Virtual Political Conventions Becoming a Realistic Alternative
Events and event planning are among the societal casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. In 2020, in the United States, the biggest among them could be national political nominating conventions. VOA's Steve Redisch examines what a virtual political convention might look like and how it may change the way American politics is conducted.
As the United States continues to grapple with the coronavirus pandemic, CNN's SE Cupp calls on political party leaders to cancel the upcoming Republican and Democratic National Conventions. Ali Velshi discusses why "we are not back" from the effects of the coronavirus even though President Trump is misleading the public that we are. Aired on 05/15/2020. The response to COVID-19 crisis is becoming increasingly political, with calls for an inquiry into how it has been handled worldwide.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has defended his country's response as open and transparent during an annual health conference run by the World Health Organization.
But Beijing has been facing growing criticism.
Al Jazeera's James Bays has more. In the fourth episode of Forbes Firsthand, Kyle Fogarty, cofounder of funeral webcasting company Midwest Streams, describes the overwhelming growth in business due to the pandemic. To keep up with demand from funeral directors around the country, Fogarty and his team have expanded in an attempt to provide services quickly. With many families and friends looking to attend funerals from a safe distance, virtual funerals seem to be a solution that might outlast the outbreak of COVID-19.