Hard Numbers: Americans split on Trump's virus response, billions in lockdown, food scarcity in East Africa

3.5 billion: There are now an estimated 3.5 billion people worldwide under some sort of coronavirus lockdown after residents in Moscow (12 million) and Nigeria's largest city Lagos (21 million) were ordered to join the ranks of those quarantined at home.


19: Saudi-led coalition forces in Yemen carried out 19 air raids on Houthi rebels in Saana, Yemen's capital, in a single day. The Saudi-UAE strikes came after Houthi fighters, who are backed by Iran, launched a series of rockets at Riyadh.

48: As the US now grapples with the most confirmed coronavirus cases in the world, 48 percent of Americans surveyed say the Trump administration has done a good job preventing the spread of the disease, according to a new CNN poll.

69: A once in a generation locust infestation is devastating crops and scuttling food supplies throughout swaths of East Africa that were already suffering as a result of a 2019 drought. Only a few months ago, 69 percent of Kenyans polled said they lacked money for food in the past year – that's about 35 million people.

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As protests over the police killing of George Floyd raged across the country, there have been more than 125 instances of journalists being shot with rubber bullets by police, arrested, or in some cases assaulted by protesters while covering the unrest.

Foreign news crews from Germany and Australia have been caught up in the crackdown. Australia's Prime Minister has even called for an investigation. Some of these journalists have simply been caught in the crossfire during surges of unrest, but video and photographic evidence reveals cases where police have deliberately targeted reporters doing their jobs.

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DRC's new Ebola wave: On the verge of eradicating an Ebola outbreak in the country's east which began back in 2018, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has now identified a fresh wave of cases in the northwestern city of Mbandaka. The disease, which has a fatality rate of 25 – 90 percent depending on the outbreak's character, has already killed five people in recent weeks, prompting the World Health Organization to issue a grim warning that a surge of new cases could occur there in the coming months. (Ebola has an incubation period of about 21 days.) This comes as the central African country of 89 million also grapples with COVID-19 and the world's largest measles outbreak, which has killed 6,779 people there since 2019. In recent weeks, officials from the World Health Organization predicted that the DRC's deadly Ebola crisis, which has killed 2,275 people since 2018, would soon be completely vanquished.

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1.6 billion: Uganda's president said pandemic-related travel bans could cost his country $1.6 billion in tourism revenues this year. At the same time, with many Ugandan emigrants out of work in other countries hit hard by coronavirus, Uganda risks losing much of the $1.3 billion that they send home every year in remittances.

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Ian Bremmer's Quick Take:

First of all, from the global perspective, taking what we have here in New York City, obviously the biggest problem is America's leadership, America's ability to lead by example, which has been eroding now really for, you know, certainly a decade plus, but much more quickly now.

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