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COVID-19 Resurgence Less Deadly So Far, But Experts Unsure Why

Bloomberg: Covid’s Comeback Is Bigger But Less Deadly, at Least for Now “…The deadly pathogen was always expected to make a comeback this winter, but an autumn rebound in infections across Europe and North America could make the colder months even more daunting than public health officials had anticipated. The…

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

KFF: COVID-19 Coronavirus Tracker — Updated as of October 12, 2020 Data on country government actions in response to COVID-19 are included in the tracker (10/12). A KFF-curated recap of pandemic-related news from last week is available here. Additional KFF COVID-19 resources on the global situation, as well as those…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Brazil strains at quarantine as virus cases pass 5 million (Biller, 10/8). AP: As virus fills French ICUs anew, doctors ask what went wrong (Charlton et al., 10/9). AP: Spanish govt imposes state of emergency in virus-hit Madrid (Hatton et al., 10/9). AP: Soldiers, experts to help German cities…

More COVID-19 & Global Health News

AP: Germany, which had virus under control, sees a jump in cases (10/8). AP: Hard-hit Peru’s costly bet on cheap COVID-19 antibody tests (Armario/Chen, 10/7). AP: ‘Catastrophically short of doctors’: Virus wallops Ukraine (Chernov/Karmanau, 10/8). BBC News: Coronavirus: Iran sets new record for deaths amid ‘third wave’ (10/7). CNBC: Mandela’s…

Declaration Of Africa’s Elimination Of Wild Poliovirus Is Premature, Researcher Argues

UNDARK: Opinion: Why It’s Premature to Declare Africa Free of Wild Polio Jordan Schermerhorn, researcher working on infectious diseases in fragile states and conflict settings throughout sub-Saharan Africa “…[G]iven the extreme inaccessibility caused by conflict, low vaccination rates, and logistical constraints that limit disease surveillance in many parts of rural…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Address Various Topics Related To COVID-19, Including Contact Tracing, Mental Health Of Frontline Workers, Vaccine Development, Inequities In Access To Medical Oxygen

Al Jazeera: Contact tracing is essential to break COVID-19 transmission Ibrahima Soce Fall, assistant director general for emergency response at the WHO (10/7). Devex: Opinion: Psychological first aid for front-line workers in quarantine Andy Solomon-Osborne, head of mental health and psychosocial support for Action Against Hunger’s Ethiopia team (10/6). Nature:…

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