World Vol.20 (#coronavirus)

COVID-19 Digital Resources (03/27/2020) | @BelferCenter
Cologne Sanitizer, Boxed Wine and Bidets: How People in 68 Countries Are Coping With Coronavirus (03/22/2020) | Amanda Sloat @POLITICO
It’s Ok for China to Harm the World in Order to Save It? (04/09/2020) | Niall Ferguson @ Jewish World Review @BelferCenter
Daniel Hoffman: The coronavirus challenge – staying connected while keeping your distance (03/23/2020) | @FoxNews @BelferCenter
Questions from Quarantine: New Mask Guidelines,
Reinfection Potential, and Quarantine Tips (Video; 04/07/2020) | Juliette Kayyem, Margaret Bourdeaux, Tara Tyrrell @BelferCenter

Coronavirus reveals the vulnerable nature of our medical supply chain (04/07/2020) | Mike Rogers @TheHill
How countries like Germany handle unemployment caused by coronavirus (Video; 04/07/2020) | Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook @CNBC
Ignore bad information from Russia and China on the coronavirus crisis (03/27/2020) | @RepMikeRogers @TheHill
Cost Effectiveness Analysis and Finding the Best Policies to Fight COVID-19 (04/03/2020) | Robert N. Stavins @BelferCenter
What Economics Can Say about an Effective Response to the Coronavirus (04/02/2020) | Robert N. Stavins, Scott Barrett @ResourcesMag @BelferCenter
Our Response to 9/11 Gave us Lessons for COVID-19 (04/06/2020) | Norman Roule @thecipherbrief
The 1889 influenza (“Asiatic flu” or “Russian flu”); The 1918-1919 H1N1 influenza (“The Spanish Flu”); Psittacosis (“Parrot Fever”); The 1949-1952 Poliomyelitis pandemic (Polio); The 1956-1958 H2N2 virus (“The Asian Flu”); The 1968 Influenza A subtype H3NS virus (“The Hong Kong Flu”); The 1981-present Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS); the 2002-2003 Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome virus (SARS)
The 2009-2010 H1N1 novel influenza virus (Swine Flu); The 2012 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS) …
Spies Are Fighting a Shadow War Against the Coronavirus (04/03/2020) | Calder Walton @ForeignPolicy @BelferCenter
How Digital Service Teams are Responding to Covid-19
(03/31/2020) | David Eaves @apoliticalco @BelferCenter

Trump Bets Business Will Answer Call to Fight Virus, but Strategy Bewilders Firms (03/22/2020) | David E. Sanger, Ana Swanson, Maggie Haberman @nytimes @BelferCenter
How Treasury should implement loans to large businesses (04/10/2020) | Michael R. Strain, R. Glenn Hubbard @AEI
How the World Will Look After the Coronavirus Pandemic
(03/20/2020) | Nicholas Burns, Joseph S. Nye, Stephen M. Walt @ForeignPolicy @BelferCenter

The coronavirus is a test of our national character
(03/20/2020) | David Ignatius @washingtonpost

… It’s likely that for a generation, the United States and China will both be better prepared for outbreaks of disease and other disasters. There will be better early-warning systems, better stockpiles of equipment, better vaccines and more resilient supply chains. Public health professionals will know more and have greater credibility when they make recommendations.
…broad benchmarking of the United States and its main adversary was the initial mission of the Office of Net Assessment when it was chartered by President Richard M. Nixon. Under its legendary founder, Andrew Marshall…
Marshall’s group, with its sharper analytical lens, was one of the first to see that the Soviet Union was much weaker economically and politically than conventional analysis suggested. …
Why odds of a coronavirus recession have risen – Jeffrey Frankel cites domino effect of problems in China, huge U.S. deficit, likely decline in jobs and spending (03/17/2020) | Liz Mineo @ Harvard Gazette
… According to a rule sometimes used by the IMF, a world recession is when the global growth rate is less than 2.5 percent. Global growth doesn’t turn negative often. It happened in the global financial crisis of 2008 and 2009. Back then, Europe, Japan, and the U.S. went into prolonged negative growth. …
A recession is defined as a fall in economic activity; fall in GDP, income, employment, and output. There are two kinds of recessions, in terms of the cause: One is the result of an adverse supply shock, and the other is the result of an adverse demand shock. In an adverse supply shock, the fall in GDP is accompanied by an increase in prices… the problem in a supply shock is that the firms can’t produce what’s already being ordered or bought, because the worker is staying home or because their production process is dependent on some intermediate input or part that is produced somewhere else, which has been interrupted. … There was a negative demand shock, with people cutting back on spending because they didn’t have the money to spend.
In this type of recession, both monetary stimulus and fiscal stimulus can be useful because they give people money to spend. …
…paid sick leave, free testing, extension of unemployment insurance and food stamps. But the most important provision is funding for public health. …
I see certain parallels between the coronavirus crisis and the 2008 financial crisis and the 2001 Sept. 11 terrorist attack. … In each case, there were experts who had written memos and reports about precisely those possibilities, but the messages didn’t get through. …
COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerates the Rise of Digital
Payments (03/20/2020) | Juergen Braunstein, Marion Laboure, Sachin Silva @TheEconomist @BelferCenter

Brian Ross Investigates — The Coronavirus: Who Do You Trust (YouTube; 02/27/2020) | @LawCrimeNetwork
Crisis Reader: Biosecurity and the Global COVID-19 Outbreak (02/27/2020) | @BelferCenter
Worst-case scenarios: Crisis management in a chaotic world (w Voice & Transcript; 02/25/2020) | @Kennedy_School
The Collateral Damage of the Coronavirus (02/19/2020) | Juliette Kayyem, Margaret Bourdeaux, Vanessa Kerry, Annmarie Sasdi @BostonGlobe @BelferCenter
The United States Can Still Win the Coronavirus Pandemic (04/03/2020) | Stephen M. Walt @ForeignPolicy @BelferCenter
The Realist’s Guide to the Coronavirus Outbreak (03/09/2020) | Stephen M. Walt @ForeignPolicy @BelferCenter
Nicholas Burns on BBC World News (03/26/2020) | @BelferCenter
The crisis Congress – What is the legislature’s job in a national emergency? (04/02/2020) | Yuval Levin, Adam J. White @NRO @AEI
Washington’s response to the virus – In our society, not everything has to be coordinated from above. (03/06/2020) | Yuval Levin @NRO @AEI
China’s deadly coronavirus-lie co-conspirator — the World Health Organization (04/03/2020) | Dan Blumenthal, Nicholas Everstadt @nypost @AEI
China After Coronavirus – Should We Ever Trust Beijing Again? (04/08/2020) | Daniel Hoffman @FoxNews @BelferCenter
Russia Is Well-Positioned to Weather COVID-19’s Economic Fallout (04/09/2020) | Chris Weafer @russia_matters
Send in the Marines? Not to fight coronavirus – The Pentagon isn’t geared toward taking the lead in a domestic health crisis, and having it do so would be bad for democracy. (03/18/2020) | Kori Schake @bopinion @AEI
Opinion: Why you should think of the coronavirus crisis and the global financial crisis as part of the same story (03/24/2020) | Josh Lipsky @MarketWatch @BelferCenter
Strong competition among US airlines before COVID-19 pandemic (03/18/2020) | Scott Ganz @AEI
CORONAVIRUS & THE RUSSIA-SAUDI OIL WAR (Voice; 03/23/2020) | @REIEnergyLLC
Confronting COVID-19: A Conversation with Columbia
University Professor Scott Barrett (Voice & Transcript; 03/27/2020) | @BelferCenter

American hospitals can avoid Italy’s fate – Deploy telemedicine to determine who needs emergency care, waive licensing rules and more. (03/17/2020) | @ScottGottliebMD @WSJ @AEI
Former FDA chief & Harvard professor: Take smart steps to slow spread of the coronavirus (03/06/2020) | @ScottGottliebMD @USATODAY @AEI
Are we prepared? Protecting the US from global
pandemics (02/12/2020) | @ScottGottliebMD @AEI

Op-ed: We need to prepare for US outbreak of Wuhan coronavirus (01/27/2020) | @ScottGottliebMD @CNBC
Russia-Saudi Relationship Is a Coronavirus Casualty
(03/10/2020) | Meghan L. O’Sullivan @bopinion

How Hackers and Spies Could Sabotage the Coronavirus Fight (02/28/2020) | @ForeignPolicy @BelferCenter
So What Should I Do About Coronavirus Now? (02/26/2020) | Josh Barro @intelligencer
Kevin Rudd: COVID-19 Outbreak & Lessons from 2008 Financial Collapse (03/13/2020) | @gzeromedia
The COVID-19 Cash Out (03/19/2020) | Juergen Braunstein, Marion Laboure, Sachin Silva @ProSyn @BelferCenter
As COVID-19 Outbreak Worsens So Does Economic Volatility (w Voice & Transcript; 03/17/2020) | @NPR
COVID-19’S PAINFUL LESSON ABOUT STRATEGY AND POWER
(03/26/2020) | Joseph S. Nye, Jr. @WarOnTheRocks

We don’t have to destroy the Constitution to take on coronavirus – Congress shouldn’t concede more power to Trump (or any other president). That’s the last thing we need. (03/25/2020) | Gregory S. Weiner @nytimes @BelferCenter
European Elections In a Time of Coronavirus (03/20/2020) | Amanda Sloat @LawFare
The Coronavirus Is Iran’s Perfect Storm (03/18/2020) | Djavad Salehi-Isfahani @ForeignAffairs @BelferCenter
Arab leaders were already incompetent, then came coronavirus (20/03/2020) | Rami G. Khouri @The_NewArab
A Future of Work That Complements Family Life | Abby McCloskey, Angela Rachidi @FamStudies @AEI
Coronavirus will test whether the planet can unite in the face of a global crisis (02/26/2020) | David Ignatius @washingtonpost
The Case for a Big Coronavirus Stimulus – Congress should send you $1,000 — and another $500 for each of your children — as soon as possible. (03/05/2020) | Jason Furman @WSJ