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Conflicting Messaging On Coronavirus Vaccines Between Drug Companies, Trump Sows Confusion, Raises Concerns Over Political Influence

Washington Post: Vaccine companies reveal their study designs, even as Trump sows confusion “President Trump stood before a televised audience Wednesday and proclaimed that ‘results are very good’ for vaccines targeting the novel coronavirus. A day later, Moderna and Pfizer, two front-runner drug companies developing a shot, released the full…

News Outlets Report On COVID-19 Vaccine, Treatment Research, Development

Bloomberg: Trial Illness Likely Not Linked to Covid Shot, Oxford Says (Paton, 9/16). New York Times: An Experimental Drug Protects Covid-19 Patients, Eli Lilly Claims (Kolata, 9/16). STAT: Lilly‚Äôs Covid-19 antibody helps some patients rid their systems of virus sooner in early analysis (Herper/Garde, 9/16). USA TODAY: Pfizer reports ‘potential’…

Opinion Pieces Address Various Issues Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Lessons From Polio Vaccine, Global Cooperation, Impacts On Women, Children

The Conversation: Lessons from how the polio vaccine went from the lab to the public that Americans can learn from today Carl Kurlander, senior lecturer, and Randy P. Juhl, distinguished service professor emeritus of pharmacy, both at the University of Pittsburgh (9/16). Devex: Opinion: Global cooperation tested by the pandemic…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Audit finds E.U. aid to Kenya lacked impact (Chadwick, 9/16). Devex: A humanitarian emergency is bound to occur. What could a pandemic-era response look like? (Lieberman, 9/16). Devex: Shinzo Abe’s development legacy for Japan is here to stay (Ravelo/Cornish, 9/16). Devex: When are sewers the best option for improved…

Japan Commits $165M To COVAX; Germany Invests In Domestic Coronavirus Vaccine R&D Efforts; Half Of Tests Positive In Argentina; NIH To Investigate Serious Side Effect In Vaccine Trial

AFRICA Al Jazeera: TV replaces teachers for African children amid coronavirus curbs (9/15). BBC News: Coronavirus in Africa: Explaining the bogus ‘viral blockers’ worn by some politicians (Adegoke, 9/15). Borgen Magazine: COVID-19 in Liberia: Learning From the Ebola Virus (Wallace, 9/16). Xinhua: WHO’s COVID-19 health supplies reach Libya (9/16). ASIA…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Need To Protect Gains, Sustain Momentum On Other Diseases; Potential Benefits Of Joining COVAX; Importance Of International Research Collaboration

Devex: Opinion: COVID-19 is a turning point for infectious diseases Peter Sands, executive director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (9/16). Foreign Affairs: America Needs to Lock Down Again Michael T. Osterholm, Regents professor and director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at…

Spread Of Conspiracy Theories Could Impact COVID-19 Vaccine Delivery, Report Warns; News Outlets Report On Vaccine Development, Research Efforts

Devex: Interactive: What COVID-19 conspiracy theories mean for vaccine delivery “…A new report from the Global Health Security Network, ‘The COVID-19 pandemic vs. Post-Truth,’ highlights the dangers vaccine delivery may face as a growing number of conspiracy theorists — including those who believe that the vaccine will deliver microchip tracking…

Trump Administration Ignored NIH Evidence When Restricting Fetal Tissue Research, Democratic Lawmaker Investigation Shows

POLITICO: Dem probe: Trump administration ignored NIH evidence on fetal tissue “The Trump administration’s efforts to curtail the use of fetal tissue in federal research was driven by political considerations despite health officials’ promise to follow the science, according to new findings from a long-running investigation by senior Democratic lawmakers.…