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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of June 26, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (6/26). 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.…

Children Generally Experience Mild Form Of Novel Coronavirus, European Study Shows

The Telegraph: Children only experience mild form of virus, European study finds “Children with Covid-19 generally experience only a mild disease and deaths are very rare, according to the first Europe-wide study of children and adolescents with the virus. The study in the Lancet Child and Adolescent Child Health, which…

News Outlets Examine Funding For Novel Coronavirus Diagnostic, Treatment, Vaccine Research, Challenges Of Vaccine Development, Distribution

Devex: Crafting a framework for Africa’s COVID-19 vaccine access (Jerving, 6/26). NPR: This Coronavirus Doesn’t Change Quickly, And That’s Good News For Vaccine Makers (Hamilton, 6/26). Reuters: Vaccine makers face biggest medical manufacturing challenge in history (Steenhuysen/Kelland, 6/25). Reuters: COVID-19 vaccine-backer CEPI to buy 100 million vials from Stevanato (Kelland,…

Pandemic Threatens Africa’s Health Care Workforce; Multi-Dimensional Crisis Impacts Afghanistan; Europe Looks To Recover; COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise In Latin America; White House Task Force To Hold First Briefing In 2 Months

AFRICA AP: Kenya: 3 people killed in clash with police over face masks (Odula, 6/26). Axios: Coronavirus accelerates in Africa as economic damage deepens (Lawler, 6/25). BBC: Coronavirus: How Africa’s supply chains are evolving (Russon, 6/25). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Africa’s unsung army of women wage war on COVID-19 (Bhalla/Wuilbercq, 6/25).…

European Commission, Global Citizen To Host June 27 COVID-19 Pledging Summit

Devex: Rockers and The Rock unite to boost COVID-19 funding momentum “The European Commission and advocacy organization Global Citizen will hold a coronavirus pledging summit Saturday, aiming to mobilize additional funding for vaccines, tests, and treatments. … The summit follows a May 4 pledging conference convened by the commission. A…

More News In Global Health

CNN Philippines: Tuberculosis amid Covid-19 pandemic (Gomez, 6/25). Devex: Tech groups, nonprofits accelerate plans to tackle global blood shortage (Cheney, 6/25). Devex: World Bank staff association sounds alarm over Brazil’s executive director nominee (Igoe, 6/24). Devex: Is this a DFID merger or an FCO takeover? These are the signs to…

Editorial, Opinions Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including U.S. Response, Impact On Health Systems, Vaccine Access

Bloomberg: How the World Views the U.S. Virus Response Robert Burgess, executive editor for Bloomberg Opinion (6/24). BMJ Opinion: Mobilising informal healthcare providers in India may help its response to covid-19 Meenakshi Gautham, research fellow in health systems and policy analysis with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine,…

Blogs, Releases Address Impact Of COVID-19 Pandemic On Humanitarian Financing; HIV, TB, Malaria Programs; Indirect Health Impacts On Ethiopia; Other Issues

Center for Global Development: Humanitarian Financing Is Failing the COVID-19 Frontlines Jeremy Konyndyk, senior policy fellow; Patrick Saez, senior policy fellow; and Rose Worden, research assistant, all at CGD (6/18). Center for Global Development: Estimating the Indirect Health Impacts of COVID-19 in Ethiopia Damian Walker, non-resident fellow at CGD, and…