Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 11, 2020

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Audrey McNamara, CBS: Coronavirus is now a pandemic. What does that mean?

The World Health Organization on Wednesday officially declared the novel coronavirus a pandemic. The WHO defines a pandemic as “the worldwide spread of a new disease.”

There are now more than 118,000 confirmed coronavirus cases reported across at least 114 countries.

“When we say pandemic we mean it’s gone all around the world. Clearly we hit that a while ago,” said CBS Medical Contributor Dr. David Agus.

“It is a term that raises the alarms,” Agus added. “In many respects I want people on edge… but this definition probably should have happened weeks ago.”

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Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials — March 11, 2020

How coronavirus could change the global order — Jonathan Haslam, Spectator

COVID-19 Is an Opportunity for Europe — Lucrezia Reichlin, Project Syndicate

Coronavirus: How are Middle East refugee camps prepared? — Tom Allinson and Mehyeddin Hussein, DW

How has Taiwan kept its coronavirus infection rate so low? — William Yang, DW

What would an Olympics cancellation cost Japan? — AFP

Virus could test Latin America’s already ailing economy — Christine Armario and Marcos Pin Mendez, AP

Guinea-Bissau’s Political Crisis Raises Fears of Another Coup — Andrew Green, WPR

Will Ethiopia and Egypt’s Nile dam dispute lead to war? — France 24

Disbelief Over Zelensky’s Moves in Ukraine — Timothy Ash, Kyiv Post

Another 16 Years of Putin? — Colm Quinn, Foreign Policy

Lithuania’s independence still rattles Vladimir Putin — Konstantin Eggert, DW

Why This Oil Crash Is Different — Jason Bordoff, Foreign Policy

Oil Prices — George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures

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