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26 Feb, 2020 23:14

News. Views. Hughes - February 26, 2020 (17:00 ET)

The coronavirus outbreak continues to dominate headlines as the number of cases continue to surge. There are more than 81,000 infections worldwide and nearly 3,000 deaths. American colleges are suspending their study-abroad programs in Florence for fear that COVID-19, previously known as novel coronavirus, could spread rapidly across Italy. In the meantime, the Mayor of San Francisco has declared a state of emergency, Brazil has become the first Latin American country to confirm an infection and the outbreak continues to wreak havoc on world markets. RT America’s Trinity Chavez reports. Then journalist and political commentator Beau Davidson joins Scottie Nell Hughes to discuss the political fallout of the coronavirus outbreak and President Trump’s perceived lack of action to adequately protect the US from a potential pandemic. Also, former Pentagon official Michael Maloof weighs in on Turkey's continued role in Syria. Civil rights attorney Robert Patillo and Julio Rivera of Reactionary Times discuss Tuesday's presidential primary. RT America's Sara Montes de Oca reports on Google's $10 billion plan for expansion. Plus, Scottie Nell Hughes delivers an impassioned defense of RT America in the face of the latest smears against it.