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US insisted on calling COVID-19 the Wuhan virus and the rest of the G-7 disagreed.
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"Diplomats from the other G-7 members, which include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, disagreed with the use of the term."

“What the State Department has suggested is a red line,” one European diplomat said,
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to CNN. “You cannot agree with this branding of this virus and trying to communicate this.”
 

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US insisted on calling COVID-19 the Wuhan virus and the rest of the G-7 disagreed.
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"Diplomats from the other G-7 members, which include Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, disagreed with the use of the term."

“What the State Department has suggested is a red line,” one European diplomat said,
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to CNN. “You cannot agree with this branding of this virus and trying to communicate this.”
The media persistently avoids calling the virus by its professionally accepted name: SARS-CoV-2, or just SARS-2 for short. Had they been doing this from the get go, many more people would've taken this for the serious danger it is.
 
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Trump Rejects New York’s Plea For Ventilators: ‘I Don’t Believe You Need’ That Many

“I have a feeling that a lot of the numbers that are being said in some areas are just bigger than they’re going to be,” Trump told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Thursday night. “I don’t believe you need 40,000 or 30,000 ventilators. You know, you go into major hospitals sometimes, they’ll have two ventilators. And now all of a sudden they’re saying can we order 30,000 ventilators?”

He added: “Look, it’s a very bad situation. We haven’t seen anything like it, but the end result is we’ve got to get back to work, and I think we can start by opening up certain parts of the country.”
 
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EU Joins 15 Nations to Forge End-Run Around Trump’s WTO Block

The European Union and a group of 15 nations that includes China and Brazil agreed Friday to settle their trade disputes using an appeal and arbitration system at the World Trade Organization.

The development comes three months after the Trump administration precipitated the paralysis of the WTO appellate body -- which acted as a sort of supreme court for trade -- by blocking all nominees to the seven-member panel.

Parties to the agreement, include Australia; Brazil; Canada; China; Chile; Colombia; Costa Rica; the EU; Guatemala; Hong Kong; Mexico; New Zealand; Norway; Singapore; Switzerland; and Uruguay.
 
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Navy fires captain who sought help for virus-stricken ship

WASHINGTON (AP) — The captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier facing a growing outbreak of the coronavirus on his ship was fired Thursday by Navy leaders who said he created a panic by sending his memo pleading for help to too many people.

Modly's decision to remove Crozier as ship commander was immediately condemned by members of the House Armed Services Committee, who called it a “destabilizing move” that will “likely put our service members at greater risk and jeopardize our fleet’s readiness."
 
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EU Nations Upgrade Trade Arsenal to Offset U.S. Attack on WTO

(Bloomberg) -- European Union governments agreed to expand the bloc’s trade-sanctions power, signaling that concerns about the U.S. challenge to the global commercial order run deeper than the coronavirus pandemic.

Diplomats from the 27-nation EU approved an upgrade to European legislation on enforcing international commercial rules. The envoys decided to let the EU impose penalties against countries that illegally restrict commerce and simultaneously block the World Trade Organization’s dispute-settlement process.

The EU is rushing to upgrade its trade arsenal after U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration sidelined the WTO’s key appellate body four months ago. The body ceased to be able to handle new cases because a U.S. veto of any appointments to the panel left it without the minimum three members required for verdicts.

Hogan’s proposal -- an amendment to 2014 European legislation -- would effectively serve as a third line of defense for the EU as it seeks to uphold the WTO system, including through a stopgap appellate process.
 

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