2020-06-01: News Headlines

Thais P Salazar Mather, Benjamin Gallo Marin, Giancarlo Medina Perez, Briana Christophers, Marcelo L Paiva, Rocío Oliva, Baraa A Hijaz, Andrea M Prado, Mateo C Jarquín, Katelyn Moretti, Catalina González Marqués, Alejandro Murillo, Elizabeth Tobin-Tyler (2020-04-06). [Correspondence] Love in the time of COVID-19: negligence in the Nicaraguan response. thelancet.com The response of the Nicaraguan government to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic has been perhaps the most erratic of any country in the world to date. Directly contradicting mitigation strategies recommended by WHO, President Daniel Ortega has refused to encourage any physical distancing measures. Vice President Rosario Murillo (Daniel Ortega's wife) instead called on thousands of sympathisers to congregate in street marches under the slogan "love in the time of COVID-19". By downplaying the danger of the pandemic and increasing the risk of community transmission in the second-poorest country in the…

_____ (2020-06-01). Nicaragua Battles COVID-19 And A Disinformation Campaign. popularresistance.org Every country in the world is trying to balance its fight against the virus with the need to have a functioning economy, and there is plenty of debate about what the balance should be. The world's poorer countries face the toughest challenge, because a high proportion of their populations engage in a daily struggle to earn enough to eat, whether in small businesses or the informal economy. In Nicaragua, around 80% of people make their living in this way. | But there are two more problems uniquely affecting Nicaragua in tackling the pandemic. One is that its economy and social life had already been attacked only t…

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Nicaragua Battles COVID-19 And A Disinformation Campaign
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Every country in the world is trying to balance its fight against the virus with the need to have a functioning economy, and there is plenty of debate about what the balance should be. The world's poorer countries face the toughest challenge, because a high proportion of their populations engage in a daily struggle to earn enough to eat, whether in small businesses or the informal economy. In Nicaragua, around 80% of people make their living in this way. | But there are two more problems uniquely affecting Nicaragua in tackling the pandemic. One is that its economy and social life had already been attacked only t…
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