Telling COVID's story: At UN, leaders spin virus storylines
September 23, 2020
The subject: coronavirus. The status: urgent. The solutions: as diverse as the nations they lead.
With the 75th annual U.N. General Assembly reduced to recorded speeches because of the pandemic, leaders are using this week as an opportunity to depict the pandemic from the vantage points of their nations and themselves — and present their visions of efforts to fight the virus and advocate what they believe must be done.
A smattering of myriad ideas from speeches on Tuesday, the first day of the general debate:
— South African President Cyril Ramaphosa called for a suspension of interest...