By Dr Marlene Attzs, Economist
Like many, I am keeping check on what is happening globally in this unusual season. To witness economic superpowers struggle with the pandemic, even more than we in the developing world, has been a surreal experience.
The rate of infection and the death toll has been staggering in many countries including Germany, England and of course the USA. As of April 15, more than 130,000 people have died worldwide in the COVID-19 pandemic, with more than two million cases reported, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. The United States is now the outbreak’s epicentre, with more recorded deaths and reported infections than any other country.