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US quietly seeks out foreign doctors to fight Covid-19 pandemic

As the entire world has become the frontline of the fight against the Covid-19 coronavirus, the US State Department is headhunting foreign doctors to assist the US, promising they can skip to the front of the immigration queue. In a message posted on its website on Thursday night, Foggy Bottom encouraged medical professionals who have […]

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Situation in Washington DC as Residents Asked to Stay Inside Amid Coronavirus Epidemic 🎞️

The United States is at present the third worst-affected country by the new coronavirus with 42,164 cases and 471 deaths. While New York has registered the majority of cases, the US capital has reported 183 cases and two fatalities. Tune in to Sputnik’s live feed to follow the situation in the District of Columbia, the […]

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Watch: Italians Praise Russia, Deride EU After Vladimir Putin Sends in Coronavirus Aid 🎞️

While the European Union has failed to provide coordinated assistance to Italy in time to prevent the virus, Russia has filled in and dispatched military health workers, virologists and equipment to help the country handle the pandemic. A video went viral of an Italian man replacing a European Union flag with a Russian one, in […]

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Watch Russian Military Medics on the Move to Bergamo, Italy to Assist Fight Against Coronavirus 🎞️

✅ In a historically unprecedented measure, the Russian military has sent well over a dozen strategic lift aircraft packed with medics and medical equipment to help the Mediterranean nation battle COVID-19. Russian military medics sent to Italy to assist that country in its fight against coronavirus have been spotted on route to Bergamo, the Lombardy region […]

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US stimulus just ‘another temporary bandage’ adding to massive amounts of debt – chief strategist tells Boom Bust 🎞️

The US Senate and the White House have reached an agreement on a $2 trillion relief plan to buffer the economy as fears of a deep global recession continue to mount amid the coronavirus outbreak. RT’s Boom Bust is joined by Todd Horwitz of Bubba Trading to discuss the measure and its impact on financial markets. […]

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Austria plans to massively expand coronavirus testing in coming days – Kurz

Austria will massively expand coronavirus testing in the coming days to locate and isolate infected people and avoid an Italian-like overload of its health system, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said. The Alpine republic with a population of 8.8 million has tested around 28,400 people so far with nearly 4,900 cases and 28 deaths confirmed, Reuters […]

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US shows ‘very large acceleration’ in Covid-19 cases, has potential to become new epicenter of pandemic – WHO

The amount of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the US is growing so rapidly that the country has a potential to become the new epicenter of the pandemic, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) has said on Tuesday. WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris was asked whether the US could become the new epicenter of the […]

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With united Europe MIA in its Covid-19 response, worst-hit nations turn to ‘evil’ Russia & China for help

Brussels has all but abandoned them to their fates, so is it any wonder that Italy, Spain and other European countries have turned to Moscow and Beijing for meaningful support in terms of expert advice and medical supplies? When this coronavirus pandemic has passed and the nations of the European Union are counting the cost […]

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Moscow acted effectively on Covid-19 long before it was classed as ‘pandemic’ – Russian WHO bureau chief to RT 🎞️

Russia’s approach to the spread of Covid-19 has been quite effective, partially because it began taking preventive measures long before the World Health Organization labeled it a pandemic, the WHO’s chief in Moscow has told RT. “Russia started with the measures very early, before the famous ‘pandemic’ word was spelled out by [WHO] Director General Tedros […]

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Hospitals ‘10 days away’ from shortages of essential supplies, Mayor De Blasio warns, as Covid-19 cases in NYC top 8,000

New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio believes April will be ‘a lot worse’ than March when it comes to coronavirus, and wants the US military ‘mobilized’ in response to the disease. Speaking on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press,’ De Blasio took a jab at the federal government, claiming he sees very little positive about its […]

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Tenth Russian Plane With Specialists, Equipment to Fight COVID-19 Flies to Italy – MoD

Earlier in the day, Russian military planes transported equipment and around 100 experts to Italy to provide the country with help amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A tenth Il-76 military plane has departed from Russia to Italy to assist in the fight against COVID-19, the Russian Defence Ministry said in a statement.

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US Economy in Free Fall, Could Lose Up to 24% of GDP and Face Ocean of Unemployment Due to COVID-19

Most major global economies have already been affected by the outbreak, which has forced many workers to stay in their homes and almost entirely dried up the restaurant and hospitality industries. The US economy is facing the prospect of sustaining a heavier blow from the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak than it suffered from the financial crisis […]

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Russia Will Deliver Virologists, Medical Equipment to Italy to Help Combat Coronavirus

Italy has become the new hotbed of the novel coronavirus, as its number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 53,500 and 4,825 people have died from the disease so far. Russia will send medical virologists, doctors and equipment to Italy to help combat the new coronavirus outbreak, the Russian Ministry of Defence said on Saturday.

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Why US Better Stay Away From Russia-Saudi Oil Price War

US President Donald Trump used to complain about the high oil prices that came as a result of the OPEC+ agreement, which saw many oil-exporting countries cut crude production. Now, however, is unhappy with the anomalously low price of black gold that is threatening to kill the American shale oil industry. Commenting on the ongoing […]

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‘Behind the Curve’: Washington Must Act More Decisively to Avoid Recession – Economist

Dr. Jack Rasmus, a professor of economics at Saint Mary’s College of California, joined Radio Sputnik’s Loud & Clear Friday to discuss how the Trump administration needs to enact more drastic economic stimulus measures to prevent the coronavirus from pushing the US into a recession. In his piece titled “A Tale of Three Crises: Comparing […]

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