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Blog Posts, Releases, Statement Address COVID-19 Pandemic

Atlantic Council: Executive summary: The virus and global order Jeffrey Cimmino, program assistant at the Atlantic Council (6/1). Save the Children: 225 Past and Present Leaders Demand G20 Summit is Convened Urgently to Address Health and Economic Crises and Global Recovery Plan (6/2). U.N.: Kids and families broaden global perspectives…

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s “The Optimist”: Combating COVID-19 in India M. Hari Menon, director of the India office at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (5/26). Center for American Progress: Protecting and Promoting Women’s Rights Is Key to Defeating the Coronavirus at Home and Abroad Shilpa Phadke, vice president…

Outspoken Playwright, AIDS Activist Larry Kramer Dies At 84

New York Times: Larry Kramer, Playwright and Outspoken AIDS Activist, Dies at 84 “Larry Kramer, the noted writer whose raucous, antagonistic campaign for an all-out response to the AIDS crisis helped shift national health policy in the 1980s and ’90s, died on Wednesday morning in Manhattan. He was 84. ……

Blog Posts, Statements Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Center for Global Development: A Tool to Estimate the Net Health Impact of COVID-19 Policies Damian Walker, non-resident fellow with CGD, and colleagues (5/26). Center for Global Development: What Is the World Health Organization Without the United States? Amanda Glassman, executive vice president of CGD, CEO of CGD Europe, and…

U.N. Rejects U.S. Assertion Body Using Coronavirus To Promote Abortion; Pandemic Changing Access To Abortion, Contraception Due To Lockdowns, Supply Chain Disruptions

POLITICO: How coronavirus is changing access to abortion “As the coronavirus steamrolls the global order, reproductive health care practitioners and advocates are struggling to maintain access to contraception and abortions. Lockdowns and disrupted supply chains have prompted a flurry of action in the sector as governments, practitioners, and advocates react…

Yemen’s Health System Collapses As Aid Agencies Say COVID-19 Cases More Than Detected; Many Nigerians Must Break Lockdown To Access Water; U.S. Returns Migrant Children To Mexico, Central America Amid Pandemic; Asia-Pacific Region Commits To Defeating COVID-19

AFRICA AP: Tanzania says virus defeated through prayer, but fears grow (Odula/Anna, 5/22). VOA: COVID-19 Disrupts South Sudan Health Services (Mayar, 5/21). Washington Post: Living through a pandemic when your access to water is difficult (Emezi/Paquette, 5/21). ASIA AP: India struggles with twin challenges of cyclone and pandemic (Ghosal et…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Response, Including Challenges Of Accessing Medical Supplies, Drugs

Bloomberg: The U.S. Can’t Defeat Coronavirus Alone Editorial Board (5/19). Devex: Opinion: What does it take to stock a nation with medical supplies? Grete Faremo, undersecretary general and executive director of UNOPS (5/19). Devex: Opinion: We cannot underestimate young people in the COVID-19 response Perry Maddox, CEO of Restless Development…