An International Perspective: America is Failing the Exam on Stopping Covid

Voices Through the Mask
Voices Through the Mask
An International Perspective: America is Failing the Exam on Stopping Covid

After another violent round of increasing infections, hospitalizations, and death caused by the highly contagious delta variant, the number of deaths from the Covid-19 in the United States surpassed 700,00 in October 2021. Compared to the United States, countries like China and Korea have much fewer Covid-19 cases. So what’s causing this huge discrepancy?

In this episode, we are going to listen to the stories from a group of international students who come from places with minimal Covid 19 cases. They are going to share their hometown’s response to the pandemic and concerns while studying abroad during the pandemic. What can we learn from these international perspectives?  How can these international perspectives change the mind of the Americans?


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