Harvest Prude

Harvest is a reporter for WORLD based in Washington, D.C.

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Trump delivers Easter Sunday speech

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/13/20, 11:51 am

President Donald Trump wished Americans a happy Easter while acknowledging the bitterness of keeping church doors closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

When can churches open again? During a White House briefing on Sunday, the president said he hopes Americans will be able to meet in person soon, but he didn’t give any dates and called for maintaining social distancing until then. He said he may form a task force to make plans to lift current restrictions but promised to continue listening to health experts and not reopen the economy prematurely.

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Biden appeals to Sanders’ base

by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/10/20, 12:35 pm

Former Vice President Joe Biden released proposals Thursday to expand student debt forgiveness and lower the Medicare eligibility age. He hopes to gain support from the more liberal wing of the Democratic Party now that Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., has exited the presidential race.

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The cost of China’s info wars

Politics | Holding Beijing accountable for COVID-19 disinformation
by Harvest Prude
Posted 4/09/20, 05:37 pm

In late December, a Chinese doctor warned former classmates about a new severe respiratory disease he had treated. Later, he realized it was a new coronavirus, the same kind of pathogen that caused the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in the early 2000s.

With that, Dr. Li Wenliang, a 33-year-old ophthalmologist in Wuhan, China, became the first to sound the alarm on what would become the COVID-19 pandemic.

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