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WHO, Experts Raise Concern Over Mexico, Latin America As COVID-19 Cases Rise; Russia Receives More U.S. Ventilators; Cases Continue To Increase In India, Pakistan

AFRICA Reuters: Uganda health workers say they lack vital equipment to fight COVID-19 (Biryabarema, 6/3). Thomson Reuters Foundation: ‘Hunger or murder’: Lockdown poverty exposes African sex workers to more violence (Bhalla, 6/3). ASIA AP: Pandemic hits poorest hardest as India, Pakistan cases jump (Lederer/Kurtenbach, 6/4). AP: Amid virus, those in…

New WHO Model Predicts COVID-19 Spread In Africa; Minorities In U.K. At Higher Risk Of Death From Virus; Iran Fears 2nd Wave; Scientists Defend Venezuelan Colleagues Over Study

AFRICA NPR: New WHO Model Forecasts A Different Coronavirus Spread Pattern In Africa (Peralta, 6/2). Reuters: Uganda to lose $1.6 billion in tourism earnings as a result of COVID-19 (Biryabarema, 6/2). ASIA AP: Wuhan tests 10 million people, finds few infections (6/3). AP: Indonesia cancels hajj pilgrimage due to coronavirus…

China Denies AP Report It Delayed Sharing Information On Novel Coronavirus With WHO

Reuters: China rejects report that it delayed COVID-19 information sharing with WHO “China said on Wednesday a news report that said it delayed sharing COVID-19 information with the World Health Organization (WHO) is totally untrue. Foreign ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian made the remarks during a daily briefing in response to…

New DRC Ebola Outbreak In Équateur Records 9 Cases, 5 Deaths

CIDRAP News: New DRC Ebola outbreak grows to 9 cases, 5 deaths “Three more cases have been reported in a new Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) Équateur, and health officials have fleshed out more details about the cluster of cases. … In an update, DRC…

COVID-19 Cases Rising In Eastern Europe, Waning In Western Region; Pakistan Fears Polio Resurgence Amid Pandemic; Latin America New Hotspot; U.N. Calls For ‘Social Cohesion’ As Protests Sweep U.S., Elsewhere

AFRICA Bloomberg Quint: Old Scourges Revived in Africa as the Pandemic Drains Resources (Bax/Sguazzin, 6/2). New Humanitarian: Return pressure builds as COVID-19 hits South Sudan displacement camps (Craze/Pendle, 6/1). Quartz: Africa After Covid-19 (Multiple authors, 6/1). Reuters: South Africa loosens lockdown in economic recovery effort (Cox et al., 6/1). VOA:…

New Ebola Outbreak Declared In Northwestern DRC City; At Least 5 Dead

Washington Post: New Ebola outbreak declared in Congo city that last saw the virus in 2018 “Congo’s health minister confirmed the discovery of a new Ebola case in the country’s Équateur province, which last saw an outbreak of the highly deadly virus in 2018, ultimately killing 33 people there. ……

Blog Posts, Releases Address Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic

BMJ Opinion: Andy Cowper: The public health of politics and the politics of public health Andy Cowper, freelance journalist and editor of Health Policy Insight (5/29). Brookings: Fiscal policy for COVID-19 and beyond Rabah Arezki, chief economist for the Middle East and North Africa Region at the World Bank, and…