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Nations Worldwide Take Steps To Mitigate COVID-19 Impacts

AFRICA Daily Beast: Coronavirus Erupts in Africa — Along With Deadly Rumors and Fear (Obaji, 3/30). Fox News: Coronavirus measures in Africa escalate to violence as police, military enforce lockdowns (Sorace, 3/30). France 24: Millions enter lockdown in Nigeria, Zimbabwe, as Africa steps up virus fight (3/31). New Humanitarian: Coronavirus…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic; WHO Issues New Guidelines On Maintaining Essential Health Services

Africa Center for Strategic Studies: Managing Health and Economic Priorities as the COVID-19 Pandemic Spreads in Africa Shannon Smith, professor of practice and director of engagement at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies (3/30). Human Rights Watch: Afghanistan: Leaders Bicker Amid COVID-19 Crisis (3/30). Oxfam: How to Confront the Coronavirus…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Examine Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Wall Street Journal: The Real Cure for Coronavirus Editorial Board “Governments are frantically trying to contain and combat the coronavirus, and those efforts are important, but the world’s best hope is private innovation. Cutting-edge diagnostic tests and treatments are advancing, and government should encourage the trend. President Trump recently ordered…

Nations Worldwide Act To Mitigate COVID-19 Pandemic Impacts

AFRICA AP: In Zimbabwe, ‘you win coronavirus or you win starvation’ (Mutsaka, 3/30). AP: In Somalia, coronavirus goes from fairy tale to nightmare (Guled/Nor, 3/29). Bloomberg: Africa Is Two to Three Weeks Away From Height of Virus Storm (Naidoo, 3/29). ASIA AP: City at center of China’s virus outbreak gradually…

Global Health Community Addresses Various Aspects Of COVID-19

Brookings Institution: COVID-19 | Does India have enough doctors? An analysis of growing COVID-19 patients and existing medical capacity Prachi Singh, associate fellow with Brookings India, and colleagues (3/27). ODI: The G20’s coronavirus action plan must help the poorest countries Dirk Willem te Velde, director of programme at the International…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

The Lancet: COVID-19: learning from experience Editorial Board “…[M]any countries are still not following WHO’s clear recommendations on containment (widespread testing, quarantine of cases, contact tracing, and social distancing) and have instead implemented haphazard measures … Alongside the deep distress felt as many countries experience a peak in cases or…

Global Health Community Publishes Blog Posts On Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

Arms Control Association: Pandemic Reveals Misplaced Priorities Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association (April 2020). Human Rights Watch: Congo’s Ebola Fight Has Lessons for COVID-19 Ida Sawyer, deputy director for Africa at HRW (3/26). IntraHealth International’s “VITAL”: We’re Moving Fast to Help Health Workers Worldwide Combat…

Some Nations Prepare For Spread Of Coronavirus While Others Experience Slowdown

AFRICA The Guardian: ‘We fear, but have to work’: isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi (Moore, 3/27). The Hill: Kenya confirms first coronavirus death (Bowden, 3/26). NPR: South Africa Reports First COVID-19 Deaths, Goes Into 3-Week Lockdown (Neuman, 3/27). Reuters: Using lessons from Ebola, West Africa prepares…