research product . Other ORP type . 2020

Fact check US: Can Joe Biden ‘stop the virus’ in the US as he claims?

Genieys, W;
French
  • Published: 09 Dec 2020
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Country: France
Abstract
contribution à un site web; 1st lines: Covid-19 is the latest in a long line of pandemics to hit the US healthcare system since the late 20th century. There’s been HIV/AIDS from 1981, SARS in 2002–03, swine flu in 2009–10, MERS from 2015 and Ebola in 2014–16, each with their own challenges. However, the Covid-19 virus is particularly disconcerting and dangerous. Not only is it highly contagious, but asymptomatic carriers can involuntarily infect dozens of people in just a few days. Unfettered coronavirus transmission combined with the difficulty of imposing lockdowns has made it complicated to implement effective policy. What’s more, the pandemic has become both...
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free text keywords: [SHS.SCIPO]Humanities and Social Sciences/Political science
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