chinacovid5Dayla Ramsey
(RIEAS Research Associate, & Author, “Eliminating Opposition: The Belt Road Initiative and Security Implications for the Mediterranean as China Leverages Economic Influence”, RIEAS Publication, January 2020, Athens, Greece)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (  Publication date: 27 April 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

Pandemic is something every government should prepare for in the hopes that it will never happen. As it stands, the United States is now scrambling to cope with the spread of COVID-19 as this new respiratory virus disrupts life as we all know it. The US is not the only country to suffer the economic set-backs of quarantine and social distancing; this pandemic has exposed the lack cohesive leadership response and serious investment in control mechanisms to lessen the impact of variables that threaten to do more damage than war in many countries. Not that leadership is entirely to blame, each citizen must have the motivation to adhere to rule of law at the expense of personal freedom if society is to endure and return to full economic capacity in the foreseeable future...Read more

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