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Former U.S. Diplomats, European Leaders Call For Loosening Of Iran Sanctions; France Sees Worst Day Of Coronavirus Deaths So Far; New Zealand Pursues Elimination Strategy

AFRICA PRI: What the U.S. can learn from West Africa to slow the spread of coronavirus (4/6). Reuters: Lockdowns: Saving lives, but ruining livelihoods in Africa (Akwagyiram et al., 4/7). Thomson Reuters Foundation: Coronavirus: Africa braces for impact ‘like nothing we have seen’ (Bhalla/Goering, 4/6). ASIA New York Times: CIA…

Media Outlets Report On Efforts To Develop Novel Coronavirus Treatments, Vaccines

The Atlantic: The Best Hopes for a Coronavirus Drug (Zhang, 4/8). Financial Times: Covid-19 drugs could be made for $1 per day, say academics (Mancini, 4/9). The Lancet: Regulators split on antimalarials for COVID-19 (Jaffe, 4/11). Nature: If a coronavirus vaccine arrives, can the world make enough? (Khamsi, 4/9). New…

African Nations To Provide 1M Novel Coronavirus Tests; Latin American Health Workers Face Hostility; Red Cross Warns Of Upheaval Across Middle East

AFRICA AP: Africa to roll out more than 1 million coronavirus tests (Anna, 4/16). Science: South Africa flattens its coronavirus curve — and considers how to ease restrictions (Nordling, 4/15). U.N. News: Africa mobilizing to minimize losses as COVID-19 pandemic continues worldwide advance (4/15). Washington Post: ‘Killing in the name…

U.N., World Health Assembly Draft Resolutions Aim To Improve Access To Coronavirus Drugs, Vaccines, Diagnostics

AP: Draft U.N. resolution urges global access to COVID-19 material “…The proposed resolution obtained by the Associated Press requests Secretary-General António Guterres to work with the World Health Organization and recommend options to ensure timely and equitable access to testing, medical supplies, drugs, and future coronavirus vaccines for all in…

As Novel Coronavirus Continues To Spread Worldwide, WHO DG Warns Of Lifting Restrictions Too Soon; True COVID-19 Case Numbers Unknown In Many Nations

AP: Poorer nations face bigger risk in easing virus restrictions (Karam et al., 4/17). AP: ‘Tip of the iceberg:’ Nations struggle to count virus toll (Parra et al., 4/17). Reuters: Africa may see millions of coronavirus cases, tentative WHO forecast shows (Miriri/Houreld, 4/16). U.N. News: Coronavirus pandemic threatens crises-ravaged communities,…

43% Increase In COVID-19 Cases In Africa Over Past Week; 20 European Countries Likely Pass First Peak; Syria Faces Coronavirus While Protracted War Continues

AFRICA AP: Africa dangerously behind in global race for virus gear (Anna et al., 4/24). AP: Africa’s 43% jump in virus cases in 1 week worries experts (Imray, 4/23). New Humanitarian: Township lockdown: How South Africa’s poor bear the cost of coronavirus (Oliver, 4/23). PRI: In fight against coronavirus, Ghana…

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