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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…

Media Outlets Examine Various Nations’ COVID-19 Responses, Effective Strategies

AFRICA Bloomberg: Africa Needs $100 Billion Stimulus to Combat Virus (Soto, 3/23). Reuters: African finance ministers call for $100 billion stimulus, debt holiday (Bavier, 3/23). ASIA Devex: To contain the spread of coronavirus, Manila grapples with lockdown (Ravelo, 3/24). New York Times: How South Korea Flattened the Curve (Fisher/Sang-Hun, 3/23).…

CDC Epidemiologist Embedded With China’s Disease Control Agency Left Post In July Before Position Cut In September

Reuters: Exclusive: U.S. axed CDC expert job in China months before virus outbreak “Several months before the coronavirus pandemic began, the Trump administration eliminated a key American public health position in Beijing intended to help detect disease outbreaks in China, Reuters has learned. The American disease expert, a medical epidemiologist…

More News In Global Health

Bloomberg: Coronavirus Slowing Desert Locust Response Amid New Swarms (Gebre/Herbling, 3/22). Borgen Magazine: S.Res. 260: Fighting Maternal and Child Malnutrition (Frazer, 3/23). Devex: As misinformation on coronavirus surges, funding trickles in (Worley/Krishnan, 3/23). The Hill: Former FDA head: ‘Life’s never going to be perfectly normal until we get to a…