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Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Coronavirus cases top 1 million; US records 1,000 deaths in one day

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded a million worldwide, up from 80,000 after the first month of the crisis. The United States, where pressures on medical supplies continue and the vast majority of the population is under lockdown, recorded 1,000 deaths in one day from the virus for the first time. The pace of deaths in Italy and Spain seemed to slow.

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Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus cases near 1 million; “jaw-dropping” US joblessness

The number of coronavirus cases approached 1 million worldwide, with another record day of deaths in Spain and an extension to lockdown restrictions in the United States. “Jaw-dropping” jobless claims numbers were released in the United States on April 2 even after last week’s record increase.

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Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Trump exhorts US to face grim weeks ahead; coronavirus daily deaths worst by far

US President Donald J. Trump said the United States faces a crisis without precedent and, in a notable change of tone, exhorted Americans to face a grim couple of weeks ahead at least. The federal government raced to build field hospitals to take pressure off health systems beleaguered by the coronavirus pandemic as the United States had by far its biggest tally of deaths in one day.

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From the Africa Center

As the novel coronavirus spreads across Africa, experts from the Africa Center respond to the pandemic’s wide-ranging implications.

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Atlantic Council events on coronavirus

As the coronavirus crisis continues to unfold across the globe, questions are increasingly being asked about the veracity of official Russian infection statistics and response. What will the pandemic mean for Putin’s policies at home and abroad?

On March 3, Ukraine confirmed its first case of the coronavirus and cases have steadily climbed since. How has the Ukrainian government responded so far, what does it need to do next, and what should we expect?

A videoconference on Latin America’s responses to the COVID-19, the outbreak’s implications for the region, and the next steps as the pandemic continues.

A virtual town hall on the impacts of the coronavirus “infodemic” on public trust and institutions.

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

The EU and the impact of the Coronavirus

11:30am Washington DC

Rachel Donadio, Contributing Writer at the Atlantic Magazine, Nathalie Tocci, Director of the Institute of International Affairs in Rome, and Giovanna De Maio, visiting fellow at the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution share their perspectives on the current state of the COVID-19 crisis on the European continent, Italy’s response to the crisis, and its political and economic implications for the European Union.

A timely series of panels on the geopolitical and economic implications of the coronavirus, as well as the effects of disinformation on this global crisis, featuring former US government officials Tom Bossert, Barry Pavel, Rebecca Gustafson, and Graham Brookie.

As part of a wide-ranging discussion hosted at the Council, National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien discussed the impacts of coronavirus on the US-China relationship.

Press call

Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: Oil market meltdown: Price wars, coronavirus, and energy geopolitics

Last week’s breakdown of OPEC+ meetings in Vienna has turned a demand side driven decline in oil prices caused by the impacts of Coronavirus into an oil price war between two oil producing giants, with US shale production the ostensible target. If the standoff continues, however, the price war might ultimately do more harm to the Saudi and Russian economies. With increasing uncertainty about the depth of Coronavirus’ impact on global growth, the price war might also contribute to a sharp decline in the global economy. Helima Croft, David L. Goldwyn, Jean-Francois Seznec, Anders Aslund, and Randolph Bell discuss ongoing market volatility, the origins of the crisis, what’s next for US shale, and the implications of it all for energy and geopolitics

Event Recap

Coronavirus Energy & Environment

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Atlantic Council press call: The global, domestic, and local impacts of the coronavirus on economies, risk, and communities

As the coronavirus continues to infect patients at a rapid rate, global markets have been jolted and local communities are being forced to take extraordinary measures to limit the spread of the virus. What is the latest on the US response? How will China’s economy—the world’s second largest—be impacted in the short- and long-term? What do businesses need to be thinking about as they confront a possible pandemic? And how are local communities in the US preparing? Thomas Bossert, Leland Miller, Chris Snider, James Murley, and Kathy Baughman McLeod​​​​​​​ unpack the latest on the response to the coronavirus and its deepening impacts.

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Commentary and analysis

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

The coronavirus economic crisis: Supporting the weak links

In the present pandemic crisis, major countries have moved more quickly, offering more substantial monetary and fiscal support packages, including better targeted programs than in 2008-09. The challenge now is to quickly deliver the help to the weak entities which need liquidity the most. After all, any system is only as strong as its weakest link.

New Atlanticist by Hung Tran

Coronavirus International Financial Institutions

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

Defusing Bangladesh’s COVID-19 time bomb

Bangladesh has a health crisis in the making. The lack of preparation in the United States and Europe that has spawned the ongoing crisis there still exceeds the preparedness of developing countries such as Bangladesh, which will have to battle the COVID-19 pandemic with limited financial resources and a legacy of poor healthcare infrastructure, especially for the urban poor.

New Atlanticist by Irfan Nooruddin and Rudabeh Shahid

Bangladesh Coronavirus

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

The coronavirus crisis highlights the unique challenges of North African countries

It is important to monitor the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic, its effects on each North Africa system, and the debate between government elites and masses to better understand the situation in these countries and the long-term implications of the health crisis.

MENASource by Karim Mezran, Alessia Melcangi, Emily Burchfield, and Zineb Riboua

Algeria Coronavirus

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Fri, Apr 3, 2020

Coronavirus cases top 1 million; US records 1,000 deaths in one day

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases exceeded a million worldwide, up from 80,000 after the first month of the crisis. The United States, where pressures on medical supplies continue and the vast majority of the population is under lockdown, recorded 1,000 deaths in one day from the virus for the first time. The pace of deaths in Italy and Spain seemed to slow.

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Fri, Apr 3, 2020

American disaster, American resilience

As we contemplate the road back from the coronavirus depression, we need to think big and fix things, at home and abroad. We’re still going deeper into an American disaster. But American resilience can get us out of it.

New Atlanticist by Daniel Fried

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Ukrainian local authorities move online to beat coronavirus lockdown

With Ukraine under coronavirus lockdown, legislation has been rushed through allowing local authorities to operate online. The move is being greeted as another step in the right direction for Ukraine's fledgling democracy.

UkraineAlert by Michael Druckman

Coronavirus Democratic Transitions

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus deals a blow to Ethiopia’s elections

On March 31, the government of Ethiopia indefinitely postponed historic elections that were scheduled to take place in August. This makes Ethiopia the first African nation, in what is likely to be a wave of countries, forced to set back highly contentious political contests in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, with significant implications for the outcome.

AfricaSource by Bronwyn Bruton

Africa Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Will coronavirus cuts kill off Ukraine’s post-Maidan cultural renaissance?

Ukraine is preparing major budget cuts to cultural institutions as part of efforts to fund the fight against coronavirus. This threatens to reverse the progress in the cultural sphere achieved since 2014.

UkraineAlert by Marina Pesenti

Coronavirus Resilience & Society

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Isolated Gaza reaches out for help to battle coronavirus

2 million Gazans are burrowing into home isolation like the rest of the world in the hope they can ride out the threat despite their woefully insufficient medical facilities.

MENASource by Jonathan H. Ferziger

Coronavirus Middle East

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Coronavirus cases near 1 million; “jaw-dropping” US joblessness

The number of coronavirus cases approached 1 million worldwide, with another record day of deaths in Spain and an extension to lockdown restrictions in the United States. “Jaw-dropping” jobless claims numbers were released in the United States on April 2 even after last week’s record increase.

Coronavirus Alert by Atlantic Council

Coronavirus

Thu, Apr 2, 2020

Separating fact from fiction and fate: Assessing Iran’s response to COVID-19

Iran has one of the best medical and public health infrastructures in the Middle East, exporting its cadre of physicians abroad for decades. But the crisis has revealed a nation where politics and appearances trump public safety.

Blogs by Borzou Daragahi

Coronavirus Iran

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Video recap: Using data for good in the fight against COVID-19

On April 01, 2020 - Eric Sapp, CEO of Public Democracy and David Bray, PhD, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director emceed a live video discussion on "Using Data for Good in the Fight Against COVID-19". The two panels included leading data experts from the Atlantic Council GeoTech Center, Public Democracy, Dun & Bradstreet, The Ad Council, LiveRamp, Splunk, Datavant, and Singularity University some of whom are working with the World Health Organization.

Event Recaps

Civil Society Coronavirus

Wed, Apr 1, 2020

Getting ahead of the crisis: COVID-19’s impact on societies, economies, tech, data, and geopolitics

On March 31, 2020 -- Bob Gourley, Co-Founder of OODAloop and Director David Bray, Atlantic Council GeoTech Center Director participated in a video discussion on COVID-19's impact on societies, economies, tech, data, and geopolitics.

GeoTech Cues

Coronavirus Economy & Business

Events

Mon, Apr 6, 2020

Impacto económico y social del COVID-19 en Colombia

EVENTO EN LÍNEA - ¿Que está haciendo el gobierno, el sector privado y la sociedad civil en Colombia para contrarrestar los efectos económicos y sociales de la actual emergencia de salud pública? ¿Cómo puede Colombia proteger la vida de sus ciudadanos y, al mismo, tiempo, prevenir una crisis económica?

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