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WHO To Announce Solidarity Trial Results Within Weeks; Devex Examines Doctors’ Dilemmas Over COVID-19 Patient Care; STAT Analyzes Clinical Trials Aimed At Prevention, Treatment Strategies

Devex: No proven treatment: The dilemmas doctors face on the COVID-19 frontline “…As coronavirus cases [passed] 10 million [last] week, with the death toll of over half a million people, and no drug found to be effective, doctors on the frontline around the world are making hard choices — whether…

WHO Reports Record 210K Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Saturday; Scientists Continue To Investigate Virus’s Infection Fatality Rate; Research Papers Examine Pandemic’s Impact On Trust In Government

The Hill: WHO records new single-day high in global coronavirus cases “The World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 210,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus around the world on Saturday, marking a new high in infections over a 24-hour period. Data from the agency showed that 211,411 cases of…

News Outlets Examine Various Aspects Of Research, Development Of Novel Coronavirus Vaccine

Bloomberg: Glaxo and Sanofi Are Discussing $620 Million U.K. Vaccine Deal (Paton, 7/5). NPR: The Ethics Of Coronavirus Vaccine Trials In Developing Countries (Pfeiffer, 7/4). NPR: How Much Would Coronavirus Vaccine Cost? (Garcia/Hirsch, 7/3). Reuters: Britain nears $625 million Sanofi/GSK COVID-19 vaccine deal: report (Smout et al., 7/5). Science: The…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: The Swine Flu Virus in China That Has People Worried (7/3). Devex: ‘Where’s God?’: The role of faith in psychosocial support (Welsh, 7/6). Devex: Women and people with disabilities missing out on critical eye care (Root, 7/3). Financial Times: FT Series: Companies prospering in the pandemic (Multiple authors, June/July…

Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Lessons From HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Vaccine Pricing, Research

allAfrica: Africa: Using the Demographic Dividend as Anchor to Fight COVID-19 Mabingue Ngom, regional director of the UNFPA-West and Central African Regional Office (7/2). Forbes: Covid-19 Coronavirus Won’t Be Last Or Worst Pandemic, How To Stop Panic-Neglect Cycle Bruce Y. Lee, senior contributor at Forbes (7/4). The Guardian (Nigeria): Nigeria’s…

Opinion Pieces Discuss WASH Partnership In India, Use Of Immunity Samples To Predict Emerging Diseases, Potential Impact Of U.S. Withdrawal From WHO

Devex: Come hell or piped water Anirudha Nagar, human rights lawyer and communities co-director for Accountability Counsel (7/2). Financial Times: Immunity sampling can alert the world to emerging diseases Anjana Ahuja, science commentator at the Financial Times (7/6). Washington Post: Everyone will be affected by the U.S.’s withdrawal from the…

News Outlets Examine Funding For Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic, Treatment, Vaccine Research, Challenges Of Vaccine Development, Distribution

Devex: Crafting a framework for Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine access (Jerving, 6/26). NPR: This Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Quickly, And That’s Good News For Vaccine Makers (Hamilton, 6/26). Reuters: Vaccine makers face biggest medical manufacturing challenge in history (Steenhuysen/Kelland, 6/25). Reuters: COVID-19 vaccine-backer CEPI to buy 100 million vials from Stevanato (Kelland,…

More News In Global Health

CNN Philippines: Tuberculosis amid Covid-19 pandemic (Gomez, 6/25). Devex: Tech groups, nonprofits accelerate plans to tackle global blood shortage (Cheney, 6/25). Devex: World Bank staff association sounds alarm over Brazil’s executive director nominee (Igoe, 6/24). Devex: Is this a DFID merger or an FCO takeover? These are the signs to…

Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Begins In S. Africa As Continent Seeks Equitable Access To Any Vaccine; Racial Bias In European Lockdown Policing, Report Says; More Than 226K Dead Of COVID-19 In PAHO Region; Yemen Needs More Aid Funding; Virus Hit Nursing Homes Hard In Canada

AFRICA Reuters: South Africa rolls out continent’s first trials for COVID-19 vaccine (Heiberg, 6/24). VOA News: Africa Seeks Equitable Access to Any COVID-19 Vaccine (Marks, 6/24). ASIA ABC (Australia): Coronavirus fears leave pregnant PNG women at risk despite nation’s low infection rate (Whiting, 6/24). AP: New Delhi plans mass screening effort…