Putin Straight Talk on COVID-19 and its Economic Fallout

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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Putin Straight Talk on COVID-19 and its Economic Fallout

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

In public remarks, Putin says what he means and means what he says.

His straight talk contrasts markedly with double-talking US politicians — notably Trump, hardliners infesting his regime, and their predecessors.

Nothing they say can be believed. Policies they institute serve privileged interests at the expense of the public welfare, even at times of national distress like now.

In dealing with sharply rising COVID-19 infections, Congress and the White House prioritized bailing out corporate America, crumbs alone for ordinary people.

Patients requiring COVID-19 treatment are on their own. Putin stressed that precautionary measures instituted earlier prevented large-scale infection outbreaks — less than 1,000 in Russia so far.

He sounded overly-optimistic in believing outbreaks can be contained and eliminat
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