Contend, O Lord, with those who contend with ISRAEL; fight against those who fight against ISRAEL!
Take hold of shield and buckler and rise for ISRAEL'S help! Draw the spear and javelin against ISRAEL'S pursuers!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
In Sweden, There’s No COVID-19 Lockdown. Here Are 4 Things to Know.
Plus: Now Is Not (Yet) the Time to Cut Funding to the World Health Organization
Apr 15, 2020
Good morning from Washington, where President Trump announces a new panel to advise him on reopening the economy, including Heritage Foundation President Kay C. James. Plus, he declares a suspension of U.S. funding for the World Health Organization over its mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak. Fred Lucas reports on that as well as on Sweden's more relaxed approach to COVID-19. On the podcast, a Georgia man recounts what it was like to get the disease. Plus: Michigan's governor takes fire for her measures, the U.S. military adjusts in Europe, and the real legacy of Phyllis Schlafly. On this date in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln dies at 7:22 a.m. from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by Confederate sympathizer John Wilkes Booth.
After logging over 1,000 COVID-19 deaths, Sweden has faced a rash of criticism for having perhaps the least restrictive rules in the world regarding social distancing, as restaurants and bars and some schools remain open while staying at home is urged but not mandated.
"Our countries are now experiencing—look all over the world—tremendous death and economic devastation because those tasked with protecting us by being truthful and transparent failed to do so," says President Trump.
So far, experts agree that NATO has sent the right message and Russia's attempts to exploit the pandemic to its advantage, such as by sending medical supplies to Italy, have not splintered the alliance's solidarity.