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WHO Reports Record 210K Confirmed COVID-19 Cases Saturday; Scientists Continue To Investigate Virus’s Infection Fatality Rate; Research Papers Examine Pandemic’s Impact On Trust In Government

The Hill: WHO records new single-day high in global coronavirus cases “The World Health Organization (WHO) reported more than 210,000 confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus around the world on Saturday, marking a new high in infections over a 24-hour period. Data from the agency showed that 211,411 cases of…

Media Outlets Highlight Trump’s Policies, Statements On COVID-19, FDA Commissioner’s Comments On Administration’s Efforts; Washington Post Examines CDC’s Past, Present Mistakes On Zika, Coronavirus Testing

AP: Trump’s ‘strong wall’ to block COVID-19 from China had holes (Braun et al., 7/4). Bloomberg: Building Trust in a Vaccine (Edney, 7/5). The Hill: FDA commissioner says he can’t predict when vaccine will be ready after Trump’s timeline claims (Wise, 7/5). New York Times: Trump Falsely Claims ’99 Percent’…

Reopenings, Mixed Messages Fuel Steep Increase In U.S. COVID-19 Cases As White House Readies New Messaging; Iran Orders Mask Usage; El Salvador Delays Reopening; South Africa Faces Coronavirus, TB

AFRICA AP: Sex workers lack food for taking HIV drugs during COVID-19 (Ssuuna, 7/4). CNN: South Africa battles coronavirus and tuberculosis (McKenzie, 7/4). The Guardian (Nigeria): COVID-19: Nigeria may record spike in malaria, TB deaths, Global Fund warns (Onyedika-Ugoeze, 7/4). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Powerless in a pandemic: Solar energy prescribed…

Coronavirus Vaccine Trial Begins In S. Africa As Continent Seeks Equitable Access To Any Vaccine; Racial Bias In European Lockdown Policing, Report Says; More Than 226K Dead Of COVID-19 In PAHO Region; Yemen Needs More Aid Funding; Virus Hit Nursing Homes Hard In Canada

AFRICA Reuters: South Africa rolls out continent’s first trials for COVID-19 vaccine (Heiberg, 6/24). VOA News: Africa Seeks Equitable Access to Any COVID-19 Vaccine (Marks, 6/24). ASIA ABC (Australia): Coronavirus fears leave pregnant PNG women at risk despite nation’s low infection rate (Whiting, 6/24). AP: New Delhi plans mass screening effort…

Coronavirus Not Under Control In U.S., Fauci Testifies Before House Committee, Says Trump Never Told Officials To Slow Testing

The Hill: Fauci gives Congress COVID-19 warning “Anthony Fauci, the administration’s top infectious disease doctor, told a House panel on Tuesday that rising U.S. cases of COVID-19 are ‘disturbing’ as new signs emerged of the United States falling further behind other countries in containing the novel coronavirus. The coronavirus is…

E.U. May Ban American Travelers As Some U.S. States See Record Numbers Of COVID-19 Cases; Judge Orders Brazil President To Wear Mask; Yemen Facing Increased Cases As Aid Funding Depleted

AFRICA Reuters: All African countries now have coronavirus lab testing capacity — WHO chief (Paravicini, 6/24). U.N. News: Devastating South Sudan coronavirus deaths,’a tragedy that can be prevented,’ Security Council hears (6/23). ASIA Al Jazeera: Indonesia children at risk as COVID-19 disrupts vaccination drive (Washington, 6/23). CNN: The country where…