The Heat: Panama protests and COVID reinfections

The Heat

A demonstrators with a Panama’s national flag takes part in a protest against the high cost of food and gasoline in Panama City, on July 25, 2022. – The Panamanian government and protesters edged closer Monday to an agreement to end a weeks-long living cost revolt that has blocked roads, interrupted food supplies and damaged the economy. Authorities agreed in the early morning hours to reduce the price of 72 basic consumer items by some 30 percent on average. (Photo by Luis ACOSTA / AFP)

The United States is still registering more than 120,000 cases of COVID-19 every day. Many are people who have already contracted the virus.

Panama: The country is engulfed in daily demonstrations against cost-of-living increases and government corruption.

The protests have been going on for weeks now. The main highway has been blocked, disrupting the delivery of goods around the country.

To discuss:

  • Orlando Perez is dean of the School of Liberal Arts and Sciences at University of North Texas.
  • Remi Piet is a Senior Partner at Embellie Advisory.

Now on to COVID-19 in the United States.

The number of deaths is declining, but the number of daily cases is still above 120,000.

Many of them are reinfections. Including the President, Joe Biden, who tested positive, again, this past Saturday.

To discuss:

  • William Haseltine is Chair and President of ACCESS Health International and author of the book “Natural Immunity and Covid-19: What it is and How it Can Save Your Life.”
  • Dr. Peter Chin-Hong is Professor of medicine and an infectious disease specialist at the University of California.

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