Why did the Governments Fail to Stop COVID-19?

[Bahauddin Foizee] It would have taken a month at-tops to contain the virus and bring life back to normal in the cities across the world if three widely recommended steps were sharply implemented.

European Union: Economy, Politics, Democracy, COVID-19

[John Bruton]
If the EU is to survive as a political project, it needs  to create a European democratic constituency that complements the democratic constituencies to which national leaders appeal. The EU needs a political heart to sustain its economic body.

How will the EU Tackle COVID-19’s Economic Slump?

[John Bruton]
Article 122 of the EU Treaty already makes provision for the EU to give aid  to help states suffering from “natural disasters and exceptional occurrences” beyond the control of a member state or states. COVID-19 meets this criterion.

COVID-19: Why was Italy the first badly affected Western country despite being half the world away from China?

[Bahauddin Foizee]
Chinese tourists and business persons, elderly population, not maintaining social distancing, and the delay in imposing full lockdown — all these factors made Italy the first Western country to be badly affected by the COVID-19.

Lockdown: Only Option Available against COVID-19

[Bahauddin Foizee]
The best option available against COVID-19 is the full, strict and early lockdown, together with testing the suspects, and treating and isolating the confirmed patients.