A Salvation Army relief worker tends to a line at a soup kitchen in the US during the Great Depression. The IMF has warned that Covid-19 will cause ‘the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression’. Photo: AP A Salvation Army relief worker tends to a line at a soup kitchen in the US during the Great Depression. The IMF has warned that Covid-19 will cause ‘the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression’. Photo: AP
A Salvation Army relief worker tends to a line at a soup kitchen in the US during the Great Depression. The IMF has warned that Covid-19 will cause ‘the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression’. Photo: AP
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

Cold War rivals fought disease together. Why not China and the US in the face of the coronavirus crisis?

  • It’s unrealistic to expect rivalries to disappear during a pandemic, but such issues should be set aside for now
  • The USSR and the US once worked together to develop a polio vaccine. Today, the US is more intent on killing off Chinese competition than working with China to avert economic depression

A Salvation Army relief worker tends to a line at a soup kitchen in the US during the Great Depression. The IMF has warned that Covid-19 will cause ‘the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression’. Photo: AP A Salvation Army relief worker tends to a line at a soup kitchen in the US during the Great Depression. The IMF has warned that Covid-19 will cause ‘the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression’. Photo: AP
A Salvation Army relief worker tends to a line at a soup kitchen in the US during the Great Depression. The IMF has warned that Covid-19 will cause ‘the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression’. Photo: AP
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