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Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19, Including Opportunity To Transform Aid Sector; Ebola Response Amid Pandemic; Vaccine R&D, Distribution

The Conversation: Where in the world will the next epidemic start? Naomi Forrester-Soto, reader in Vector Biology at Keele University (9/24). Devex: Opinion: How COVID-19 could help create more diversity in the aid sector Shweta Suresh, strategy officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (9/24). The Lancet: COVID-19 in…

Additional Countries Join COVAX Facility, Including Brazil, Chile, Israel, UAE

Reuters: Brazil to join COVAX vaccine facility, as Chile, Israel, UAE also sign up “Brazil, which has the world’s second-highest coronavirus death toll, has decided to join the global COVID-19 vaccine partnership known as COVAX and will earmark 2.5 billion reais ($454 million) for securing vaccines through it, President Jair…

Researchers Examine Coronavirus Impacts In Africa; COVID-19 Stigma High Among Some Populations In Asia-Pacific; E.U., Canada Face Possible 2nd Waves; New Wave Building In U.S.

AFRICA BBC News: Coronavirus corruption in Kenya: Officials and businesspeople targeted (Igunza, 9/24). DW: World in Progress: Coronavirus makes life harder for HIV/AIDS patients in Uganda (Nakirya, 9/24). NBC News: Africa has held off the worst of the coronavirus. Researchers are working to figure out how (Chow, 9/25). ASIA AP:…

USAID Acting Administrator Delivers Remarks At UNGA Event On Global Humanitarian Needs

USAID: Acting Administrator John Barsa’s Remarks at UNGA Event: A Dialogue With the World’s Top 10 Donors on Global Humanitarian Needs During remarks at a UNGA event, USAID Acting Administrator John Barsa discussed the U.S. response to global humanitarian needs, noting, “The U.S. will continue to engage the international humanitarian…

Birx Not Considering Leaving U.S. White House Task Force; GAO Recommends 6 Guidelines For U.S. Government COVID-19 Response; Trump’s Political Moves Impacting Vaccine Research Efforts

AP: Birx: Not considering leaving coronavirus task force “White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr. Deborah Birx on Thursday pushed back against a report that said she was distressed over the direction of the task force and was considering leaving. During a livestreamed news conference at Auburn University in Alabama, Birx…

KFF Provides Resources On Global, Domestic Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of September 25, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (9/25). Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those focused on the response and impact within the U.S., are available¬†here. KFF’s…

Blog Posts Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Vaccines, Easing Of Restrictions, Maternal Mortality, Impact On Women, Children

Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance: 10 reasons why pandemic fatigue could threaten global health in 2021 (9/23). IDSA’s “Science Speaks”: Science, not politics, must lead to COVID vaccine approvals Uch√© Blackstock, founder and CEO of Advancing Health Equity, and Mitchell Warren, executive director of AVAC (9/24). The Lancet: Lessons learnt from…

News Outlets Examine ‘Infodemic,’ Social Media, Digital Inclusion, Remote Work Among Development Professionals Amid Pandemic

Al Jazeera: How do we tackle an ‘infodemic’ amid a pandemic? (Pietromarchi, 9/24). Devex: Remote work takes a toll on development professionals’ well-being (Smith, 9/25). Devex: Digital inclusion will be critical to pandemic recovery (Cheney, 9/25). SciDev.Net: Social media COVID-19 crackdowns are censoring the press (Deighton, 9/24).

At U.N., China, Russia, U.S. Spar Over Pandemic Responses; African Nations Call For Fiscal Support; Guterres Urges Nations To Cooperate On COVID-19, Climate Change

AP: At U.N., China, Russia and U.S. clash over pandemic responses “The United States butted heads with China and Russia at the United Nations on Thursday over responsibility for the pandemic that has interrupted the world, trading allegations about who mishandled and politicized the virus in one of the few…

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