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China Plans To Test All Wuhan Residents For Novel Coronavirus After Disease Resurgence; African Researchers Push For Funding, Developing Diagnostic Test; Europe Fears Second Wave; Navajo Nation In U.S. Hit Hard

AFRICA AP: Cape Town and its province are South Africa’s virus hotspot (Magome, 5/11). Eurasia Review: Dearth Of Medical Resources in Africa For COVID-19 Reminiscent Of Early HIV/AIDS Pandemic (5/10). Financial Times: Mystery deaths in Nigeria provoke fear of unrecorded coronavirus surge (Munshi, 5/12). The Guardian: ‘We depend on God’:…

African Nations Seek Homegrown Solutions To Pandemic; U.K. Looks To Ease Lockdown; Haiti Faces Humanitarian Crisis As COVID-19 Hits; Russia Now 3rd In Global Case Numbers

AFRICA AP: African nations seek their own solutions in virus crisis (Petesch et al., 5/11). Bloomberg: How Ebola Helped Africa Prepare for Coronavirus (Bax et al., 5/8). Reuters: Second wave of COVID-19 cases sweeps Senegal’s holy city (Van Der Perre/Prentice, 5/11). Reuters: Zambia seeks IMF funding to help soften impact…

The Hill Examines COVID-19 Pandemic’s Impacts In BRIC Nations

The Hill: Russia, Brazil struggle with coronavirus response “…Brazil, Russia, India, and China — the so-called BRIC nations — have boomed in recent years, fueled by strong commodity prices and nascent technological and manufacturing sectors that have given them a global edge. Since the turn of the century, millions of…

New Zealand Eliminates COVID-19; Violence Grips Colombia Amid Lockdowns; ISIS Exploits Iraq’s Lockdowns To Step Up Attacks; U.S. Field Hospitals Stand Down

AFRICA Devex: The double burden of coronavirus and Ebola in eastern DRC (Jerving/Tsongo, 5/8). Global Health NOW: Africa’s Decision-Makers Get a Data Boost (Myers, 5/7). Reuters: Africa disease centre rejects Tanzania’s allegation that its coronavirus tests faulty (Paravicini et al., 5/7). ASIA The Lancet: New Zealand eliminates COVID-19 (Cousins, 5/9).…

CDC MMWR Articles Discuss Improving Respiratory Disease Surveillance In Kenya, Measles Outbreak In Orthodox Jewish Communities In Israel

CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Improving Detection and Response to Respiratory Events — Kenya, April 2016-April 2020 Osatohamwen I. Idubor, epidemic intelligence service officer at the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases Division of Bacterial Diseases, and colleagues (5/8). CDC’s “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report”: Notes from…

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Bloomberg: Hackers Target WHO by Posing as Think Tank, Broadcaster (Gallagher, 5/7). The BMJ: Covid-19: Health needs of sex workers are being sidelined, warn agencies (Howard, 5/7). CNN: These are the ’10 plain truths’ about the coronavirus pandemic, according to former CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden (Kim/Watts, 5/6). Devex: Q&A:…