Existing on the edge of brinkmanship over multiple subjects of global contention, China and the West now see the COVID vaccine as a crucial leverage. After more than 142 million confirmed cases and over 3 million deaths worldwide, the key to ending the pandemic has become a weapon itself.
While the vaccines are a solution for the scientific community, they have equally raised many problems. The diversity among groups that are hesitant to be vaccinated leaves public health leaders wondering how to address all of their concerns.
The election of 1980 was the culmination of a religious political movement that had been growing since Nixon’s ‘Catholic Strategy’, with Reagan claiming during his campaign that “Religious America is awakening.”
As anyone can imagine, migrants caught in-between what is essentially a failed state and a region as fractured as the Middle East is a recipe for tragedy.
While coronavirus has swept across the globe leaving devastating impacts, Africa has survived surprisingly well, having just hit 1.3 million confirmed cases and about 33,231 deaths. Healthcare experts and policymakers alike feared the worst for this continent, making these results especially puzzling.
Cox’s Bazar, a city in Bangladesh, used to be known for its fishing ports and sandy beaches. Now, it is known for holding the world’s largest refugee camp with over 860,000 Rohingya living in it as of May 2020.
On December 31st, the government in Wuhan confirmed they had been treating dozens of cases of an unknown virus. By January 20th, other cases of this pathogen appeared in the United States, South Korea, and Thailand. A full seventy-two hours later, President Xi Jinping closed off Wuhan when 570 more cases had been confirmed.