift coronavirus restrictions on June 8, The Guardian, 29 May 2020: Which European countries are easing travel restrictions?, NPR, 29 May 2020: OPINION: The Ghosts Of Colonialism Are Haunting The World’s Response To The Pandemic, France24, 30 May 2020: EU urges Trump to reconsider decision to end US relationship with WHO, Politico.eu, 30 May 2020: Don’t treat Italy as a leper colony due to coronavirus, says minister, CNN, 30 May 2020: Which international destinations are reopening to tourists?, Politico.eu, 30 May 2020: Nordic neighbors say no thanks to Swedish tourists, The New York Times, 30 May 2020: How We Broke the World, France24, 31 May 2020: Masks and no ablution: Saudis flock to reopened mosques, Politico.com, 31 May 2020: Trump’s national security adviser chief slams WHO as ‘corrupt’ (it is amazing to see what cheekiness and audacity the thoroughly corrupt and criminal Trump administration is showing), Arab News, 31 May 2020: Abu Dhabi bans travel in, out and within emirate to limit coronavirus spread, The Guardian, 31 May 2020: ‘People are going to go hungry’: pandemic effects could leave 54m Americans without food, Al Jazeera, 31 May 2020: Coronavirus: Al-Aqsa Mosque reopens after more than 2 months, Arab News, 31 May 2020: Saudi Arabia reopens mosques after 2 month coronavirus lockdown, Al Arabiya, 31 May 2020: Coronavirus: New York finance industry won’t recover until 2026, report says, The Guardian, 1 June 2020: Coronavirus will haunt US economy for a decade and wipe out $8tn, says CBO, Politico.com, 1 June 2020: Mass protests could undo hard-won progress in pandemic, NPR, 1 June 2020: Northeast: Coronavirus-Related Restrictions By State, Der Spiegel, 2 June 2020: Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz: “The EU Consists of More than Just Two Member States”, The Guardian, 2 June 2020: Global report: Germany eases travel ban and cafe culture returns to Paris, The Guardian, 3 June 2020: We should have done more, admits architect of Sweden’s Covid-19 strategy, France24, 3 June 2020: Global vaccine group urges virus solidarity ahead of summit, DW, 3 June 2020: Coronavirus latest: Germany to scrap EU travel warnings by mid-June, The Guardian, 3 June 2020: The pandemic is being used as cover for a no-deal Brexit, Politico.eu, 3 June 2020: Germany to greenlight tourist travel to 31 European countries from mid-June, BBC, 3 June 2020: Sweden’s Tegnell admits too many died, The Guardian, 4 June 2020: Coronavirus live news: Germany reveals major stimulus plan as global cases grow by 100,000 a day, France24, 4 June 2020: Germany unveils 130-bn stimulus to kickstart virus-hit economy (that’s a really good signal for Germany), Politico.eu, 4 June 2020: Belgium loosening lockdown but crisis not over yet, PM warns, BBC, 4 June 2020: Eurozone in fresh emergency action to boost economy, Politico.eu, 4 June 2020: German coalition agrees €130B economic rescue package, The Guardian, 4 June 2020: How a small Spanish town became one of Europe’s worst Covid-19 hotspots, Politico.eu, 4 June 2020: UK and EU clash over British share of COVID-19 fund, NPR, 5 June 2020: How A Historic LA Guitar Shop Is Fighting To Stay Afloat During The Pandemic, The Guardian, 5 June 2020: Global report: South Africa records biggest jump in Covid-19 cases since pandemic hit, Politico.eu, 5 June 2020: EU eyes return to free travel by early July, DW, 5 June 2020: EU sets up financial crime unit in pandemic-hit economy, The Guardian, 6 June 2020: Merkel among winners as Europeans give verdict on anti-Covid battles, The Guardian, 6 June 2020: Europe’s big two kiss and make up for pandemic rescue deal, The New York Times, 7 June 2020: Mayor de Blasio, Don’t Make New York’s Budget Crisis Worse, France24, 7 June 2020: Is Germany’s ‘colossal’ recovery plan a role model for other coronavirus-hit economies?, BBC, 8 June 2020: New Zealand lifts all Covid restrictions, declaring the nation virus-free, The Guardian, 8 June 2020: World Bank warns Covid-19 pandemic risks dramatic rise in poverty, The New York Times, 8 June 2020: New York City Begins to Reopen, 100 Days After Its First Case, CNN, 9 June 2020: The illegal industry booming under lockdown in South Africa, NPR, 9 June 2020: U.N. Chief: Security Council Gridlock Blocks Effective Coronavirus Response, Politico.eu, 10 June 2020: Trump’s Scottish golf courses in line for £1M from corona bailout, BBC, 10 June 2020: Coronavirus: UK economy could be worst hit among leading nations, says OECD, The Guardian, 10 June 2020: EU says China behind ‘huge wave’ of Covid-19 disinformation, The New York Times, 10 June 2020: As U.S. Reopens, Some States See Virus Cases Rise, Politico.eu, 10 June 2020: European Commission accuses China of peddling disinformation, BBC, 10 June 2020: Outlook for virus-hit global economy ‘dire’, The New York Times, 10 June 2020: Threat of Military Action Rattles Brazil as Virus Deaths Surge, The Washington Post, 10 June 2020: Coronavirus hospitalizations rise sharply in several states, Gulf Times, 10 June 2020: Airlines set for ‘worst year’ on record; long road ahead for recovery, The Guardian, 11 June 2020: As lockdown slowly lifts in New York, the new normal is profoundly unsettling, France24, 13 June 2020: Beijing district on lockdown after coronavirus spike shuts market, BBC, 13 June 2020: Fear of second wave in Beijing after market outbreak, The Guardian, 13 June 2020: Argentina pastor turns church into bar in protest at uneven coronavirus restrictions, The Washington Post, 13 June 2020: Beijing goes into ‘wartime mode’ as virus emerges at market, Arab News, 13 June 2020: EU agrees purchase of 300 million coronavirus vaccine doses, Jerusalem Post, 13 June 2020: Brazil’s COVID-19 deaths surge past UK, now second in the world, France24, 14 June 2020: China reports highest number of new Covid-19 cases in two months, Politico.eu, 14 June 2020: Europe’s country-by-country travel restrictions explained, The National, 14 June 2020: Europe stands united with fiscal support package of requisite magnitude, IMF says, Politico.eu, 14 June 2020: Europe’s country-by-country travel restrictions explained, France24, 15 June 2020: Grand reopening? FRANCE 24 and Deutsche Welle at France-Germany border, France24, 15 June 2020: German tourists fly in to Mallorca in post-COVID test, France24, 15 June 2020: White House reporters hailed as ‘information heroes’, The Guardian, 15 June 2020: Germany and France reopen borders as Europe emerges from lockdown, France24, 15 June 2020: ‘Symbolic’ moment: Freedom of movement returns to Europe as borders re-open, France24, 16 June 2020: Italy’s Conte says EU virus recovery funds will be spent wisely, BBC, 16 June 2020: US retail sales in record monthly rebound, The Washington Post, 16 June 2020: Brazil ignored the warnings. Now, while other countries fret over a second coronavirus wave, it can’t get past its first., Politico.eu, 16 June 2020: New factions emerge in EU recovery fund fight, DW, 17 June 2020: Over 600 people test positive at German slaughterhouse, CNN, 17 June 2020: Days before Trump rally, Tulsa sets daily record for confirmed coronavirus cases, The Guardian, 17 June 2020: While other countries are recovering from Covid-19, Britain is still in intensive care, The Guardian, 18 June 2020: Global report: Germany orders local Covid-19 lockdowns as Spain boosts tourism sector, Politico.eu, 18 June 2020: Merkel: Coronavirus pandemic revealed Europe’s fragility, DW, 18 June 2020: Coronavirus latest: Germany imposes quarantines to counter fresh outbreaks, Arab News, 18 June 2020: EU leaders under pressure as bloc approaches crossroads, The National, 18 June 2020: Coronavirus: Nato to begin stockpiling medical equipment, CNN, 19 June 2020: Beijing’s new outbreak is a reminder to the world that coronavirus can return at anytime, The Guardian, 19 June 2020: Anxiety in Beijing as officials battle new coronavirus outbreak, DW, 20 June 2020: Coronavirus latest: Fresh clusters raise Germany’s reproduction rate, DW, 20 June 2020: Egypt tries to restart tourism during coronavirus pandemic, DW, 20 June 2020: Germany: Quarantined housing block residents attack police, Al Jazeera, 21 June 2020: Brazil coronavirus death toll nears 50,000: Live updates, Al Arabiya, 21 June 2020: Palestinian Authority closes two West Bank cities after coronavirus spike, The New York Times, 21 June 2020: Coronavirus: U.S. Cases Surge, With Clusters Linked to Bars and Parties, France24, 21 June 2020: Dutch arrest dozens at virus protest clashes, The Washington Post, 21 June 2020: Trump says he told officials to slow testing to find fewer cases, France24, 22 June 2020: Saudi Arabia to severely limit Hajj attendance over Covid-19 fears, The Washington Post, 22 June 2020: In countries keeping the coronavirus at bay, experts watch U.S. case numbers with alarm, BBC, 22 June 2020: Coronavirus: Saudi Arabia bars international pilgrims for Hajj, Politico.eu, 22 June 2020: The Rock and Ursula von der Leyen to co-host corona event, NPR, 22 June 2020: Remembering Front-Line Workers Lost To COVID-19, Al Jazeera, 22 June 2020: Coronavirus cases double in a week in occupied West Bank, The New York Times, 22 June 2020: Saudi Arabia Will Sharply Limit Hajj Pilgrimage, The Washington Post, 22 June 2020: The U.S. is falling behind its peers. Americans — if not their leaders — are starting to notice., Al Jazeera, 22 June 2020: ‘Snowballing’ coronavirus cases in US states as hospitals fill, BBC, 23 June 2020: Coronavirus: German outbreak sparks fresh local lockdowns, France24, 23 June 2020: Germany reimposes local lockdowns after regional coronavirus outbreak, BBC, 23 June 2020: Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro ordered to wear mask in public, CNN, 23 June 2020: Fauci concerned by ‘disturbing surge in infections’, The Guardian, 23 June 2020: Europeans believe in more cohesion despite EU’s Covid-19 failings, The New York Times, 23 June 2020: E.U. May Exclude U.S. as It Reopens Borders, Citing Failures on Virus, DW, 23 June 2020: Coronavirus latest: Hotspots flare in Europe and US, Al Jazeera, 23 June 2020: ‘We’ve been hit badly’, Fauci warns of US coronavirus surge, The New York Times, 23 June 2020: E.U. May Exclude U.S. as It Reopens Borders, Citing Failures on Virus, Politico.eu, 23 June 2020: America out, China in as EU looks to reopen external borders, CNN, 24 June 2020: A European ban on US travelers would send a humbling message, BBC, 24 June 2020: Coronavirus: New York imposes quarantine on nine US states, CNN, 24 June 2020: Texas governor urges people to stay home as states report surges of new Covid-19 cases, The Guardian, 24 June 2020: On different planets: how Germany tackled the pandemic, and Britain flailed, The New York Times, 24 June 2020: Surging Cases Set Records in Several States; Markets Drop Sharply, The Washington Post, 24 June 2020: The High Line has been sidelined. When it reopens, New Yorkers may get the park they always wanted., Al Jazeera, 25 June 2020: US coronavirus cases may be 10 times higher than data shows: Live, France24, 25 June 2020: Germany and France shore up support for WHO, seek ‘global answer’ to Covid-19, The Guardian, 25 June 2020: Trump administration sent $1.4bn in stimulus checks to dead people, BBC, 25 June 2020: Coronavirus: ‘Very significant’ resurgences in Europe alarm WHO, The New York Times, 25 June 2020: U.S. Cases Are Probably 10 Times Higher Than Reported, C.D.C. Says, BBC, 26 June 2020: Coronavirus: Sweden says WHO made ‘total mistake’ by including it in warning, France24, 26 June 2020: US has ‘serious problem’ with resurgent coronavirus, Fauci warns, BBC, 26 June 2020: Coronavirus: US has ‘serious problem’, says Fauci, New York Times, 26 June 2020: E.U. Plans to Bar Most U.S. Travelers When Bloc Reopens, BBC, 26 June 2020: Coronavirus: US hits record high in daily cases, New York Times, 26 June 2020: Fauci Urgently Warns of New Outbreaks as Pence Praises Response, The Washington Post, 26 June 2020: Europe prepares to reopen to foreign travelers, but Americans don’t even figure into the discussion, Al Jazeera, 27 June 2020: Tunisia’s tourism sector hopes for a quick recovery as borders reopen, France24, 27 June 2020: Covid-19: Buenos Aires to reimpose lockdown after rise in coronavirus cases, Irish Times, 27 June 2020: Angela Merkel: UK will have to live with consequences of looser ties with EU, BBC, 27 June 2020: Coronavirus: UK to open up European holidays from 6 July, France24, 28 June 2020: Under pressure Johnson to launch UK post-virus spending drive, BBC, 28 June 2020: Number of virus infections tops 10m worldwide, France24, 28 June 2020: Virtual summit of world leaders, celebrities raises nearly $7 billion for Covid-19, The New York Times: Tensions and Risks Grow as U.S. Testing Sites Are Overwhelmed, France24, 28 June 2020: Global coronavirus cases top 10 million led by the United States, The Washington Post, 28 June 2020: With Trump leading the way, record surge in new infections exposes failures in U.S. response, France24, 28 June 2020: EU nears deal on opening borders that is likely to exclude US, Russia, Brazil, The Guardian, 29 June 2020: Poland should get less from Covid-19 fund due to rights record, claim EU member states (rightly so. As the Poles claim that they are a Christian nation (according to their reactions on the migratin crsis, they don’t even have the slightest idea what Christian values are), they should know the biblical “eye for an eye” concept pretty well), France24, 29 June 2020: As deaths reach half-million, some countries accused of hiding pandemic’s true cost, CNN, 29 June 2020: More than 500,000 people have been killed by Covid-19. A quarter of them are Americans, The Guardian, 29 June 2020: Europeans’ trust in US as world leader collapses during pandemic, NPR, 29 June 2020: Former NIH Director Calls Trump Administration’s Pandemic Response ‘Amateur Hour’, The New York Times, 29 June 2020: Supreme Court Strikes Down Louisiana Abortion Restrictions, The Guardian, 30 June 2020: US buys up world stock of key Covid-19 drug remdesivir (the EU and Canada should first drive up prices so that the Trump administration has to pay properly and then suddenly drop out of the bidding process in order to ultimately be able to achieve much cheaper purchase prices for themselves), DW, 30 June 2020: Opinion: Angela Merkel’s moment to define the EU’s future, BBC, 30 June 2020: Fauci warns of 100,000 US cases per day, CNN, 30 June 2020: One graphic explains why Americans are facing an EU travel ban, Politico.eu, 30 June 2020: EU’s travel safe list emerges from battle for national interests, France24, 1 July 2020: Fauci says new US cases of Covid-19 could double to 100,000 per day, DW, 1 July 2020: Angela Merkel’s last EU Council Presidency — what to expect, The Guardian, 1 July 2020: US reports record one-day increase in Covid-19 cases as Trump stays silent, France24, 1 July 2020: Germany assumes EU presidency as Merkel pushes for massive bloc-wide recovery plan (it is becoming increasingly clear that it is once again time for big pictures and visions of an integrated EU and that real leaders must courageously go ahead, take the EU population with them, animate them, cheer them up – just as outstanding coaches in team sports have to do it in order to ultimately win the trophy. Because of and through Corona, the EU has once again been “given” a time window for major changes. This means that the most important basic requirements are already in place: money is there, there is general consensus, there is a spirit of optimism right up to impatience, and there is pressure to change for years. There is a lot to do, but it can be taken as a very positive challenge because it means work for everyone. What does it start with? Development clear specifications and requirements for the individual departments (economy, education, social issues, environment, digitization, EU defense etc.). After that, only one thing is missing, namely the starting shot! It is actually very simple and only needs to be done), The Guardian, 1 July 2020: Trump attacks plan to paint ‘Black Lives Matter’ outside his New York City home – live, The New York Times, 1 July 2020: New York City and California Pull Back on Reopening as U.S. Cases Surge, NPR, 1 July 2020: Green, Yellow, Orange Or Red? This New Tool Shows COVID-19 Risk In Your County, The New York Times, 1 July 2020: The ‘Rocket Ship’ Economic Recovery Trump Promised Is Crashing, Politico Magazine, 1 July 2020: Why Coronavirus Is an ‘Existential Crisis’ for American Democracy, DW, 2 July 2020: Germany takes helm of EU presidency, Merkel urges resolve on virus recovery plan, BBC, 2 July 2020: Coronavirus: Testing sewage an ‘easy win’, DW, 2 July 2020: EU agrees to reopen borders to 14 countries, extends travel ban for US tourists, BBC, 2 July 2020: US firms create record 4.8 million jobs in June, France24, 2 July 2020: US states suspend re-opening plans as daily Covid-19 cases surpass 50,000, CNN, 2 July 2020: Trump’s approach to the presidency: Ignore the challenges and embrace the easy, The Guardian, 2 July 2020: Coronavirus live news: Florida reports a record 10,000 new cases in one day, Irish Times, 2 July 2020: Trump says economy ‘roaring back’ as coronavirus cases surge, NPR, 2 July 2020: Another Day, Another Coronavirus Record In Florida, Politico.com, 2 July 2020: Florida hits new Covid-19 record ahead of Pence visit, The New York Times, 2 July 2020: The U.S. Is Lagging Behind Many Rich Countries. These Charts Show Why., The Washington Post, 2 July 2020: Live updates: ‘We are not flattening the curve,’ official says as Florida reveals 10,000 new covid-19 cases, NPR, 2 July 2020: How Chile Ended Up With One Of The Highest COVID-19 Rates, The New York Times, 2 July 2020: Virus Spiraling Out of Control in U.S., June Data Show, The Washington Post, 2 July 2020: Pandemic will scar U.S. labor market for the next decade, agency says.


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