A dispute between Saudi Arabia and Russia on oil production levels would have been bad at any other time, but the Covid-19 pandemic made it so much worse. There will be time for blame later; the world needs an oil ‘ceasefire’ now.
My usually morose father, born and brought up in the Soviet Union, is the jolliest he’s been in years. It’s not schadenfreude, honest — we Russians just love being vindicated over our obsession with preparing for the worst.
With the Covid-19 pandemic set to drastically reshape the world order, there are signs that China could see India as the best future ally. Can both countries use this dark time to smooth out their sometimes rocky relationship?
The US, ‘the greatest country in the world,’ just can’t admit that China succeeded in dealing with the Covid-19 threat while America has failed. Instead of learning from China, it’s suffering the world’s worst epidemic disaster.
Corpses line the streets of Ecuador’s city of Guayaquil, as it's struggling to deal with the outbreak of Covid’19. But catastrophe could’ve been avoided had the political elites not put monied interest before the lives of people.
The world may not have to wait 12 to 18 months for a Covid-19 vaccine — scientists hope a TB shot can be adapted to fight it much more quickly. But the research so far is based on statistics, and clinical trials are still needed.