The Most Realistic Economic Forecast Is Awful

Predictions of a second-half rebound are based on dubious assumptions. By Narayana Kocherlakota March 21, 2020 This is rush hour.Photographer: David ‘Dee’ Delgado/Bloomberg Narayana Kocherlakota is a Bloomberg Opinion columnist. He is a professor of economics at the University of Rochester and was president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis […]

Pakistan coronavirus camp: ‘No facilities, no humanity’

More than 1,000 remain there as thousands more are released into impoverished Balochistan It was the smell that was the worst. In this dusty camp on Pakistan’s border with Iran, which at one stage held more than 6,000 people, the stench of sweat, rubbish and human excrement hung in […]

Palermo pins hopes on patron saint to rid Italy of coronavirus

Residents of Sicilian capital pray for another miracle from Saint Rosalia, who they say rescued the city from a deadly plague in 1625 Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo @lorenzo_tondo Fri 13 Mar 2020 Gaetano Ceravolo, 58, a parish priest at the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, who, according to the legend, […]