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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 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…

Satellite Data Suggest Novel Coronavirus Might Have Emerged Earlier In Wuhan; Chinese Companies Step Up As Global Humanitarian Donors; China Demands Proof Of Vaccine Interference From Sen. Rick Scott

ABC News: Satellite data suggests coronavirus may have hit China earlier: Researchers “…Using techniques similar to those employed by intelligence agencies, the research team behind the study analyzed commercial satellite imagery and ‘observed a dramatic increase in hospital traffic outside five major Wuhan hospitals beginning late summer and early fall…

COVID-19 Pandemic Accelerating In Africa; Indonesia Suspects Hundreds Of Children Died Of Coronavirus; Scientists Criticize PM Johnson’s Pandemic Response; U.S. Hits 2M Cases, Many States See Surge As Federal Government Retreats

AFRICA AP: Zimbabwe names people who escaped filthy quarantine centers (Mutsaka, 6/10). Global Health NOW: In Liberia, Resources are Scarce — but Contact Tracing Is Second Nature (Winny, 6/10). NPR: Why Forecasters Can’t Make Up Their Mind About Africa And The Coronavirus (Peralta, 6/10). Reuters: Africa’s coronavirus ‘hotspots’ in South…

Some Hospitals In Africa, Asia Become Overwhelmed With COVID-19 Patients; Questions Remain Over Russia’s Coronavirus Numbers; Brazil, Peru Hit Hard; Cases Rise Again In Iran

AFRICA Bloomberg: Africa Turns to Home Care With Virus Cases Inundating Hospitals (Ombok et al., 6/13). U.N. News: Amidst COVID-19 challenges, U.N. ‘remains operational’ across Central Africa (6/12). U.N. News: Amid COVID-19 and climate change, UNHCR appeals for $186 million for Sahel refugee and displacement crisis (6/12). Reuters: Ghana’s president…

WHO DG Advises Nations To Continue Coronavirus Mitigation Strategies; WHO Experts Discuss Lessons Learned, Pandemic Trajectory

Reuters: Europe, North America should learn from Asia on COVID-19 — WHO expert “Europe and North America should follow the example of Asian states by persevering with anti-COVID measures and quarantining anyone who comes into contact with infected people, a World Health Organization (WHO) expert said on Monday…” (Nebehay/Shields, 10/19).…

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AP: Asia Today: India’s confirmed virus cases near 8 million (10/28). AP: France braces for possible lockdown as virus deaths mount (10/28). AP: Merkel seeks limited lockdown as German virus cases surge (Jordans/Grieshaber, 10/28). AP: Australia’s second-largest city ends 111-day virus lockdown (Ratnayake/McGuirk, 10/28). AP: Venezuelans brave COVID wing to…

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