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U.S. House Representatives Reject Proposed White House Foreign Aid Budget Cuts, Discuss Health Issues In Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

Devex: U.S. lawmakers reject budget cuts, question USAID policy “Lawmakers made use of their first opportunity to publicly question the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2021 foreign aid budget during a House appropriations subcommittee hearing on Tuesday. Legislators rejected the proposed budget cuts and addressed a wide-ranging set of issues, from…

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

Washington Post: Iran’s reaction to coronavirus has become a danger for the world Editorial Board “The coronavirus poses a test for any government, challenging the ability of leaders to carry out necessary countermeasures while maintaining public trust. In China, trust wasn’t a high priority, but once the country swung into…

Global Health Community Publishes Blog Posts On COVID-19

Center for Global Development: Containing the Epidemic: Should Schools Close for Coronavirus? Ana Luiza Minardi, research assistant, Susannah Hares, co-director of education policy and senior policy fellow, and Lee Crawfurd, senior research associate, all at CGD (2/28). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: COVID-19: Invest now, or pay later Bertha Serwa Ayi, adjunct…

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…

Media Outlets Examine Pharmaceutical Industry, U.S. Government Efforts To Develop COVID-19 Treatments, Vaccines

ABC News: Trump to meet with pharmaceutical companies on vaccine as coronavirus spreads (Phelps, 3/2). CNBC: Sanofi Pasteur researcher warns against overconfidence with coronavirus vaccine development (Stankiewicz, 3/2). The Hill: U.S. military working to develop coronavirus vaccine (Mitchell, 3/2). STAT: The coronavirus could help pharma reset its reputation in Washington…

Finance Officials Work To Mitigate Economic Impacts Of Coronavirus Outbreak

The Hill: Fed pressed from all sides to counter coronavirus damage “The Federal Reserve is under pressure from Wall Street to cut interest rates as the financial sector braces for the unknown economic toll of the coronavirus and after markets suffered a weeklong free fall…” (Lane, 3/2). Reuters: G7 finance…

News Outlets Examine Challenges For Media Organizations, Journalists During COVID-19 Outbreak

AP: Media faces challenges in covering coronavirus outbreak “…News organizations trying to responsibly report on the growing health crisis are confronted with the task of conveying its seriousness without provoking panic, keeping up with a torrent of information while much remains a mystery and continually advising readers and viewers how…

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