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Health Officials Call For More Effort To Slow Coronavirus Spread; Mexico Passes 100K Deaths; India Marks 9M Infections; Middle East Faces 2nd Wave; New Zealand Avoids Lockdown Using Science-Based Approach

CIDRAP News: Global officials urge more steps to drive down COVID spread “Health officials in different parts of the world urged people to double down on their individual actions to curb the spread of COVID-19 to avoid protracted lockdowns and to maintain and improve upon hard-fought gains against the virus…”…

More Than 2M COVID-19 Cases Recorded In African Nations As Officials Warn Of Inevitable 2nd Wave

AP: African continent hits 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases “Africa has surpassed 2 million confirmed coronavirus cases as the continent’s top public health official warned Thursday that ‘we are inevitably edging toward a second wave’ of infections. The Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the 54-nation continent had…

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Al Jazeera: Pacific’s Samoa records first case of coronavirus (11/19). Devex: Exclusive: FCDO to become ‘reserved’ department, will not be hiring foreign nationals (Worley, 11/18). New Humanitarian: In storm-hit Honduras, a climate crisis drives needs and fuels migration (Olson, 11/18). New York Times: How Profit Collided With Public Health in…

As U.S. COVID-19 Deaths Pass 250K, 2 In 3 Americans Say Coronavirus Relief Should Be Top Biden Administration Priority; Scientists Should Lead Public Health Communication, Biden Adviser Says

The Hill: 2 in 3 say coronavirus relief should be top priority for Biden in first 100 days: poll “Two-thirds of registered voters say a coronavirus relief package should be the top priority for President-elect Joe Biden in his first 100 days in office in a new Politico-Morning Consult poll…

FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization For First-Ever At-Home Coronavirus Test

POLITICO: FDA authorizes first at-home coronavirus test “The Food and Drug Administration has authorized the first prescription at-home coronavirus test, in a long-awaited milestone. The test, developed by Lucira Health, can be used by people who are at least 14 years old when their health provider suspects they have Covid-19,…

School Reopenings In Africa Bring Anxiety; Coronavirus Circulating Earlier Than Thought In Italy; Iran Experiencing Worst Epidemic In Middle East; U.S. Passes 11M Cases

AFRICA AP: As schools reopen in Africa, relief is matched by anxiety (Muhumuza/Odula, 11/16). ASIA Reuters: China finds coronavirus on frozen meat, packaging from Latin America, New Zealand (Singh et al., 11/15). Reuters: N.Korea’s Kim orders tightening of anti-virus measures amid global pandemic — KCNA (Cha, 11/15). EUROPE The Guardian:…

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