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Some Nations Prepare For Spread Of Coronavirus While Others Experience Slowdown

AFRICA The Guardian: ‘We fear, but have to work’: isolation not an option for the poor of Nairobi (Moore, 3/27). The Hill: Kenya confirms first coronavirus death (Bowden, 3/26). NPR: South Africa Reports First COVID-19 Deaths, Goes Into 3-Week Lockdown (Neuman, 3/27). Reuters: Using lessons from Ebola, West Africa prepares…

More News In Global Health

Devex: Data mapping key to track disease spread and plug health gaps, experts say (Willmer, 3/26). The Economist: Taking people’s temperatures can help fight the coronavirus (3/26). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: New guidelines for latent tuberculosis (Mushtaq, 4/1). The Lancet Infectious Diseases: Ebola virus disease in DR Congo (Burki, 4/1).…

Media Outlets Examine Epidemiology, Statistics, Modeling Of COVID-19 Pandemic

The Atlantic: All the Coronavirus Statistics Are Flawed (Thompson, 3/26). The Atlantic: How the Pandemic Will End (Yong, 3/25). Science Magazine: Mathematics of life and death: How disease models shape national shutdowns and other pandemic policies (Enserink/Kupferschmidt, 3/25). STAT: What we’ve learned about the coronavirus — and what we still…

More Countries Implement Containment Strategies As COVID-19 Continues Global Spread

AFRICA Global Voices: Across Africa, COVID-19 heightens tension between faith and science (Lichtenstein et al., 3/25). The Hill: Doctors, nurses in Zimbabwe strike over lack of protective equipment to fight coronavirus (Deese, 3/25). New Humanitarian: In the news: Uganda suspends refugee arrivals as coronavirus cases rise (Okiror, 3/25). ASIA AP:…

President Trump, Vice President Pence, Members Of Coronavirus Task Force Provide Updates On COVID-19 During Press Briefings, Interviews

White House: Remarks by President Trump, Vice President Pence, and Members of Coronavirus Task Force in Press Briefing In this press briefing held Tuesday, President Trump, Vice President Pence, members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and other administration officials discuss developments regarding the U.S. response to COVID-19 (3/24).…

Editorials, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of Ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic

Financial Times: India’s virus battle shows struggle of global south Editorial Board “…[India’s] struggle to contain the outbreak is emblematic of special challenges facing much of the developing world. Its response will carry lessons for others. … Many problems India will face in preventing the spread of the pandemic are…