Trump falsely claims coronavirus ‘affects virtually nobody’ young
23 September 2020 | 6:50 am
US President Donald Trump incorrectly claims that the coronavirus isn't a risk for young people under the age of 18. "Take your hat off to the young because they have a hell of an immune system," he says at a campaign rally in Swanton, Ohio. "But it affects virtually nobody," he says as he once again urges states to open schools.
In January 2017, an all-female orchestra from Afghanistan performed for world leaders at the World Economic Forum, a symbol of just how far the country had come since the dark days of the Taliban. Viola player Zarifa Adiba was just 18 years old when she led that orchestra in Switzerland. Her memoir, which has just been published in French, is an extraordinary account of how music offered her a chance to show herself, her family and the world what Afghan women are capable of. She joined us for Perspective and told us about her fears for Afghan women and girls, now that the Taliban are in charge once again.
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