Lockdowns, social distancing and isolation brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can take a toll on mental health, Dr. Vivek Murthy told Ian Bremmer on GZERO World. While maintaining distance and avoiding group gatherings is necessary at this time, we must also be mindful of having meaningful interactions with friends and family. Dr. Murthy discusses how this unprecedented moment could lead to either a "social recession" or "social revival" depending on what path we take as a nation.
Ian Bremmer offers a quick a survey of nations currently welcoming American tourists, in case your cabin fever has you longing to fly away. Think Caribbean, the Balkans, or even the U.K.—but as they say in the fine print of any offer, "Some restrictions may apply."
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China and the United States — geopolitical challenger and defending champion— were on a collision course long before COVID-19 took hold. The rivalry has been building for a generation and has intensified in the past three years.
China's President Xi Jinping grabbed Washington's attention in 2017 when he announced a "new era" in which China would move "closer to [global] center stage" and offer "a new option for other countries." That is, an alternative to US leadership in the world. President Donald Trump upped the ante with a declaration of trade war on China.