Reporter covering Middle East, Foreign Affairs Education: Wesleyan University, BA in College Social Studies ; Oxford University, MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies Miriam Berger is a staff writer with The Washington Post's foreign news desk in Washington, D.C. She was previously based in Jerusalem and Cairo and has freelance reported around the Middle East, as well as parts of Africa and Central Asia. Berger previously reported for BuzzFeed World and has written for the AP and Reuters, among many other media. She has a master's degree in Modern Middle Eastern Studies from Oxford University and is a former Fulbright research fellow in Egypt. Honors & Awards:
“Never in the history of public health has herd immunity been used as a strategy for responding to an outbreak, let alone a pandemic,” World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said.
Coronavirus relief talks came to an abrupt halt Tuesday as President Trump ordered Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi until after the November election. Hours later, however, Trump appeared to contract himself in a series of tweets that called for Congress to “IMMEDIATELY” approve additional aid for small businesses and airlines.