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Protecting Veterans returning for in-person care
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Protecting Veterans returning for in-person care

More than 100 VA health facilities across the U.S. have started to offer in-person care again for many non-urgent needs and appointments. At the same time, COVID-19 cases continue to rise in many parts of the country. As more Veterans begin to return for in-person care, safety is our top priority. That’s why we continue...

NATO Policy Directors discuss strengthening resilience and preparations for second wave in the COVID-19 pandemic
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NATO Policy Directors discuss strengthening resilience and preparations for second wave in the COVID-19 pandemic

NATO Policy Directors for Civil Preparedness met by secure video conference on Wednesday (8 July 2020), to exchange views and best practices in their response to the COVID-19 crisis and how to strengthen national resilience. They welcomed the decision by NATO Defence Ministers at their meeting on 18 June 2020 to update NATO’s baseline requirements...

Coronavirus response: NATO scientists help Connecticut forecast the spread of COVID-19
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Coronavirus response: NATO scientists help Connecticut forecast the spread of COVID-19

NATO’s own laboratory, the Centre for Maritime Research and Experimentation (CMRE), based in La Spezia, Italy, is assisting the US state of Connecticut in its handling of the COVID-19 lockdown. In collaboration with the University of Connecticut (UConn), the CMRE has developed a modelling capability to forecast the spread of COVID-19. The Centre’s scientists and...

‘Baffling’ errors at veterans home where 76 died amid COVID-19 outbreak
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‘Baffling’ errors at veterans home where 76 died amid COVID-19 outbreak

The leadership of a home for aging veterans in Massachusetts where nearly 80 residents sickened with the coronavirus have died packed dementia patients into a crowded unit as the virus spread, one of several “utterly baffling” decisions that helped the disease run rampant, investigators said in a report released Wednesday. The superintendent of the Holyoke Soldiers’ Home...

COVID-19: Diplomatic Obstruction Or Opportunity?
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COVID-19: Diplomatic Obstruction Or Opportunity?

As the pandemic novel coronavirus  (COVID-19) spreads globally, diplomatic relations among countries have inevitably been affected. The current behavior of states, governments, and other international organizations shows that maintaining diplomatic ties and channels are seriously challenged. COVID-19, as a global health problem, is now testing the role of diplomacy as an instrument of international relations....

Will defense budgets remain ‘sticky’ after the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Will defense budgets remain ‘sticky’ after the COVID-19 pandemic?

By: Eric Lofgren  Congress’ unprecedented fiscal response to COVID-19 has many in the defense community wondering whether belt tightening will hit the Pentagon. On May 19, the Congressional Progressive Caucus wrote a letter arguing for substantial defense budget cuts to support additional spending on the pandemic. Nonprofit progressive supporters have been asking to cut a...