Morning Jolt: Why Russia, China, and Iran Are All Screwed by the Pandemic

On the menu today: The U.S. national news media only tend to pay attention to countries such as Russia, China, and Iran in the context of how their actions affect Americans — hackers collecting ransomware, or when some troll in St. Petersburg starts making Facebook posts about Hillary Clinton. But these countries have their own problems, and if you think COVID-19 has inflicted great pain on Americans, wait until you see the catastrophic impact on the populations of these countries with hostile regimes.

The Pandemic is Ravaging Russia, China, and Iran

Since the beginning of June, Russia has witnessed a shocking rise in the number of COVID-19 cases — from around 7,000 or so per day to more than 25,000 per day — and that's with a near-open recognition that the country's official statistics are drastically understating the real numbers. The country's coronavirus information center says the country has suffered 141,501 deaths — while the ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 09 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 09 2021
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Why Russia, China, and Iran Are All Screwed by the Pandemic

On the menu today: The U.S. national news media only tend to pay attention to countries such as Russia, China, and Iran in the context of how their actions affect Americans — hackers collecting ransomware, or when some troll in St. Petersburg starts making Facebook posts about Hillary Clinton. But these countries have their own problems, and if you think COVID-19 has inflicted great pain on Americans, wait until you see the catastrophic impact on the populations of these countries with hostile regimes.

The Pandemic is Ravaging Russia, China, and Iran

Since the beginning of June, Russia has witnessed a shocking rise in the number of COVID-19 cases — from around 7,000 or so per day to more than 25,000 per day — and that's with a near-open recognition that the country's official statistics are drastically understating the real numbers. The country's coronavirus information center says the country has suffered 141,501 deaths — while the ...   READ MORE

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