The politics behind how governments control coronavirus data

COVID-19 has affected almost every country around the globe. The World Health Organization has confirmed cases in 216 countries and territories, a total that represents more than 85 per cent of 251 entities recognized by the United Nations. Yet each government has responded differently to the coronavirus pandemic — including how data on the disease have been shared with each country’s citizens.

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JAMAICA | Hanna urges talks over Trump's threatened deportations

KINGSTON, Jamaica, April 13, 2020: The Opposition PNP is concerned about a recent memo from US president Donald Trump, threatening to withhold visas for people from countries that do not quickly repatriate their citizens from the U.S. due to concerns over the coronavirus.

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INDIA| Modi Proposes, Trump Disposes

After Donald Trump threatened India of possible retaliation if it failed to export the anti-malarial medicine to the United States, New Delhi approved the export of Hydroxychloroquine— floated as a plausible COVID-19 treatment drug.

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Why wear face masks in public? Here’s what the research shows

WITH THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC quickly spreading, U.S. health officials have changed their advice on face masks and now recommend people wear cloth masks in public areas where social distancing can be difficult, such as grocery stores. But can these masks be effective?

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Trump Deploys Elite Border Patrol Units to Make Arrests in Sanctuary Cities

WASHINGTON, DC, February 16, 2020 — Undocumented immigrants from the Caribbean, Latin America, and Africa who live in Sanctuary cities such as New York Chicago, San Francisco and Los Angeles, are not at all happy with the decision by US president Donald Trump to deploy Border Patrol Agents with Special Forces-type training to help with arrests and enforce immigration laws.

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With the US and Iran on the brink of war, the dangers of Trump’s policy of going it alone become clear

President Donald Trump’s policy toward Iran is in deep crisis. The president’s approach has the support neither of America’s allies nor of its strategic rivals, China and Russia. And his policy – made even more confrontational by the shooting of a high-ranking Iranian official – has boxed him into a situation where, short of dramatic reversal, Washington and Tehran are edging close to war.

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