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Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss COVID-19 Outbreak

The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Challenges of coronavirus disease 2019 Editorial Board “Yet again, the world is experiencing a global viral epidemic of zoonotic origin. … [The recently formed Lancet Infectious Diseases Commission on Preparedness for Emerging Epidemic Threats] will revisit global preparedness planning and assumptions underlying agreements such as the…

U.S. Government’s Mixed Messages On, Politicization Of COVID-19 Complicating Outbreak Response, Preparedness, Media Outlets Report

The Guardian: Coronavirus: Trump’s mixed messages ‘undermines public trust,’ experts say “The Trump administration’s politicization of science and cuts to health institutions are raising concerns about its preparedness to handle the coronavirus outbreak. … [H]ealth experts say the Trump administration is still sending mixed messages about a growing public health…

Global Health Community Publishes Blog Posts, Press Releases On COVID-19

ASCE News: Coronavirus a Wake-Up Call for Civil Engineers Michael Paddock, member of ASCE, civil engineer, and surveyor (2/27). BMJ Opinion: Tom Jefferson: Covid 19 — many questions, no clear answers Tom Jefferson, epidemiologist and Cochrane researcher (3/2). IMF: How the IMF Can Help Countries Address the Economic Impact of…

CSIS Releases March 2020 Issue Of Global Health Policy Center Monthly Newsletter

Center for Strategic & International Studies: Global Health Policy Center Monthly Update In the March 2020 CSIS Global Health Policy Center Newsletter, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the CSIS Global Health Policy Center (GHPC), provides a spotlight on the coronavirus outbreak, featuring a podcast…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Issues Related To COVID-19

Washington Post: The time has come to cash out our pandemic bonds Editorial Board “…[Almost three years ago, the World Bank] launched a specialized pandemic bond and derivatives fund that would pay a handsome interest rate to investors, on the understanding that investors would lose money if the bonds were…

KFF Regularly Updating COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of March 2, 2020 This tracker provides the number of cases and deaths from the novel coronavirus by country, the trends in case and death counts by country, and a global map showing which countries have cases and deaths. The data are drawn…

Senate Health Committee Chair Lamar Alexander Releases Statement On Coronavirus Supplemental Funding Legislation

Office of Lamar Alexander: Alexander: Congress Acting Quickly to Fight Coronavirus “Senate health committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) [on Wednesday] released the following statement on the coronavirus supplemental funding legislation: ‘This legislation will deliver an important boost in funding to fight coronavirus and the Senate should pass it this week…

Nations Worldwide Facing Disruptions, Impacts From COVID-19 As Virus Spreads West

AP: Global spread of new virus brings more travel woes, bans “The accelerating spread of the coronavirus created new barriers between the world’s regions and peoples Thursday, draining color from India’s spring festivities, closing Bethlehem’s Nativity Church, contributing to a British airline’s collapse, and blocking Italians from visiting elderly relatives…