WASHINGTON: US intelligence agencies are monitoring the global spread of coronavirus and the ability of governments to respond, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday, warning that there were concerns about how India would cope with a widespread outbreak. While there are only a few known cases in India, one source said the country's available countermeasures and the potential for the virus to spread given India's dense population was a focus of serious concern. Coronavirus outbreak: Latest updates US intelligence agencies are also focusing on Iran, where the country's deputy health minister has fallen ill during a worsening outbreak. US secretary of state Mike Pompeo said on Tuesday the United States was "deeply concerned" Tehran may have covered up details about the spread of coronavirus. A US government source said Iran's response was considered ineffective because the government only has minimal capabilities to respond to the outbreak. Another source said US agencies … [Read more...] about US spy agencies monitor coronavirus spread, concerns about India: Sources
But make no mistake, Mr. Sanders is also running against the Democratic Party. And the Party’s leadership understands that, which is why it is trying its best to defeat him. The last time anyone ran on a platform as progressive as Mr. Sanders’s was in 1984, when Jesse Jackson took on the emerging right wing in the Party with his ‘Rainbow Coalition’. Mr. Jackson’s campaign was in many ways very similar to Mr. Sanders’s. It proposed national healthcare, a raise in the minimum wage, extending the social safety net and also a shift in foreign policy. Nobody expected it to succeed, and yet he made a serious run for the Party nomination — so much so, that a panicked Party had to take desperate measures to prevent its success, including shutting down polling booths in many cities where Mr. Jackson was gaining momentum. But Mr. Sanders’s campaign is more radical, if only because the forces it is taking on are so much more entrenched after 40 … [Read more...] about Scripting an audacity of hope, the Sanders way
Dr William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine and infectious diseases at Vanderbilt University medical center in Nashville, Tennessee, said that the sum the Trump administration is seeking from Congress is "astoundingly large. … But no one in public health would ever say that a suggested sum is sufficient." … [Read more...] about How much virus funding is enough?