Iran`s initial response to the coronavirus pandemic was slow and its fight against the epidemic was chaotic and ineffective. U.S. sanctions have undoubtedly played a role in stopping Iran`s access to medical equipment and medical expertise, drugs and testing, but the crisis has also highlighted the scourges of Iran`s health care system beyond sanctions. From the beginning, the authorities underestimated the challenge of the virus and then attributed it to malicious foreign plots. Ali Khamenei, the Supreme Leader, said, for example, the virus „is built especially for Iran using the genetic data of the Iranians they have received through various means.” With regard to the use – and abuse – of governmental power, Covid-19 is not a new world for people in many parts of Southeast Asia. But Covid-19 will have a long-term impact on the health of democracy in the region. Australia`s ability to impose itself economically and socially depends on maintaining strong ties with the region. This crisis of democracy is a serious challenge and Australia must support those in the region who are trying to reverse the decline. Covid 19`s travel ban now prohibits temporary (non-resident) migrants from entering Australia, except for a few exceptional cases.
Given that public health concerns prevail over the human movement, the period of entry of new temporary migrants to Australia could be extended for many months. Of course, many temporary migrants are now stranded, which could reinforce the existing name, but we cannot predict the long-term departure rate of these migrants once the travel bans have been lifted. A fifth legislative package should be supported in the near future to support public and local authorities facing massive budget deficits due to the cost of combating the public health crisis and the loss of tax revenues from retail trade. But this short period of goodwill between the parties in the U.S. Congress could be over. The Democratic House of Representatives recently asked for $1 billion to support states and municipalities, a figure immediately rejected by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as a bailout for Democratic governments that have mistreated their finances. It was necessary to fight with Covid-19 to recognize violence in women`s lives. France and Spain have prepared for the present by reacting creatively to the unique circumstances of Covid-19. Because people could only leave their homes for the bare necessities, these governments created pop-up consulting services and asked survivors to seek help with code words in essential businesses such as pharmacies.
While this is not enough to end violence against women, it is an important step that should have been taken independently of a war. These nations should continue these programs after Covid-19 to ensure that women can seek help safely whenever they wish. „Resilience” has become a popular concept in 21st century life. In these times of large-scale social and economic change, with increased stress and increased burden on resources, both at the individual and group levels, „resilience” is often seen as what drives us to become stronger and better able to be relevant in the future. This unprecedented end of economic and social activities has a huge cost.