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CBS News: How the fight against polio was won (Kessel, 5/3). Devex: Where are the health workers? New data efforts aim to answer big coronavirus questions (Lieberman, 5/4). Devex: This nonprofit needs your cough sounds to detect COVID-19 (Ravelo, 5/4). The Guardian: Coronavirus ‘reinfections’ were false positives, says WHO technical…

Misinformation Hinders COVID-19 Response In Africa As Cases Rise; India Reporting Record Numbers; Physical Distancing Rules Spark Debate In U.K.; Saudi Arabia To Limit Hajj Attendance; U.S. Cases Continue To Rise, Sharply In Some States

AFRICA Quartz Africa: With over 250,000 cases, misinformation is compromising Africa’s Covid-19 response (Kazeem, 6/22). The Telegraph: Coronavirus infections pick up speed across Africa (Brown/Newey, 6/22). U.N. News: COVID ‘exacerbating existing vulnerabilities’ in Central African Republic: Lacroix (6/22). ASIA ABC’s RN Breakfast: Why so many Indonesian children are dying from…

Health Worker Shortage Worsens In Africa; Coronavirus Mitigation Strategies Shift In Australia, Japan, Dubai; European Sex Workers Struggle To Survive; Average Age Of COVID-19 Patient Drops 15 Years In U.S.

AFRICA AP: Egypt arrests doctors, silences critics over virus outbreak (7/6). AP: Zimbabwe nurses protest; South Africa reopens some classes (Mutsaka/Magome, 7/6). The BMJ: Covid-19: No large hidden outbreak in Africa but health worker shortage worsens (Dyer, 7/3). ASIA AP: Australia to shut state border as Melbourne infections surge (Brownbill/McGuirk,…

Telegraph Examines Whether Countries Will Experience COVID-19 ‘Second Waves’

The Telegraph: What a resurgence of Covid-19 around the world tells us about the risk of a second wave “…Of the last 10 big respiratory disease outbreaks, five have had significant subsequent waves, and four came after a summer trough. … Several countries around the world are already seeing a…

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The Atlantic: A New Understanding of Herd Immunity (Hamblin, 7/13). Borgen Magazine: 5 Facts About Aboriginal Children Facing Obesity in Australia (Shusterman, 7/11). Devex: One Health approach could be Australia’s contribution to the COVID-19 response (Cornish, 7/13). New York Times: How Koalas With an STD Could Help Humanity (Gross, 7/13).…

Editorial, Opinion Pieces Discuss Various Aspects Of COVID-19 Pandemic, Including Impact Of Politics On Response Efforts, Need For Testing Strategies, Impacts On Women, Children

The Atlantic: The United States Needs a New Foreign Policy William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (7/14). Boston Globe: Politics endanger COVID-19 vaccine Editorial Board (7/14). Financial Times: An airborne virus is a threat worth taking seriously Anjana Ahuja, science commentator at the Financial Times…

Pandemic Could Increase Mortality Due HIV, TB, Malaria, Modeling Study Shows

Reuters: Study predicts surge in HIV, TB and malaria deaths amid COVID-19 pandemic “Deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria could surge in poor and middle-income countries as already weak health systems grapple with severe disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a predictive study published on Monday. Over the next…