Zero Deaths in Vietnam, the Prison Pandemic, and the Return of Rebekah Jones

A roundup of stories we’re reading about the coronavirus today

  • Over 421,000 people worldwide have died from Covid-19, but none of those people died in Vietnam, according to the nation’s data. As Dave Lawler at Axios reports, the communist country may be the rare “winner” in this pandemic: Not only is its death count zero (and there’s no evidence of a cover-up), but its government predicts its economy will grow 5% this year — in the middle of a global recession…

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Yasmin Tayag

Yasmin Tayag

Editor, Medium Coronavirus Blog. Senior editor at Future Human by OneZero. Previously: science at Inverse, genetics at NYU.