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Gilead’s Experimental Antiviral Remdesivir Shows Some Benefit To COVID-19 Patients In NIAID-Supported Clinical Trial; U.S. Explores Emergency Use Authorization

New York Times: Remdesivir Shows Modest Benefits in Coronavirus Trial “Modest results from a federal trial of an experimental drug helped send the stock market soaring on Wednesday, another sign of the desperation for a viable treatment against the coronavirus. … [I]n a briefing at the White House, Dr. Anthony…

More News In Global Health

The Atlantic: Why the Coronavirus Is So Confusing (Yong, 4/29). CBS: Former Obama Ebola adviser calls for stronger global response to pandemics (Brennan/Micklas, 4/28) Devex: How to support displaced populations’ mental health during lockdown (Smith, 4/30). Devex: Around the world, migrants and refugees are stranded between closed borders (Root, 4/29).…

New Issue Of NIH Fogarty International Center’s ‘Global Health Matters’ Newsletter Available Online

NIH Fogarty International Center: FIC Global Health Matters The most recent issue of the Fogarty International Center’s newsletter contains various articles addressing global health topics, including the NIH’s efforts to develop diagnostics, study potential treatments, and produce an effective vaccine for COVID-19; the importance of sharing global health research especially…

GAO Report Examines Federal Efforts On, Challenges To Addressing Antibiotic Resistance

U.S. Government Accountability Office: Antibiotic Resistance: Additional Federal Actions Needed to Better Determine Magnitude and Reduce Impact This GAO report discusses federal efforts on and challenges to addressing antibiotic resistance, including challenges related to surveillance, the development and use of diagnostic testing, the development of treatments, and the appropriate use…

Without U.S., Funders Launch Effort To Find COVID-19 Treatments, Vaccines; Joe Biden Calls For ‘Apollo-Like Moonshot’ Effort To Find Vaccine; Group Of Scientists, Billionaires Push Manhattan Project For COVID-19

Devex: Funders commit to COVID-19 vaccine access but US opts out “Twenty-five key players are pledging to make new vaccines and treatments for COVID-19 accessible around the world, following concerns that access for lower-income countries might not be prioritized. The COV-Access Agreement, launched virtually by the World Health Organization on…

U.S. House Committee Launches Inquiry Into Trump Administration’s WHO Funding Suspension; Administration Cuts Funding To EcoHealth Alliance; President’s National Security Briefings Repeatedly Warned About Early Outbreak

CNN: House Foreign Affairs Committee launches inquiry into Trump’s decision to suspend World Health Organization funding “The chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee announced Monday he is opening an inquiry into the Trump administration’s decision to withhold funding to the World Health Organization. In a letter to Secretary of…