Latin America and the Caribbean must be prepared for these tasks. This article is part of the Dialogue and Peace section , carried out together with analysts and situation in Latin America. Coronavirus: between health and patents Dean Baker Around the world, laboratories are racing to produce a vaccine for the coronavirus. However, biomedical researchers are not collaborating: they are competing. Is health or competition for capital driving them? Coronavirus: between health and patents To the amazement of millions of people, President Trump continues to outdo himself when it comes to corruption and stupidity.
His latest achievement in this regard was his recent attempt to prevent his government officials from making public statements about the coronavirus B2B Fax Database epidemic, for fear of hurting the stock market. Trump's fixation on the market is ridiculous, and it should be obvious with just a second's reflection: if the virus eventually becomes a serious epidemic in the United States and much of the rest of the world, it will matter little what the US government saysTrump about it.
There will be no way to hide the effects of the virus. Conversely, if the coronavirus ultimately turns out to be no big deal, any market contraction due to concerns about its spread will be only temporary. The market will recover after three or four weeks as if the coronavirus never existed. So, does Trump want to shut up the people who work in his administration to avoid a temporary stock market contraction? Now that events have forced him and his government to talk about the coronavirus, he has decided to blame the market crash on fake news that exaggerates false fears.