5 things to know on July 30: Coronavirus, police, incentives, Hong Kong, Germany


1. Coronavirus

More than 150,000 people in the US have now died of Kovid-19, and global affairs top 15 million. The United States has the most cases, around 4.5 million, followed by Brazil (2.5 million) and India (1.6 million). Australia and Japan recorded their highest single-day cases, and are expanding emergency measures over the next few months in places like Italy, which were hard-hit at the onset of the epidemic. The medical community has also expressed concern about the situation in African countries. The International Rescue Committee states that cases are much higher than official numbers suggest due to lack of testing, stigma and damaged medical infrastructure. The World Health Organization has also warned that there has been a spurt in cases in sub-Saharan Africa, an area initially thought to be the worst of the epidemic.

2. Police

The Department of Justice is sending more federal agents and investigators to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee, to help local and state officials deal with a spike in violent crime. Previous administrations have done the same thing, and it is not usually controversial. But given the Trump administration’s stance on the current nationwide unrest, and the president’s “law and order” man, local and state leaders have emphasized the deployment of federal efforts. The administration is withdrawing federal officials in parts of Portland, along with just Oregon, after being sent there earlier this month to allegedly protect federal property amid protests for racial justice and police accountability. An agreement was reached for

3. stimulation

Congress has sunk trillions in coronovirus relief aid, but a new report by the Treasury Department found that states and localities have used less than 25% of that money so far. This number underscores a common complaint – that this money has come with so many restrictions and is distributed so slowly that local leaders can barely use it. It can also complicate the next round of relief. House Democrats want to send an additional $ 1 trillion in support of states, while the Republican plan does not have any additional funding, but does change the flexibility of existing relief rules. By the way, Congress is no closer to agreeing on the final deal, and the clock is running on a $ 600 weekly unemployment allowance. Some economists say the additional boost is helping to sustain the economy, and that when it expires at the end of the month, unemployed Americans simply won’t get into trouble.

4. Hong Kong

Four Hong Kong student activists have been arrested for their social media posts under a city-wide new national security law imposed by China early in the month. Students between the ages of 16 and 21 are being investigated under a law that relates to solitude. The arrests have incited human rights activists, who have strongly opposed the National Security Act. There is also concern that widespread cracks may now come that the city’s legislative elections in September are around the corner. However, given the recent spike in coronovirus cases in Hong Kong, elections may eventually be postponed.

5. Germany

The US will withdraw about 12,000 troops from Germany, making good on a controversial Trump administration plan that will cost billions of dollars over the next few years to execute. The withdrawal has been criticized by bipartisan US leaders and international allies, with many believing that the move would undermine America’s strategic position in Russia and undermine relations with Germany, NATO and Europe. Republican Sen. Mitt Romney even said the move is “a gift to Russia.” The President has justified the decision, saying that Germany does not spend enough on defense. NATO’s target for defense spending is 2% of a member country’s GDP. Germany spends about 1.38%, and the US spends about 3.4%. However, the 2019 NATO report revealed that only 2% of its 29 member countries were meeting at the border.

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