Covid-19: Expect much more “blame China” rhetoric in the coming months #F24Debate

As the world economy goes from bad to worse, expect there to be more blaming of the #COVID19 virus on China, warns Oxford University’s Linda Yueh, author of The Great Economists (Viking Press). But Yueh tells The France 24 Debate that the only way the planet will rebound will be by coming together.

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