Vietnam traded freedom for safety, and it worked

With less than 300 cases and an astonishing zero deaths from COVID-19, Vietnam has established itself at the forefront in how to deal with coronavirus. While their tactics may be seen as aggressive and hasty, it’s exactly that proactiveness that led to Vietnam standing toe to toe with much wealthier countries such as Taiwan or South Korea, who have had the resources and money for mass-testing, a luxury Vietnam couldn’t afford. Opting for isolation instead of testing for the first few months, the Vietnamese government …

Rather be safe than sorry

COVID-19 isn’t going to disappear by May 15, so why would we reopen the largest populated county in the country during this pandemic? If we extend the ‘Safer-at-home’ act and follow all of its protocols we will all be able to go back to our normal world with a greater sense of safety and a greater appreciation of the precautions the county took to protect us. LA County alone is responsible for more than half the cases in California, so it shouldn’t be a hard …

Trump negotiates with terrorists

President Donald Trump is dead wrong when he says that the recent peace agreement with the Taliban is a victory for the United States. The ink on the February 29 agreement wasn’t even dry when Taliban forces resumed attacks on Afghan government troops. Just days after calling the pact a great day for America, Trump conceded that it is highly likely that Taliban insurgents will overrun the Afghan National Security Forces and retake control of the country. Surely, a terrifying thought for many Afghani’s, particularly …