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How US medicine system weak response to COVID-19 can be explained?

According to 2019 rating, US was one of the countries, most ready for pandemia. Surprisingly, according to the latest news: US masks producing collapse COVID strikes US aircraft carrier US is at the ...
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Has (or have) the CDC “internal” memo(s) on the public use of masks been officially published or are they leaked?

A WaPo article stated that: March 31 Federal officials debating whether to recommend that face coverings be routinely worn in public are responding to increasing evidence that infected people ...
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What effective indicators can be used to measure the degree of reconciliation in a post-conflict society?

What effective indicators can be used to measure the degree of reconciliation in a post-conflict society? For instance, Rwanda is perceived as a success story whereas Bosnia is not necessarily seen ...
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How many political ideologies exists in total numbers? [closed]

How many political ideologies exists in total numbers when you count all the different democratic, anarchistic etc variants altogether?, i would like to write this number in a paper i am doing, but i ...
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How did ending collective bargaining affect health plan costs in Wisconsin after Act 10?

I don't understand the relationship between Wisconsin's Act 10's collective bargaining and health plan costs. In his book, "Unintimidated", former Governor Scott Walker claims several times that this ...
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What are the benefits of the proposed Euro/Corona bonds over conventional government bonds?

This article describes the efforts of several European Union countries to agree to issue "corona bonds" or "Eurobonds", which are a joint EU mechanism to issue joint debt shared between different ...
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What rationale could be given for the Hungarian coronavirus bill, apart from constructing a dictatorship?

It is widely considered that the passing of the corona virus bill in Hungary is a huge step towards dictatorship. (See, for example, here: https://www.politico.eu/article/hungary-viktor-orban-rule-by-...
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Why fight political polarization? [closed]

Political polarization is one of the key topics in politics and society today, and there seems to be a consensus on the opinion that political polarization is something bad. The ability to “reduce ...
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To what degree are safety standards relaxed when a FDA Emergency Use Authorization takes the place of an FDA approval?

It is generally assumed that an FDA approval is conditioned on the demonstrated safety and effectiveness of a product. However, when the FDA authorizes the use of a product due to an emergency ...
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Why did Secretary Michael Pervan not appoint a CHO in 2018?

So, I was looking at the Australian Chief Health Officers (CHOs), and couldn't find one for Tasmania. Upon further investigation, it looks like the Tasmanian Health Department was re-organized in ...
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Who is on the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee?

During this covid-19 event, Australians have been addressed by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison a number of times, where he has delivered speeches and informed the public of what actions are ...
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Why doesn't the Union Government take complete control of the Union Territory/National Capital Territory of Delhi? [closed]

Delhi is a Union Territory or post 1991 constitutional amendment, the National Capital Territory which is bestowed special provisions. One of the purpose of creation of Union Territories was political ...
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Is there an explanation for why ~20% of Americans think the US's response to Covid-19 has been better than South Korea's?

In this article, it's claimed that 20% of the US thinks the US is handling the Covid-19 outbreak better than South Korea, 21% think it's about the same, 26% think it's worse, and 32% aren't sure. This ...
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Why are US airlines being bailed out using loans instead of equity injections?

The bailout request by US airlines has been approved. About half the bailout ($25 billion) is in the form of loans. But why is the bailout in the form of loans? This kind of bailout fails to punish ...
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Can the U.S. president increase toilet paper supplies?

I saw a recent news article about President Trump, forcing car makers to make ventilators. In the US there also a significant shortage of toilet paper, which seem to be a supply and demand problem. ...
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Why have some governments banned outbound international flights in response to COVID-19?

Why have some governments banned outbound international flights in response to COVID-19? For example, the Philippines initially announced (but later reversed) a ban on outbound flights: Airports ...
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What sustainable options do poorer non-first world countries have against COVID-19?

In wealthy first-world countries, although social distancing hurts on a social and economic basis, it is at least feasible for a certain time. Basically every country world-wide has now implemented ...
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What are the implications of Hungary's emergency coronavirus bill?

Today, Hungary's parliament voted by 137 to 53 to enact the new COVID-19 bill, which apparently grants Prime Minister Viktor Orbán sweeping powers, in order to allow Hungary to deal with the crisis. ...
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What flipped the general court in New Hampshire in 2018 from Republican to Democrat? [closed]

In 2018 Democrats took control of the New Hampshire General Court (the state legislature) in a big shift. Previously the Republicans had controlled the Court with a 14-10 majority in the Senate and a ...
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Does the US President have the power to quarantine a state or other locality?

On Saturday, March 28th, President Trump told reporters that he was "considering imposing a quarantine on New York state". He later tweeted that he was giving consideration to a quarantine of "hot ...
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Have any countries that are currently in lockdown published a detailed long-term exit plan?

Currently almost every country around the world is in a state of lockdown. However all of them seem to be in a state of 'indefinite' lockdown, with no long-term plan published anywhere. Has any ...
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Has the WHO said anything about travel restrictions since the end of February?

The WHO was against travel restrictions as they detailed in a press release at the end of February. But in the month past (March) practically every country on earth has instituted travel restrictions, ...
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Is forming a caretaker government in Singapore unconstitutional and can the constitution be broken in light of the crisis?

I thought on giving some context about Singapore elections: Singapore’s next general election must be, under the constitution, held by April 2021. However, on March 13 2020, the Electoral Boundaries ...
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What were the scheduled districts under the British Raj in India? What was their purpose?

I am reading 'Indian Polity' by M Laxmikanth, chapter on 'Union Territories'. The author says, During the British Rule, certain areas were constituted as scheduled districts in 1874. Later they ...
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Can the European Central Bank “print money” to partially mitigate the economical effects of the coronavirus infection spreading?

SARS-CoV-2 infection managed to bring a significant part of the economy to a halt and it is expected for lots of companies to have cash flows problems (e.g. impossible to pay the suppliers). I have ...
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How has the handling of the coronavirus outbreak (CoViD-19) affected Donald Trump's approval ratings?

From the outside it appears that the coronavirus (CoViD-19) outbreak has caught the USA off guard and that it's been handled quite poorly to date. So my assumption is that this would have a negative ...
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How common is it for US voters to vote for the same one of the two major parties 100% of the time?

Ever since I was about 13, I have felt a strong allegiance to the Democratic Party. I am just using that as an example (if you feel the opposite way, that’s fine with me but if you do this we would ...
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US Pre-1987 Visa Issue Data?

I can see a count of nonimmigrant visas issued by classification on the Dept. of State Bureau of Consular Affairs website going back as far as 1987, but the H-1 visa was established in 1952. Does ...
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, why is it claimed that the US President is making a trade-off of human lives for the economy?

This question posted recently makes a lot of assumptions, including the US President is currently making a trade-off of human lives for the economy or Trump's pro-economy death-permissive ...
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Why does Thailand ban the sale of alcohol between 2 and 5 p.m.?

I read on http://thailawforum.com/tourst-guide-laws-Thailand.html: The sale of alcohol in Thailand is banned between 2pm and 5pm and again between midnight and 11am seven days a week. Why does ...
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How do world leaders' approval ratings tend to behave during crises? [closed]

I heard that even if presidents/PMs handle crises in their countries fairly well, their approval ratings (approval ratings of their parties) tend to go down. However, I look at what Trump's rating ...
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How have US pro-life groups responded to Trump's COVID-19 crisis response, given that it could permit more deaths?

I would expect US pro-life groups to simultaneously support Trump (as they're typically right-leaning), yet simultaneously strongly against his death-permissive approach to bolster the economy during ...
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What measures has Romania taken to contain the returning diaspora?

News about Romania's COVID-19-driven, reverse diaspora: Over 200,000 Romanians who worked abroad have returned to the country since the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, with many of them coming ...
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Are there any surveys in the US on whether “preserving the American way” is worth the risk of sacrificing their elderly to COVID-19?

CNBC reported that: [Dan] Patrick, the Texas lieutenant governor, said Monday on Fox News, “As a senior citizen, are you willing to take a chance on your survival in exchange for keeping the ...
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What determines whether the US House votes by voice, roll call, or unanimous consent?

This question is in reference to Rep. Thomas Massie's threat to force a roll call vote for the CARES act. My understanding is that the House wants to go by unanimous consent, and Massie shot it down ...
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Have any countries or regions announced coronavirus control plans other than quarantine/contact tracing?

So far the Western nations I'm aware of seem to be trending towards the Chinese/South Korean plan for coronavirus containment: Lockdown the entire country until the number of new cases is manageable ...
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What criteria does the Senate use to decide whether or not a particular event is a genocide?

In 2019, US Senate officially recognized genocide of Armenians as a matter of foreign policy. Is there a formal set of criteria (such as the article 2 of the UN Convention on the Prevention and ...
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Is it possible for a country to ask China for compensation over damage done by SARS-CoV-2 epidemic that most likely started in China?

A part of this answer got me wondering if another state can request compensations over the huge economical cost of SARS-CoV-2 epidemics: (..) the region (HK, Singapore, SK?, China) was hit much ...
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Is there any evidence that Brian Kemp “stole” the gubernatorial election in Georgia?

Brian Kemp has been accused by many of "stealing" the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia by purging the rolls of those less likely to support him. Is there any strong evidence for this?
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How could Bernie Sanders stall the $2tn economic rescue package?

I'm finding it hard to grasp the current status of the $2 trillion stimulus bill because news about the approval process frequently seem to contradict each other. As far as I'm aware, Bernie Sanders ...
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If the UK Prime Minister suddenly dies, what happens?

With the news that Boris Johnson has tested positive for COVID-19, a question occurred to me: What happens if the UK Prime Minister suddenly dies? I know that the Prime Minister is usually the ...
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Is the will of the people present [closed]

Most people understand Liberal ideology. The Government is the means by which the People decide what happens. However, what happens if government simply approves things that happen anyway and how ...
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What are the objections to Pelosi's COVID-19 Bill?

Subsequent to the Democrats blocking the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act in the US Senate on Sunday, March 22nd, in a 47-47 vote that was split along party lines, Nancy ...
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Can you know your political views are correct? [closed]

Which criteria should one take in consideration when evaluating if one's political views are correct?
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What is the current paid leave system in the United States given the COVID-19 outbreak?

The US has enacted law H.R.6201 - Families First Coronavirus Response Act which seems to mainly tackle elementary/secondary students' food availability, but also expanded FMLA among other things. I've ...
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Will you have to prove US citizenship to receive the COVID-19 bailout money?

As we know that US government announced $2T Covid-19 stimulus package on March 24. It includes a payout of $1200 to all taxpayers. Who are the individuals who will get that benefit? Is it all US ...
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Has the effect of crises on leaders' approval ratings been researched?

In the last few weeks, the leaders of practically every country I've looked at have seen their approval ratings improve significantly. An obvious conclusion to draw is that this is due to the COVID-19 ...
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Which right has priority in a shut down in states of emergency: the emergency law or the asylum law (international refugee law)?

Refugee law is the branch of international law which deals with the rights and duties States have vis-a-vis refugees. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Refugee_law Refugees are protected by the refugee ...
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Did Trump call Putin “a great leader”? [closed]

I came across this allegation in multiple places, including the New York Times (link). However, I couldn't find the quote anywhere except here which doesn't look like a trustworthy website to me. So ...
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Neoliberal concept of state [closed]

Is Neoliberalism same as libertarianism ? What is the precise difference between classical liberalism and Neoliberalism ? Are the concept of state same in neoliberalism and classical liberalism ?

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