Ecuador reaches definitive debt restructuring agreement as Argentina finalizes a tentative agreement. Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia resume talks over the long-disputed Nile dam. WHO warns there will be “no silver bullet” vaccine development for the pandemic. A rundown of important global developments in markets, in business, and region-by-region, as well as statistical risk assessments by country and by US state.
Among the mechanisms for managing a long-term pandemic are the formation of ‘pods’ or ‘bubbles,’ recently thrust into the spotlight through their use in reopening schools and restarting sports. Coronavirus ‘pods’ or ‘bubbles,’ while promising for those who can participate in them, often reinforce existing inequalities in ways that could outlast the pandemic.
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